The Redding Area


Located 160 miles North of Sacramento, CA and 150 miles South of Medford, OR; Redding has a population of approximately 90,000. Redding is located on the Sacramento River and near Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park, numerous outdoor activities abound. The city also serves as the medical hub for far northern California and serves a greater population of 300,000. Our climate has warm summers, mild winters, seasonal rain, and occasional snow in the valley 

Culturally, the community regularly enjoys performances by local theater groups, the North State Symphony, the Shasta Symphony and Shasta Chorale. In addition to museums, art galleries, the Sundial Bridge and a planetarium, we also enjoy an annual Jazz Festival and the Redding Rodeo. Popular music and theater performances occur regularly at the Redding Convention Center and at the Cascade Theater. Ashland, Oregon, hosts the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from February through October, and is only two hours away. There are two colleges in the area: Shasta College is a two-year community college offering a wide variety of day and night classes, and Simpson University is a four-year private school. California State University, Chico, is 70 miles southeast of Redding.

Opportunities for outdoor sports abound in Shasta County with a national forest surrounding the city. Shasta and Whiskeytown Lakes are both within 20 minutes of town and offer the entire spectrum of water sports year round. Stream and river sports, hiking, biking, and backpacking opportunities close by. Mt. Shasta and Lassen National Park are especially attractive in this regard. Downhill and cross country skiing is popular at Shasta, Lassen and north into Oregon.

On a more suburban note, there are the usual tennis courts, golf courses, fitness clubs, and well-organized city leagues for team sports. With its Sacramento River Trail System, Redding has been written up in the San Francisco Chronicle as “becoming a trail capital for California and possibly the United States.”

Shopping opportunities include the Mt Shasta Mall (Macys, Home Goods, Old Navy, etc.), Costco, Walmart, Target, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. A factory outlet center lies within a 20-minute drive of downtown Redding. Dining opportunities include main chain restaurants, local cuisines, ethnic restaurants (Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Italian) and local breweries.

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Direct requests for more information should be addressed to:

Pam Cruzan RPh
Residency Program Director
Mercy Medical Center Redding
2175 Rosaline Ave
P.O. Box 496009
Redding, CA 96049-6009

Phone: 530-225-7045

Email: [email protected]