Surrounded by mountains, fed by numerous rivers, and boasting two breathtaking lakes, Redding is still one of California’s best kept secrets. With a population of 91,000, Redding offers residents the comfort and character of a small town with the amenities of a city.
Redding is truly an adventure seeker’s paradise. With 300+ sunny days per year, Redding’s outdoor activities are the heart and soul of its community. While some people move to the area simply to enjoy everything Shasta County has to offer, a number of the area’s largest and nationally recognized businesses have been built around the great outdoors!
Redding hosts six middle schools, 46 elementary schools, six charter schools, and 30 private schools. The high school district boasts an exceptionally high graduation rate and also partners with six of the region’s colleges and universities to offer students guaranteed enrollment. Redding is home to Shasta College, Simpson University, National University and offers a number of certification and trade programs in the areas of manufacturing, medical and other STEM fields.
Launched in 2015, through a collaboration of economic development groups, Redding became home to a startup incubator for tech and STEM companies. The incubator will house 40 various startups and offer resources, opportunities for collaboration, and funding opportunities that young, innovative companies need to establish themselves and grow. With cost of living coming in at 60% less than San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area, Redding is an ideal launchpad for California’s motivated and innovative.
For those who wish to escape the crazy lifestyle of the big city and grow their family in a place that values community engagement and unity above all else, and offers weekly opportunities for fun and educational activities, Redding is an ideal place to live, work and play!