Shingletown is located in wooded Shasta County, at the base of Mount Lassen. It is a charmingly rustic town located between the Lassen Volcanic National Park and the city of Redding. Among other attractions, Shingletown offers popular horseback riding tours as well as vacation rental cabins for those looking to get away from it all.
One of the lowest density per capita towns in Shasta County, Shingletown offers natural beauty and a small-town feel. Its 2,283 (2010 census) citizens enjoy its mild winters. Nearby Redding offers further amenities, including a variety of further shopping options, in easy driving distance. The median resident age is 60.3 years which makes Shingletown an ideal location for retirees. The cost of living in Shingletown is 24% lower than the California average.
Black Butte Elementary and Black Butte Junior High School are the two schools that serve the Shingletown community, while high school students attend Foothill High School in nearby Palo Cedro. The student to teacher ratio in both Black Butte schools is 15:1 with 89% of their faculty having taught three or more years. As of 2013, 127 students attended the elementary school and 59 attended the junior high.
There are on average 249 sunny days a year in Shingletown, higher than the national average. In winter, the average temperature is 33 degrees with a summer average high of 89. The area in and around the town abounds in great hiking trails, opportunities for hunting deer, bear and duck as well as plentiful fishing.
According to zillow.com, the average home price in Shingletown stands at $190,000, and the average home value is forecast to increase 5.3% in the last year alone. Home prices are expected to continue rising, making buying a house in Shingletown a good investment. For those who prefer renting, the average rent for homes (mostly three to five bedrooms) in Shingletown is $1250 -1300 a month, which is somewhat higher than the national average.