Redding, California 

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+2.1% since 2020

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7.6 / 6.8

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Best Places to Live in Redding, California

Redding, California is located in the northern part of the state and offers a plethora of cultural attractions and outdoor activities. Visitors to this charming city can explore nature at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area or take in stunning views from Mt. Shasta. Redding's unique downtown area is filled with vibrant shops, restaurants and galleries. When it comes to nightlife, there's plenty of pubs, clubs and live music venues to choose from. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, Redding has something for everyone! Small town - Northern California, at the north end of the Central Valley.
State: California
County: Shasta County
Metro Area: Redding Metro Area
City: Redding
Zip Codes: 96003 96001 96002
Cost of Living: 7.8% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 342 ft above sea level

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Redding, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Mild winters
Outdoor recreation
Revitalizing economy
Educational attainment
Summer heat

What Bert Has To Say About Redding Metro Area

Redding is located along I-5 between the Central Valley and the mountainous region to the north into Oregon. Although the nearby mountain ranges and hilly terrain give a different physical appearance from other Valley towns, Redding shares many of the same concerns of the others – challenged economy, high cost of living and housing, and little to do. But there are some signs of an upswing.


The unemployment rate in Redding is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Redding jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Redding's cost of living is 7.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Redding's Cost of Living

May, October and June are the most pleasant months in Redding, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Shasta county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 65.4% to 32.3%. More Voting Stats

Redding's population is 92,456 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 16.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Redding is Real Estate: $345,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

Redding public schools spend $8,448 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.8 students per teacher in Redding. More Education

Best Places to Live in Redding Rankings

Housing Market in Redding

It's a good time to buy in Redding. Home Appreciation is up 19.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Redding is $345,400.
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Reviews for Redding   61 Reviews
A place to Live and Visit - 4/18/2022
What an amazing place to live. No place is perfect but the people here are friendly with several parks nearby and many miles of trails from Road Biking to MBT. Check out... Read More

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You come for cheap housing and cry 'no culture'! - 8/16/2021
Take a hike if you don't like different points of view, religious or generally conservative people. No one will miss you. California has been going in the wrong... Read More

Don't move here! - 3/16/2021
I retired to Redding 6 years ago and I can truthfully say that I made a huge mistake. If you are looking to move to an area that has; thriving arts scene, gourmet... Read More

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