Top Reasons to Live in Redding CA
Housing Statistics Redding has some very nice homes with views that are unbeatable. Compared to the national average, this area is actually relatively cheap to live in. Median sale price for a home in Redding in 2012 was $200,000. If you see a home you like that's a little out of your price range, there's good news. The average average sale price in 2012 was $312,000, meaning you have plenty of room to negotiate since prices have been falling quite drastically. If you're looking for an apartment or a rent to own option, apartment vacancy in the city is at 6.59% so you may have to look a little for the right place. To make matters a little easier, the turnover rate is a steady 17%, so hang out until early spring or mid summer and scoop up the place of your dreams.
Local Eats Not quite world famous (yet), Northwestern cuisine is a delightfully eclectic mix of flavors and textures. Northern Californian food's influences range from Spanish tapas to Asian stir-fry and Midwestern chilis. Due to its incredible diversity, Redding offers up some of the most unique and delicious recipes available. For authentic Thai, there is no beating Janya's on Market St. Big Bear Diner on HIlltop lives up to its name with hash browns, chicken fried steak and peach cobbler - this is mountain food. For fine dining, View 202 offers riverside scenery paired with high quality American cuisine and a selection of incredible wines. Speaking of wine, let us not forget that California is wine country and Redding is home to Moseley Family Cellars and just a stone's throw from Matson Vineyards.
Nightlife You never have to go far for great drinks, good friends and the best music in town. Monroe's Nightclub is a little laid back during the week, but when weekend comes around, it cranks it up to full volume. Castle Lounge is considered by many locals to the be the very best bar in town. From its colorful motto to the dark, classic atmosphere, this is where friends meet and share good times well into the evening and morning hours. If you're feeling lucky, head over to Hilltop and check out the Casino Poker Club for a nightclub, sports bar and casino all in one location.
Neighborhoods The majority of Redding's neighborhoods are centered around the Sacramento River. Here are some areas you should know about: