Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Heritage Roasting Company
Coffee Shop
From the Hearth Express
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) F
Wintu Cultural Center
Museum
Boomtown BMX
Stadium
Oasis Fun Center
Theme Park
Food and Drink (4) F
Silver Dollar Club
Bar
Taco Shop
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Lake Liquor
Alcohol
Fitness (3) F
"Community Center"
Community Centre
Shasta Lake Visitors Center
Community Centre
Community Room
Community Centre
Groceries (1) F
Farmers Market Place
Grocery Store
Dollar General Market
Grocery Store
Parks (17) C-
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shasta Park
Park
Clair Engle Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Margaret Polf Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Buckeye Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Northridge Park
Park
Shops (15) F
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Sunshine Market
Convenience Store
Dan's Optical
Optician
Central Valley Feed
Convenience Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Russel cycle
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Valero
Convenience Store
ampm
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Antiques
Furniture
Cascade Antiques
Furniture
Antique Cottage and Garden
Furniture
ampm
Convenience Store
Food Mart & Liquor
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Bicycles Designers
Bicycle
Express Deli & Market
Convenience Store
Tower Mart
Convenience Store
Meeks Lumber and Hardware
Home Improvement
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commute A

Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in Shasta Lake.
Public Transit Stops (17)
Stops & Stations
A+
Shasta Dam Blvd at Givan St
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Montana Ave
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Hardenbrook Ave
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Shasta Park Dr
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Median Ave
Bus Stop
Hill Blvd at Ranchera Rd
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Grand Coulee Blvd
Bus Stop
Lake Blvd at Pine Grove Ave
Bus Stop
Hill Blvd at Pine Ave
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Sacramento St
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Morningstar Way
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Cottage Ave
Bus Stop
Shasta Dam Blvd at Lake Blvd
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Shasta Dam Blvd
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Lake Blvd at Newton Rd
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Mulberry St
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Autumn Harvest Way
Bus Stop
Lake Blvd at Pine Cone Dr
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Riddle Rd
Bus Stop
Lake Blvd n/o Dean Rd
Bus Stop
Cascade Blvd at Oasis Rd
Bus Stop
Oasis Rd at Randolph Rd
Bus Stop
Lake Blvd n/o Aarly Ln
Bus Stop
Oasis Rd at Beltline Rd
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.7%
F
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cost of living D+

The cost of living in Shasta Lake is 112/100 - which is 20% lower than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Shasta Lake crime rates are 4,000 per 100k, which is 41% higher than California
Property Crime
3,297 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
704 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D+

The median income in Shasta Lake is $48,257 - which is 24% lower than California.
Med. Household Income
$48,257
F
Unemployment Rate
3.1%
B
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (8)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Shasta Lake Fire Department
Fire Station
Shasta Lake Family Health Center
Doctor
Shasta Lake Family Dental Center
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Shasta Lake Sheriff Substation
Police
Shasta Lake Fire District
Fire Station
Budrum
Doctor
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Police
Redding Fire Hall 6
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B
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housing A+

Shasta Lake home prices are $204,100 - which is 50% lower than California
Home Price
$204,100
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
4.2x (home price to income ratio)
D-
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schools D-

The Shasta Lake graduation rate is 81% - which is 2% higher than California
School Test Scores
37%
F
High School Grad. Rates
81%
D+
Elementary Schools (2) F
Shasta Lake
Grand Oaks Elementary
Great Partnership Special Education Consortium
Buckeye School Of The Arts
Redding Stem Academy
Shasta County Special Education
Redding Stem Academy
Career Pathways To Success Community School
High Schools (3) D-
Central Valley High
Mountain Lakes High
Gateway Community Day
Shasta County Special Education
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ratings F

Shasta Lake has an overall rating of 39% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
F
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Shasta Lake Area Facts

  • Shasta Lake has a Livability Score of 64/100, which is considered good
  • Shasta Lake crime rates are 41% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Shasta Lake is 20% lower than the California average
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5th most dangerous area in the US for women 1 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 07, 2019) See the crime statistics in crime databases that outside of Detroit, Fairbanks Alaska and 3 other huge metro areas, Shasta County has been the 5th most dangerous city in the US for women. A detective I worked with professionally informed me that women shouldn't walk anywhere a ...Read More lone in this area. Of course being an avid hiker and outdoors person my dog and I hiked alone often. I quit when I found out the assault rate. It takes the fun out of an isolated hike

I found a good deal on a house and bought it before I knew the area was called "meth alley" in Shasta Lake. Hearing the garbage cans rattling at 6 am there people were canvasing the neighborhood looking for tin cans to sell as your garbage can got rummaged through, I felt sad for these people, but it felt unsafe as well. The environment made my neighbors highly suspicious of each other. And sadly I realized that a neighbor worked at the same clinic I did, never responded to me saying hello either at work or across the fence. The snobbishness was so unnecessary but it was a cliquey place.

The years I lived there I saw many people come and go, drawn by the large charismatic Bethel church and then disillusioned with the reality that the pastors at what is basically a cult had body guards and no time for "little" people. The climate is unbearable unless you don't mind heatstroke weather for 5 months of the miserable year. There are possible 4 months of the year with really pleasant temperatures the rest of the time is is hellish. Utilities are expensive , work is hard to find and based on who you know, people are fake friendly "hey give you me your number lets get together sometime" only to have them never call or if they do try to sell you something.
Work has a lot of nepotism going on in both jobs I had in the city, relatives, friends, get the promotions based on things other than work history or performance.
Between the crime, the heat, the nepotism, the dirty little secrets that the county pimped itself out to have sex offenders courted as residents in some sort of grant deal "we give you money you take them in" I'm shocked no one has done a 60 minute expose about this. I wouldn't wish this place on a dog or my worst enemy . I've never been to jail but my years living there were I was stuck because I couldn't unload my house were the worst of my life
This is another town where people do fine if they have the money to take lots of trips elsewhere during the hot seasons. I gave it 3 stars because Shasta Lake at one time was pretty but zero stars is probably more accurate Read Less
One Of The Best Cities To Camp 3 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) Living in Shasta Lake, CA was one of the greatest short stays I had. We were staying in the campsite areas and I loved it. This city is a really great city to go fishing and camping. There are so many different sites to go do outdoor types of activities. My family and I loved bei ...Read More ng here. However there was not too much opportunity for work here. The homes here are very beautiful and also very affordable. As a city person, I did not see to much city life here.

The best areas in Shasta Lake, CA were the outdoor activity locations nearby our area that we were staying at. One of the places that my family and I enjoyed was called Oasis Fun Center on Cascade Blvd. This place was fun for my family because of the laser tag and mini golf they offered. The weather here is nice, but sometimes the Summers can be brutal. The Winters here can also get very cold and snowy. There was not a lot of places to shop here, which was one of the downfalls. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Shasta Lake? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Veterans Memorial Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Shasta Park
Clair Engle Park

Entertainment

Wintu Cultural Center
Boomtown BMX
Oasis Fun Center

Food & Drink

Silver Dollar Club
Taco Shop
Burger King
McDonald's
Subway
Unknown Name
Lake Liquor

B- Commute

Is public transit available in Shasta Lake? Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in Shasta Lake.
Drive to Work
79%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Shasta Lake a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Rite Aid

Doctors

Shasta Lake Family Health Center
Budrum

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