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Quality of life

Tehama County Economic Development

Tehama County, nestled in the heart of Northern California, offers an enhanced quality of life where an ideal mix of amenities and an abundance of recreational opportunities create a uniquely enriching lifestyle.

Community Spirit

With a commitment to education, thriving local businesses, and accessible healthcare facilities, Tehama County ensures the well-being of its residents. The county fosters a strong sense of community, where residents often engage in local events, festivals, and community activities, creating a welcoming and supportive environment.


Tehama County offers an affordable cost of living making it an attractive option for those seeking a balance between cost and quality of life. Housing costs are about half the state’s average, and rent is about 25% less than the national average.

Recreational Opportunities

With hiking trails, world-class fishing, and water activities along the Sacramento River, Tehama County provides a range of recreational opportunities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Tehama County is situated in Northern California, sharing proximity to the stunning Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Educational Opportunities

The county is committed to education, offering schools that focus on academic excellence and extracurricular activities, contributing to a well-rounded educational experience for students. The community places a high value on lifelong learning, with access to adult education programs and community resources.

Healthcare Services

Tehama County provides access to healthcare facilities, clinics, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital which was honored as the Top Rural Hospital in California, ensuring residents’ health and well-being are well-cared for.

Low Traffic Congestion

Tehama County generally experiences less traffic congestion compared to larger urban areas, contributing to a more relaxed pace of life. Tehama County has an average commute time of only 23 minutes.

Local Businesses

A mix of local businesses, agriculture, manufacturing and local markets contributes to a thriving economy, with ample opportunity to engage with the community’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Family-Friendly Community Events

Tehama Country boasts of a number of family-friendly annual events including:

  • Red Bluff Round-Up (largest 3-day rodeo in the country)
  • West Coast Monster Truck Nationals
  • Tehama District Fair
  • Olive Festival – Corning
  • Downtown Red Bluff Christmas Parade
  • Apple Festival – Manton
  • Orchard Festival – Dairyville