- Surrounded by Beautiful Mountains -
The Redding area offers life style opportunity with many year around activities. We enjoy our four distinct seasons and with these ever changing conditions there is time for many interests and activities. With enviable recreational opportunities your choices can be accommodated with easy access to mountains, lakes, streams and much more.
In and around Redding we have many points of interest including the world famous Sundial Bridge, refurbished art-deco styled Cascade Theater, miles upon miles of trails, Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, State Forests and National Forests. Perhaps fishing in the Sacramento River for trout & salmon within the city limits of Redding, or snow skiing in nearby Mt. Shasta is of interest to you? Maybe a round of golf? The Redding area has an abundance of choices!!
You can't miss the mountains that surround us in three directions with nearby Mt. Shasta, Burney Falls State Park, Lassen National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area & the Trinity Alps Wilderness area. Within a three hour drive or less you can have an overnight adventure by visiting the Pacific Ocean in Eureka, take in a play in Ashland Oregon, gamble in Reno, or be in the San Francisco bay area for world class entertainment.
We are a regional hub with a population of approximately 160,000 including nearly 100,000 in the City of Redding. The area serves a much larger population and geographical region stretching out great distances and therefore has the amenities of a much larger city. To some this area is known as "Upstate California" or "Far Northern California", whatever title you prefer we encompass more than 20% of the land mass and only 3% of the population in California.
Redding is home to two major hospitals, Mercy Medical Center Redding and Shasta Regional Medical Center. Both are top notch and have a full range of services, there are also specialty smaller hospitals and medical centers. The Redding area also serves as a regional base for most State and National agencies.
While many west coast communities have water shortage issues we have four major rivers: McCloud River, Pit River, Trinity River and flowing through Redding is the Sacramento River. The nearby large open spaces and resulting rivers help make this area less prone to water shortages.
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