Thursday, February 14, 2008

Redding California Retirement

Redding California lies in the Shasta Cascade region of north central California. Redding is the largest city for hundreds of miles in each direction and a key center of commerce and activity of this part of California.

Redding Retirement Communities (NOT inclusive):

River Oaks Retirement -
Hilltop Estates Retirement - 530-241-4444
Oakdale Heights of Redding - 530-241-6047
Lakewood Christian Homecare - 530-246-7088
Kirkwood Assisted Living 530-241-2900
Sierra Oaks Senior Living - 530-241-5100
A Touch of Heaven - 530-226-5052

Population: Approximately 90,000

Climate: Hot summers, mild to cold winters

Cost of Living: Moderate to high

Housing Costs: Check out Redding Home prices at Zillow

Taxes: California generally has high taxes compared to other states. California Tax details are here at the California State Tax website:

Colleges and Universities: Shasta College Lake College . Redding University offers professional degrees focusing on business and life experience degrees.

Transportation: Redding Area Bus Community Airport

Health care:
Shasta Regional Center -

Mercy Medical Center Redding -

Patients Hospital - - (530) 225-8700

Shasta County Psychiatric Hospital - - (530) 245-6979

Northern California Rehab Hospital - - (530) 246-9000

Travel and tourism: Redding outdoor recreation is very abundant. California's Trinity Alps Wilderness Area is nearby as are hundreds of lakes, streams, rivers. Redding is almost surrounded by BLM and Forest service lands with boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.
Redding Chamber of Commerce:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

1 comment:

Joseph Hunkins said...

A "new" advantage in Redding are the great "post-bubble" home prices, which are sometimes less than half what they were. In Redding many nice 3BR 2BA homes are available for well under 200,000. Distressed pre-foreclosures and fixer up properties for much less than that. In my opinion the down side of Redding is the very hot summer climate, but otherwise this is a very nice place to consider retirement, especially for those who love the outdoor amenities you can find a short drive from Redding.