August 29, 2017    |    By

The hustle and bustle and fast-pace of city life can be alluring. For a while. Smaller towns are a great place to raise a family, retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. They are normally safer, have better school systems and higher community engagement. Redding is no different.

When it comes to raising a family, the benefits Redding offers cannot be beat. From activities to a highly engaged community to a superior school system, Redding offers families of all sizes the perfect environment to thrive.


Redding offers 15 high schools, 11 charter schools and several private schools. The high schools range in specialty from university preparatory to an award winning robotics program, and programs specializing in engineering, culinary arts, medical careers, and more. The schools have strong athletics programs and community support. Student scores are above the state average and there is even a school with a Mandarin program that starts in kindergarten.

Redding also offers a two-year state community college, Shasta College, a private four-year university, Simpson University, and a state university, Chico State University, just an hour away.


It is rare to have a weekend in Redding where there is not a community event happening. Whether it’s a community wide event or a fundraiser for a non-profit, there is no shortage of events that rally the community together. Redding has civic-minded organizations for all ages and interests. There are five Rotary Clubs, the Active 20/30 Club, Lions, Soroptomist, Catalyst Young Professionals, and many more.

These organizations (and others) host multiple events throughout the year including Redding Beer Week, Taste Of Redding, Freedom Festival, multiple community runs (CASA Superhero Run, Nash Ranch Mud Run, Color Run, etc.), the Redding Rodeo, Kool April Nites and Big Bike Weekend. There are more than can be listed and something for enthusiasts of all kinds.

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In addition to these events, there are ample opportunities to enjoy concerts, both indoor and outdoor, art, museums and historic sites. You can take your pick of Redding’s music and film festivals, museums and art galleries, historical sites, tours, classes, and more. Redding is the urban hub of far northern California, and home to the historic Cascade Theatre: a historic landmark and beautifully-restored Art Deco performing arts venue that hosts circuses, humorists, chart-toppers, and everything in between:

Need more? How about state of the art sports complexes catering to both adults and kids? Dinner cruises on the lake or river? A downtown with shops and restaurants? The list is never ending.

Want to plan a visit and see it for yourself? We highly recommend Visit Redding to see all the offerings available to you year-round!

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