Shasta County is one of the most beautiful counties in California.
No matter where you go in Shasta County, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beauty. This is because Shasta County is uniquely located at the very top of the Central Valley and is surrounded by mountains to the East, North, and West. Some of the amazing geographic features in Shasta County include: Mount Lassen, Burney Falls, Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, and the Upper Sacramento River. Gorgeous river valleys, mountain vistas, and forested views are common place in Shasta County. If you love a good adventure, incredible hikes and mountain climbing are within a short drive from any location. On the other hand, if you prefer to take in the views from a hot tub on your back deck, there are many real estate options that will suit you!
Shasta County real estate is still affordable.
California isn’t known for its affordable real estate, but Shasta County remains an underappreciated jewel. The average single family home is currently selling for $276,000 (search all Shasta County Real Estate here.). By contrast, if you drive a few hours south to Sacramento County, you’ll pay an average of $385,000! What’s really impressive about that $276,000 price point is the value. In addition to its natural beauty, Shasta County boasts great schools, a thriving arts scenes, local farmers markets, and a growing economy.
There are a variety of real estate options in Shasta County.
While Shasta County is a bit more rural than many places in California, it doesn’t mean you have to buy a ranch (although there are definitely properties with nice acreage available). Whatever your preference, there are real estate options that will suit your needs–downtown living, new construction, riverfront properties, horse properties, homes with amazing vistas, mountain cabins–you’ll find a little bit of everything.
There are great things happening in Shasta County.
For years Shasta County remained pretty static in terms of growth and development, but in recent years the next generation of leaders have taken steps to develop a culture of arts and innovation. These days you’ll find tech start-ups, co-working labs, world class architecture (like the Sun Dial Bridge), and trendy gathering places like The Park, Redding’s Food Truck Hub.
Shasta County real estate is a great investment.
Without a doubt, Shasta County is a great place to live, and by all assessments it’s also a great place to invest. Shasta County real estate has steadily appreciated in value over the last ten years, and values are expected to continue to appreciate for the foreseeable future. Whether you’re planning to invest in real estate for your own use and enjoyment or for financial gain, it’s difficult to go wrong in Shasta County. Property values are projected to increase in 2020 by over 3%, and the mortgage payment for the average house is approximately $200 less than the average cost of rent. Given these numbers and all Shasta County has to offer, what are you waiting for? If buying a house seems out of reach, we’d be happy to go over the options with you. You might be surprised! At Wise House Realty, we love Shasta County real estate, and hopefully now you have a few more reasons to love it too!