The Redding and The Shasta County area is one of the most diverse and beautiful areas in California. It is surrounded by mountains and has the magnificent Sacramento River slicing through it. Outdoor recreation and beauty define the area. Despite recent growth it still maintains that “small hometown” feel. Relative to the rest of California, land is plentiful and priced reasonably.
Redding is in far Northern California. It is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA. With a population of 89,861, according to the 2010 Census, Redding is the state's largest city north of Sacramento and the fourth largest city in the Sacramento Valley.
History of Redding
- Situated along the Siskiyou Trail, an ancient trade and travel route connecting California's Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest, the site of Redding was occupied by Native Americans of the Wintu tribe from about the year 1000. During the early 19th century, Hudson's Bay Company trappers and members of the United States Exploring Expedition passed through the site of Redding, while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail.
The first non-native settler in the area was Pierson B. Reading, an early California pioneer. Reading was an admirer of John Sutter, and in 1844, Reading received the Rancho Buena Ventura Mexican land grant for the area occupied by today's Redding and Cottonwood, California, along the Sacramento River. At the time it was (by over 100 miles) the northernmost non-native settlement in California.
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Median price of a house sold in the City of Redding in 2005 was $ 270,500. Executive type homes range up to $ 1.5 million+. Average price for a home in Shasta County Feb 2006: $ 304,348 (California: $ 535,470). Average property tax 1.07%
Redding ranks 1st in the Fastest Percentage Growth in median housing prices in USA (19+%)
There are 35 private schools in Shasta County
Shasta County has four colleges and universities:
Shasta College, Redding – 2 year, fully accredited
Simpson University, Redding – 4 year, fully accredited
National University, Redding – 4 year, fully accredited
Shasta Bible College - 4 year
The Shasta county area is an outdoor mecca. The area offers excellent camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting and biking opportunities. Lassen National Park is an hour’s drive from Redding and Whiskeytown NRA is just a short drive away. Just to the north is beautiful Lake Shasta, Castle Crags State Park and Mt Shasta. For more information on the many Recreational opportunities in the area please visit Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association