Redding began as a mining and lumber town, but now much of the local economy is supported with start-up companies, including Skyway Wheels, You Caring, and AirCover. It is also home to the headquarters of Black Bear Diner, a growing restaurant chain, and also functions as the largest shopping area in northern California. Redding has a student to teacher ratio of 19:1 and has both public and private school options. Six colleges and universities can be found in the city, so if you are looking to further your education, you won't have to go far. Redding has two hospitals which serve the needs of the city and its surrounding areas. The city is served by Amtrak and Redding Municipal Airport for transportation to and from the region.

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With its location in the foothills of the Shasta Cascade region and its proximity to the Sacramento River, Redding, California, is a nature lover's paradise. Redding is home to almost 90,000 people and has much to offer both residents and visitors. The median home price is $209,000, below the average housing cost in California. Redding has a surprisingly temperate climate of mild winters and warm, dry summers, unusual for a city so close to the mountains.

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