Located between Redding and Lassen Volcanic National Park, Shingletown is home to just over 2,200 inhabitants. It comprises two constituent neighborhoods in Shasta County’s wooded foothills. Unlike nearby urban areas, this rural region has four distinct seasons and doesn’t get extreme summer heat.
Due to its small size, this picturesque mountain town has a quiet ambiance. The cost of living for Shingletown is lower than the national average. This town has a balanced mix of white and blue-collar workers. Office personnel and service providers are especially well represented. Many residents also work in administrative, healthcare and sales fields.
Properties here are more affordable when compared to the nation’s average. This applies especially to one and two-bedroom homes. Homeowners also pay significantly less in property taxes when compared to the national median. The average listing price per square foot is around $60, and the median real estate value for Shingletown is 180,000.
Shingletown children attend Black Butte Union Elementary, Whitmore Union Elementary, Black Butte Junior High, East Valley Community Day or Shasta Union High School. There are 20 students per classroom in the public education system, which is a better ratio than the state average. Residents can opt to send their children to any of the 16 private learning centers in Shasta County.
Shingletown is home to the Wild Horse Sanctuary, a haven for dozens of wild equines. The ranch owners offer trail rides and camping trips. If you don’t want to cook dinner or need a quick bite to eat, you can find several local eateries, including Pioneer Hillside Pizza, Higher Ground Coffee Shop and Papa Casey’s Grill. Despite the town’s small size, it has a grocery store as well. Since Shingletown is part of the Redding metro area, residents also have easy access to the city’s attractions.
Popular recreational destinations in the area include Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Whiskeytown Lake, Sacramento River Trail, Shasta Lake Historical Park, and McConnel Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Adventurous people will enjoy the fishing hot spots and remarkable hiking trails of Mt. Lassen, which is only a 15-minute drive away from Shingletown.