Shasta Lake, the Dam City
Shasta Lake is small community 8 Miles North of Redding. One of the major boat Launch ramps (Centamodi Ramp), on shasta Lake is just 3 miles to the North East of town. The Bass and Trout fishing on this lake is some of the best in the country.
The town was bult as a temperary city to support the construction of Shasta Dam in the 30's and has a lot of the old temperary buildings still being used for housing and business, however that is changing. We have new commercial development on our main street, Shasta Dam Blvd. New residential subdivision activity the south and west of town that compete with the Redding housing market.
I retired from the real estate business in 2003. sold out in Redding and went debt free. We purchased a new manufactured home in Twin Lakes Estates and have never been happier. Lots of true friends, 1.5 miles from the boat ramp and all of the conviences of a small town close to a larger urban area.
It's a great place to live and the schools are good. I attend the local high schools football games. It's the thing to do on Friday night. Central Valley High School's Falcons were 2005 California division 3 state champions and ranked 6th best in the state. In the 2006 season, made the playoffs again. Good kids and great teachers.
When you come to Shasta County, don't overlook the best retirement town and best schools in Shasta County.
Mike | Shasta Lake, CA