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Mule2go

There is a small community here and more than its share of bigots, but if you like want to come here for the climate you can simulate it anywhere by crawling into an oven


drewmaw

Our seasons: OVEN ^^^fall WINTER ^^^spring OVEN


Belchos

This was written by someone currently suffering heat stroke. Actually it is: ... Mild Winter ... Beautiful Spring ... Oven ... Beautiful Fall .


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Mule2go

And the spring lasting two weeks


Violet_Plum_Tea

That's also oven season. The **Oops, I Forget I Had a Pizza in the OVEN.**


CooperativeWill

NorCalOUTREACH is the local LGBTQ+ center ([https://norcaloutreach.org/](https://norcaloutreach.org/) ). They are good people. There is a vocal progressive community here, with probably 40-50 groups meeting regularly around different issues. PM me if you are interested in knowing more about a specific issue you are interested in. I am very open with my politics and never felt threatened and I have only disrespected at protests (mostly middle fingers and trucks rolling coal at you). I am a cis-gendered male, so that could be part of not feeling threatened, but you could ask someone at NorCalOUTREACH what their impression is. They can give you a good run-down of what it is like to live here for someone who is LGBTQ. It is 50% Republican here and about 35% left-leaning, so there is a power imbalance, but not as much as most people think. The left-leaning people are just quieter than the conservatives. We do have some left-leaning candidates ( like David Robbins [https://www.facebook.com/Robbins4Redding/](https://www.facebook.com/Robbins4Redding/) ). The westside of Redding is a nice place to live and I have found the community here pretty friendly and downtown is being revitalized. You will be amazed what a short commute can do for your quality of life, so I recommend living in Redding. :)


tigerlily0273

If you were to move here, I don't think you'd be in any danger as a trans man. There is certainly a lot of hicks in this town, but in my experience, they're avoidable. There's also a large religious community and the majority of the population is right-leaning. I come from a very religious and very conservative family who I'd consider to be more so than the average household in Redding, but though they disagree with the LGBT+ community, I've never witnessed them harass someone over it when they've come across them. Obviously, this is an anecdotal story, but I think its representative of most religious and conservative people in Redding and I haven't seen anything pointing to the contrary, and I've lived here my whole life. They'll most likely leave you alone (or try to convert you). No matter where you end up moving, I hope you enjoy your new community!


ChronPaul420

So you like burning hellfire heat? lol seriously though it’s hot AF here in the summer. I spent most my life just N. Of SF. and Good God, I had no idea the earth even got that hot :) However I’ve adapted to some extent, just make sure you get a place with good AC!!!! You won’t survive without it. We had a place downtown a while back and it was a nice but old home and turned out they had a smaller AC unit then what was supposed to be in that size house, plus it didn’t have dual pain windown and such so we would turn on the AC after work and it would take like 4 hrs before it dropped below 80....actually that’s about as low as it would go in the heat so yeah....just look out for that! As for as your orientation, sadly I don’t think there is much of a LGBTQ scene here, i think we have one gay bar in town and I’m not into bars so idk what its like, but I hear it’s a hole in the wall. This is a Very religious community and Very Republican.....I’m neither so it’s tough at times to find people not consumed by that. My wife and I are very open to all people of all beliefs and orientations but we are very much the exception here. I also came from the church scene and am no longer involved in anyway but I noticed a very disturbing thing and maybe it was just my perception but I noticed a lot of church people talking about how they unconditionally love all people and such But that’s a bit of a ruse. They only love if if they think they can convert you. At least that’s my experience. If you do end up here feel free to PM me and I would be happy to show you around with my wife. My best friend is gay and she’s just as open and loving to all people so....we’re here to help. We love all people and want you to feel accepted if you join our community. The biggest thing I miss is diversity, and live music....SF has the best music scene and I really miss that. Anyway if you have any questions don’t hesitate.


ChronPaul420

Oh I left out the redeeming factors....that might help 😀. So here’s what makes this place livable....Mt Shasta being close (hr drive) and Chico which is also about an hr drive in the other direction. Chico is a beautiful town with trees everywhere...and the best part is “Bidwell Park” it’s a free public park where they diverted the river to make a swimming area and it’s so cool!!! If we did that in Redding it would completely transform the place! Also Whiskeytown Lake is about 20 min away but I haven’t been sunscreen the fire...and it’s expensive to park. So if your into nature, you’ll like it here.


killedkings

lol no worries, your reply was super thorough! I'm pretty adapted to heat yeah, my other option rn is somewhere equally as hot so I'm pretty much condemned to an oven no matter what i do. what drew me to redding first other than someplace else more south is that I'd like to continue moving further northwest if possible, and I've driven through the area a lot and I did rly like the nature. the lack of a large, diverse community is definitely a bummer, but it's the nature of what i can afford rn i suppose. maybe I should just look into chico? I figured it'd be pricier/more competitive with open rentals b/c of college and all, but I suppose that's also kind of all up in the air w/COVID too. that's very kind of you to offer -- if I do end up finding somewhere in redding, I'll def keep it in mind :) tysm!


