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    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-
Redding is a town in California with a population of 91,320. Redding is in Shasta County. Living in Redding offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Redding there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Redding and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Redding are above average.

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%
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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
    475
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    163
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    749
    500
  • Theft
    2,562
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    859
    284
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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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Redding is a beautiful city in northern California. With a population of nearly 100,000, it has the "little big city" feel to it. The summers do manage to get quite warm, and winters get relatively cold. Traffic, compared to the Bay Area, is nonexistent! From my experience, the school system is great. One aspect that Redding struggles to deal with is its homeless population that can be seen around City Hall and other places throughout the city. However, I feel this is weighed out by the amazing scenery and just good vibes that you feel when living in Redding! Oh, we also have the very unique Sundial Bridge with a great park!
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Hot as an oven and economically sideways. The biggest draw for Redding is the natural scenery. The area hosts a variety of treats for the nature lover: parks, mountains, lakes, hiking and more. In town, you'll have to get used to a homeless problem that seems unnatural for such a small city, which is okay since there is nothing in Downtown Redding to go see. If thinking of moving here, you'll want to make sure you have access to medical care, especially if a chronic disease is involved. There is not enough medical resources in the community to support the population. Finding a doctor who is simultaneously accepting new patients and your insurance can be traumatic. Don't move unless God calls you or you already have a job. The job market here is adequately filled with low paying jobs; that's about it. Finally - if you are coming from a metropolitan area with access to fresh, diverse and healthy food options, be prepared. You won't find that here.
I love Redding! It is one of the most beautiful cities. There are mountains and lakes and trees, and its very hot- which I love! If you're looking for fun night-life adventures, it's probably not the town for you. There's a movie theater and some good local restaurants, but other than that, not much night life.