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

Retirement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The City of Tuscaloosa is located in West Alabama on the Black Warrior River, 57 miles southwest of Birmingham. Tuscaloosa is the county seat of 1,340 square mile Tuscaloosa County, which also includes the municipalities of Northport and Brookwood.

Population; 83,052 (2006)

Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama

Health Care: DCH Health system has several medical centers in the area, and there is also a Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Transportation: The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority system is the public transit system, with trollys on 4 fixed routes in the city. There is also bus service as well as a municiple airport.

Climate: The average temperature is 67.4 degrees, and the precipitation for 2006 was 50.91 inches. The city is 225 feet above sea level.

Taxes: The sales tax is 9%. Property taxes in Alabama are the lowest in the US.

Retire to Anniston, Alabama

The City of Anniston, Alabama is situated in a tree lined valley of the Appalachian foothills, Anniston is the commercial and industrial center of Calhoun County. With a mild climate and four distinct seasons, Anniston has plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities, including bicycling, fishing, camping and golfing.

Population: 23,741 (2005)

Climate: Four distinct seasons

Municiple Sales Tax: 4%

Transportation: Anniston Municiple Airport, Amtrak (train) and Greyhound (bus)