OldUsernameWasStupid

Hi someone who lives in Chico but for some reason still goes to the Redding subreddit. I can't say for sure but I imagine if you wanted to move here now would be the time. All CSU's are online only this year so there's probably a decent amount of people who are saving money and staying home. While we did recently have a housing shortage due to the fires displacing surrounding areas, it might be a buyers/renters market due to the reduced amount of college students.


sM0k3Bansh333

I work in Chico -live in Shasta, can confirm a lot of the newly adulted or just folks who need a new place in Chico are having a hard time finding affordable housing. With CSU online though, might be a different ballgame.


lakadazy

I’m currently living in redding but have lived in chico before. Never been happier when I was living in chico! I would look into moving there not redding.


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sM0k3Bansh333

The 5 is so much fun


IAmAGodKalEl

Redding has a lot of redneck shitheels, but they're relatively nonviolent. You might get some shitty comments, but nothing really to fear.


abaczkowski

Dude. Don’t move to redding. It’s wayyy overpriced, 100+ degrees all summer, it’s gross. You obviously have not been to redding in a long time. The bethel crowd is huge, as are the trump supporters. For the overall quality of your life and opportunity. Don’t do it


liltrikz

Are there any places in the surrounding area within commuting distance to? My mother is taking a job in Redding but are towns nearby that would be better to live in and then just commute to Redding?


abaczkowski

There are plenty of towns around redding. The closest ones are Anderson, palo Cedro, Shasta lake city, and happy valley are all within 20-30minutes. However all of them aren’t much better than redding. I would recommend palo cedro out of the bunch, it is very much country living small town, however it is more expensive to get land and a house. I would recommend looking for houses in Redding east of the I5 highway. Those are the nicest places and the transients stay mostly downtown.


you90000

I would be more worried if the meth and other drug problems here.


ChronPaul420

Bidwell park rocks so hard....if only Redding would do that. Such an easy thing to do with the river and make an amazing free escape from the heat. If you haven’t been their in Chico you got to check it out!


strife26

Very conservative, trumpy area. I haven't experienced any homophobia here, but definitely racism. I'm not LGBT but plenty of friends that are. There are better places, but we do have a lgbt bar if you want to meet people and there are plenty of non conservative types too. I wouldnt recommend moving here, but if you're going to, the surrounding area is beautiful and lots of outdoor stuff to do here


liltrikz

Are there any places in the surrounding area within commuting distance to? My mother is taking a job in Redding but are towns nearby that would be better to live in and then just commute to Redding?


strife26

Any of em really. I live in Anderson which is just Redding metro I guess. Cottonwood, red bluff, Shasta are all fine. Red bluff is kinda far and it's own town, but still a possibility. Lakehead is north of Redding but not too far away for commute. It's all the same in those areas, but everyone sticks to their own thing and we mostly don't bother each other...unless you protest for BLM lol...then they come out the wood works to harass ya.


liltrikz

I know my mom won’t be in much danger from Trump supporters as she is a straight white woman and isn’t outspoken about political things at all. Not sure about general safety of the area, though! I see a lot of people mention “meth” but I do not see her becoming addicted to meth haha at least it’s only for 3 years I guess. Also we are from rural Arkansas so we know meth and Trump like the back of our hands


strife26

Oh I'd say it's safe. Just if you don't agree with that whole thing like plenty of us. Meth is big here. At one point it was the most meth consuming county in CA or US I can't remember. It's slowly getting better, at least in appearances. Homelessness is big here, which goes hand in hand with meth it would seem. That's def an issue but that present day America it seems. Way more than I ever saw as a kid. Anyways it's safe here and a nice surrounding environment. She'd be fine.


liltrikz

Her employer didn’t tell her about the homelessness issue here but that hey do have a mobile hospital truck they take out in the weekends to assist those in the homeless community and I think she was excited to be able to hell that way, it looks like it’s a pretty area. Though it looks HOT


strife26

Extremely hot! 100+ consistently in August, sometimes all of summer. At night too. Today it rained and thunderered buy was still over 90. Weird weather, it usually at least cools a bit for the rain but it was still hot. But yes super hot here. Garage if you can, and even then your car may burn your hands. And yes very pretty area that's what I've always loved about the place.


parkerlives

No danger involving your orientation (IMO) -- and if you want to be socially involved, it's like anywhere else, you'll find your way with a little effort. It is however a real paradigm shift as far as culture. They are not kidding when they say conservative with a capital C. So you would be routinely brushing up against people with **really** different points of view. And no real hesitation in flying their own flag, so to speak. And of course virtually all of the local politics and representation is Trumplandia. You say you've lived in conservative places before, so it could be that you know all about how this goes. Just so long as you're truly aware ....


JayFiveBlue

I am a conservative and vote as such. I have my beliefs as I’m sure you do as well. There are good and bad people everywhere. I for one would never treat you poorly just because you are trans. All of the conservative people I know in Redding would also be as kind to you as anyone else. We tend to treat people based on how they behave and what they say, rather than what they look like or choose to be.


Str-8dge-Vgn

Don’t do it. Redding is a terrible place to live.


Poweralth

If i see one more tranny in my town I'm gonna go crazy


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Poweralth

Die a violent death


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Poweralth

Not funny, join the 43% already


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