My husband, 8 year old daughter and new 4 1/2 month old daughter and I live in a beautiful neighborhood located in a mountain like community in the City of Shasta Lake. We live in a brand new home, 1200 sq ft, built only in 2005. It has a huge kitchen, a 320 sq ft covered wood deck attached on the side of the house. Beautiful green grass to play in. It is warm and cozy with lots of room and all the amenities. There is lots to do nearby. Shasta Lake is only 4 miles away, so don't forget your bike, swim trunks and hiking shoes!
If you like the outdoors mixed with a little bit of the city, this is the place for you. We're literally minutes away from a full days of fun. Fun things like: the Sacramento River Trail, an 8 foot wide trail designed for pedestrian & bicycling traffic, attracting people of all ages--from the dedicated jogger to the elderly couple out for an evening stroll, from the weekend bicyclist & family outings to the fisherman look for that ideal angling spot; the beautiful Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay is a beautiful & a unique pedestrian bridge that crosses the Sacramento River & connects the River Trail with the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and McConnell Arboretum; Shasta Lake which offers the ultimate vacation experience whether you take advantage of scenic lake-view campgrounds and cabins, or rent a luxurious houseboat; Shasta Damn the second largest and highest concrete structure in the United States, 602 feet high, and 3,460 feet long. A spectacular view of "The Three Shastas" (Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake & Mt. Shasta) is an added enticement for a visit; Lake Shasta Caverns where you can explore nature's underground magic, thousands of years in the making; Whiskeytown Lake & Recreational Area where you can hike, horseback ride & mountain bike, boat (power boating, canoeing, & kayaking are popular), water-ski, scuba dive, & swim. And if you want to go a little further (45 mins to 1 hour) is: McArthur-Burney Falls where you will find some of the most beaufiful waterfalls & you can also camp, boat, & swim; Mount Shasta offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, a cross country area & in the summer, mountain biking; Lassen Volcanic National Park where you can explore the story of a landscape forged in volcanic fire, carved by glaciers, & populated with a diversity of plants & animals; Chico the home of California State University & Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country. 2 hrs away is Sacramento. 3 hrs is the Redwoods and the ocean. 4 hrs is San Francisco.
We're a very outdoorsey family. We love to go camping, bike riding and take long walks. My husband is a furniture salesman and I am a stay at home mom. My 8 year old daughter has lots of friends in the neighborhood and loves to ride her bike outside with them.