California's Natural Getaway…
Redding is centrally located in the beautiful Shasta-Cascade region at the top of the Sacramento Valley in far northern California. Surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of federal and state lands, Redding is a short drive to some of California’s most beautiful natural attractions, including the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, spectacular Mt. Shasta, and the pristine Trinity Alps. The region boasts miles of backcountry roads and scenic highways and byways, including one of only two All American Roads in California, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. Redding is home to the Sundial Bridge--the world’s only glass-decked pedestrian bridge that is a working sundial--and world-class Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Redding offers great shopping, hundreds of restaurants, and over 2,500 hotel rooms. It's a short two-hour drive to Sacramento, three-hour drive to the magnificent Redwood Coast, and three-hour drive to San Francisco. Redding and the surrounding areas of the Shasta-Cascade offer a wide variety of year-round recreational opportunities: from fishing, golfing, kayaking, and white water rafting, to art in public places, history and culture, regional attractions, and theatre, there is something here for everyone.
20 percent of Shasta County’s 488,743 acres were harvested in 2007. Top crops include hay, wild rice, walnuts, strawberries (nursery plants), honey and other apiary products.
The median home price in Shasta County is $162,110 (2011), the median monthly rental, including utilities, for a new two-bedroom apartment is approximately $850 month, and the median income for a family in Shasta County is $44,614.
Redding and Shasta County is committed to providing an education for everyone from preschoolers to adults. The Redding area is served by 46 public elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 8 high schools, 30 private schools, Shasta College--a 2-year community college which offers outreach programs through California State University Chico, and Simpson University--a 4-year State-accredited private college with a Master’s program.
Population for the County of Shasta is 182,240 with an average annual increase of 1%, a land area of 3,786 square miles (apx 48 residents per square mile), and an average population age of 50 to 59. The population for the City of Redding is 89,861 with an average annual increase of 1.3%. Of the three incorporated cities in Shasta County (Anderson, Redding, and Shasta Lake), Redding is the most populous.
Redding is home to three Joint Commission accredited hospitals, including a private acute-care hospital that specializes in surgery and pain management. Additional offerings include surgical, urgent care, radiology, GI and occupational medicine, and physical rehabilitation centers, convalescent hospitals, home health agencies, hospice, and medical transportation and supply companies.