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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Redding Rankings

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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
    531
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    156
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    772
    500
  • Theft
    2,837
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    565
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,573
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I have been living in Redding for two and half years now and I love it. I love Redding for its beautiful landscape, Its diversity and the community. I love that it is a very small town, chances of getting traffic are very low. It is a great place to live a live a healthy lifestyle. There are many parks, river trails, mountains to hike and beautiful lakes. This city has changed my life and the way I see people. I am more open to living my life as a minimalist. I love Redding!
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Redding is a small city in Northern California. The city itself isn't too bad, but the people could be a little more tolerant. This is a rural-esq, predominantly white, and religious community. I've lived here about two years now and have seen maybe 30-40 people of non-white descent. One of which was a black man walking down the street when a giant truck with a confederate flag sticker on its window yelled out "NIGGER!" before driving off in a cloud of black smoke.
Long story short, if you aren't white, racist, or voted for Trump, you won't belong here.

Aside from that,
neighbourhood wise, the newer developments on Hilltop area are pretty safe and have nice communities, everywhere else ranges from average to very much below average scummy apartment complexes. Most of the time right next to each other as well. Break-ins are common almost everywhere. Excluding Hilltop and more rural homes on the outskirts of town. There are a large homeless population, and drug addiction.
I really do like Redding, it’s a smallish town surrounded by beautiful scenery. I only gave Redding 3 stars because of how hot it can get here over the summer. Bears will hibernate during the winter but Redding people hibernate during the summer. Or residents will sit in the lake or some sort of pool. People have backed cookies and fried eggs in their cars. It’s insane! But the falls, winters and spring time are beautiful!! There are so many hiking trails, waterfalls and beautiful mountains surrounding Redding. I would recommend someone to visit just not during the summer months!! I moved out here from Colorado, which was a huge shock!!