Redding recognized among top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

Updated: May 28, 2024

Livability’s annual list celebrates Redding for its quality of life, outdoor activities, and community spirit.

Hear Rebecca Baer, CEO of Shasta EDC talk about this article with NPR station Jefferson Public Radio

REDDING, CA, May, 28, 2024 /Shasta Economic Development Corporation/ — The Shasta Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce that Redding has been honored as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2024, according to the renowned city and regional guide, Livability. This recognition highlights the outstanding quality of life, affordability, and the robust economic environment that Redding offers.

“We’re thrilled to be named to Livability’s Top 100 places to live list. When people are looking to relocate, we want them to think about Redding and Shasta County. This list is one more way people can find us. We love our community and it’s great to see the outside world thinks we’re something special too”

— Eric Woodstrom, Chair Board of Directors

This designation is not just about the scenic beauty and leisure activities but underscores the economic advantages and safe, welcoming neighborhoods that make Redding a prime destination for families, professionals, and retirees.

“Being named as one of the top 100 cities in the United States gives us a leg up to attract high-quality talent and businesses. We’re focused on economic growth and being a great place to live is a key ingredient in attracting businesses to our area.

— Rebecca Baer, President/CEO Shasta EDC

According to Livability, Redding ranks as a perfect blend of natural beauty and thriving economy. The access to numerous recreation options appeals to those who “value a strong sense of community, a relaxed lifestyle and endless outdoor options.” The city also boasts a growing arts scene, diverse job market, and cost of living significantly lower than the state. 

Redding is an attractive place for new residents and businesses. This accolade serves as a beacon for potential new residents and investors that Redding is indeed one of the best places to live in the United States.

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About Shasta Economic Development Corporation
Shasta Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation focused on growing, diversifying and maintaining a balanced economy, leading to more economic stability and sustainability for Shasta County.

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