Anderson's 9,932 approximately residents live in Northern California’s Great Central Valley in a small Shasta County city. Founded by pioneer Elias Anderson, the city started out as a rural farming community, however, with the arrival of the railroad in 1872, Anderson became a regional shipping center. Today, the community is a tranquil, peaceful place to call home.
At the Anderson River Park, situated on the bank of the Sacramento River, the Mosquito Serenade concerts at the amphitheater are a major draw. Citizens of all ages will find recreational opportunities in Anderson, including shopping at the Shasta Outlets and horseback riding at the NorCal Riding Stables. The city is home to the Anderson Historical Society and Museum and host to the annual Shasta Renaissance and Fantasy Faire as well.
Anderson is surrounded by natural wonders, which include the majestic 129-foot waterfall at the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, the crystal-clear lake at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Mt. Shasta at Shasta-Trinity National Forest, which offers a world-class climbing challenge.
The Anderson Union High School District boasts the Anderson New Technology High School, a public charter school, which is chartered by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and three other high schools that serve Anderson's students. The Cascade Union Elementary School District overseas the three elementary and one middle school. Two private schools, the American Christian Academy and Independent Educational Programs, provide parents with options for their children' education.
Nearby opportunities for higher education include Shasta College, Simpson University and National University.
Anderson's average home price is $183,400. It is a good time to consider Anderson real estate; homes have appreciated 6.8 percent in the last year. Nearly 45 percent of Anderson's residents’ rent, as opposed to owning their property.