The Redding area is an excellent place to think about buying a house if you appreciate houseboats, Mt. Shasta, and great restaurants.Polls, Rankings and Lists#47 NAHB / Wells Fargo Least Affordable Housing - November 2014Local LinksCounties in this Metropolitan AreaEventsLocal BuildersAbout the state of California California is a blue state, going for Kerry, Obama, and Obama in the last three presidential elections. California is not a right to work state. The current governor of California is a Democrat. Compared to other states, California has high income taxes, high sales taxes, and low property taxes.