B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$962
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    453
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    158
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    836
    525
  • Theft
    3,138
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,341
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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What I enjoy most about Redding is the sense of community I've felt opposed to living in southern California. Since living here, I've always notice events put on for the public by various local volunteer groups that even welcome membership and ways to help volunteer. Being a part of the community feels great!
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Redding is an average town. In the summer there seems to be quit a few events that go on, which are family oriented so that's nice. There's not a whole lot to do. We have the movies, mall, waterslides, bar, and a casino. Don't forget the rivertrail, which is absolutely beautiful but you better being a walking buddy!
Redding is a big little city it combines urban and rural lifestyles to create a unique community. Although it has all the qualities of a big city somehow it still have the small town feel. The most popular attractions of Redding are the bodies of water. There are two large lakes, many creeks and streams, and th Sacramento river that is an important water source for all of California. Beautiful views of the mountains surround Redding and it always seems to have amazing sunsets. The community is very giving always going out of the way to help those in need and neighboring communities when in times of crisis. Downside to Redding would be that there is a high homeless population. Although there is a homeless presence in Redding the city police have been putting in a lot of effort to discourage homelessness. All in all Redding is a very friendly city that has a lot to offer the everyday traveler with views, outdoor activies, and beautiful weather year round.