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Old 04-29-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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Talking diversity

me and my boyfried are thinking of moving to redding CA we have a couple of questions? does this area have more of the country feel or is it ethinically diverse? we read some statistics online saying the area has only a 1% african american population. we have never been there so we are curious what it is like. everything else about the area looks great. we were also curious about the job market? we will both be college students so we don't have a lot of money.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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It used to be real "hick" area, but it's gotten MUCH better.

But I would not call it ethically diverse by any standard
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Redding is a White area. I've been there and I'm not even sure if I saw a non-White person. If you want diversity try San Joaquin county.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I don't agree, Redding is NOW newly Diverse. There are very many African Americans newly moving into Redding as we chat.
The housing is way better. Much more affordable.
If one is to consider just a 15-20 minute drive outside the City of Redding, there is even more affordable housing options.
Like the newly remodeled 'Clear Creek Estates' in French Gulch. There are at least 50 brand spanking new Manufactured homes in there, just waiting for people!
Great prices from what I read. There is also a mine up there on French Gulch Road.
It is called 'Bullion River Gold Corporation', it has about 300 - 700 employees. I would Google that first to make sure they are still hiring in high numbers as before.
The paychecks looked like an average of $17.00 an hour in the Redding Recordsearchlight article I am trying to remember.
That would be going Westbound on the 299 towards Wiskeytown Lake.
Beautiful, clean, fresh air and freedom. Not all cramped in like the City of Redding.
But, there are still many, many bargins in Redding.
The employment is the sad part of Redding. Not enough. Low pay jobs are around, yes, but not enough good jobs in the City, Yet, lets say.
I feel that there will be a new interest in companies wanting to move here and start up.
We had some companies start up and then they up and left.
It could change though.
Education is good for the children. There is way more outdoors for families here.
Young couples could find it way more easier to start out here than like the Bay area that is just too high priced and frustrating.
I grew up in South Central Los Angeles. The overcrowding got to me. I came up here and thought I found paradise.
It could be the same for you and others newly coming into Redding, Shasta County.
Remember, just short 15-20 minutes outside Redding has alot of housing to offer too.
The lower home prices will offset the small amount of gasoline to get into the main part of Redding.
Via Con Dios
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