Red Bluff

A picturesque gem nestled along the Sacramento River
 

Welcome to Red Bluff

 
Tucked against the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the edge of the Sacramento River, Red Bluff is a charming town with deep ties to the horse and cattle industry. Horse farms, cattle ranches, and equestrian facilities throughout Red Bluff contribute to a large part of the lifestyle in this community. Red Bluff serves as the county seat of Tehama County, with local offices located in the downtown district. 

Picturesque foothills, scenic waterways, and rolling ranch lands provide a breathtaking backdrop to Red Bluff. The charming downtown is dotted with beautiful Victorian homes. Gorgeous residential areas range from suburban streets to breathtaking farmlands. Those looking for a tranquil rural gem will love this picturesque little corner of the Sacramento River Valley. 
 

What to Love 

 
  • The warm hospitality and friendly charm 
  • Laidback, fun eateries and shops
  • The charming and walkable downtown area
  • Lots of equestrian and rodeo events throughout the year
  • Gorgeous views of the foothills and sprawling ranch lands
  • Near the Sacramento River, Shasta Lake, and Lake Almanor

Local Lifestyle

 
Red Bluff is ideally located for those who wish for a high quality of life close to countless recreational opportunities. The Sierra Nevada foothills provide great spots for camping, hunting, and snow sports. Oregon, the Bay Area, and Sacramento are all easily accessible via nearby highway access. With several large bodies of water around Red Bluff, there is plenty of shoreline for fishing, boating, and other water activities. Throughout the year, Red Bluff boasts several rodeos, equestrian, and livestock events held at facilities and fairgrounds in and around the area.  
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

 
The culinary scene in Red Bluff is rooted in Pacific Northwest fare and warm hospitality. Causal, laidback eatery Shari’s Cafe and Pies serves classic American comfort food. This restaurant is known for its generous breakfast plates, signature burgers, and decadent pies. From the Hearth Kitchen and Pie Shop serves breakfast, lunch, and dessert in a friendly, laid back atmosphere. This Red Bluff favorite is known for dishes like pork breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, and artisan sandwiches. The shop’s extensive pie board features favorites like salted caramel apple, maple pecan, tart cherry, and marionberry. 

Rockin R Restaurant serves classic American fare as well as delicious desserts. The fun, retro design of this eatery features classic diner decor and Americana displays. Family-owned and operated Bud’s Jolly Kone has served Red Bluff locals for over 50 years. The menu features mouthwatering burgers, classic tacos, and old-fashioned ice cream cones.
 

Things to Do 

 
Recreation in Red Bluff is heavily centered on equestrian activities, rodeo events, and outdoor fun. The equestrian event center at Red Bluff Round-Up is a spot for Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association events, horse races, and concerts. This is also a spot for equestrian sales and events throughout the year. Along the Sacramento River, the Chinese Rapids are a particularly difficult stretch of river rapids located in Red Bluff. This is an excellent spot for experienced kayakers and canoeists looking for a challenge. Throughout the year, Red Bluff plays host to nationally recognized fishing tournaments held at Shasta Lake and Lake Almanor

The Pumpkinland Chocolate Company is a favorite in Red Bluff for those with a sweet tooth. The locale’s beautiful outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying sweet treats like homemade chocolate, ice cream, and more. 

Each spring, Tehama District Fairgrounds hosts the Tehama District Fair. This yearly event features rodeos, livestock shows, food vendors, carnival games, and live music and is a great way for residents to gather together and socialize. The Red Bluff Outlaws are a premier sprint kart racing series that has been hosted at the Tehama Fairgrounds for more than 33 years.
 

Schools

 
The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District, Antelope Elementary School District, and Red Bluff Elementary School District serve the community of Red Bluff. Top-rated schools in the area include: 
 

 

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Overview for Red Bluff, CA

14,557 people live in Red Bluff, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $34,066. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,557

Total Population

33.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,066

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Red Bluff, CA

Red Bluff has 5,806 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Red Bluff do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,557 people call Red Bluff home. The population density is 1,925.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,557

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.9

Median Age

49.34 / 50.66%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
5,806

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$34,066

Average individual Income

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Schools in Red Bluff, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Red Bluff. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Vista Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Tehama County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Lassen-Antelope Volcanic Academy (LAVA)
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
William M. Metteer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Tehama County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Jackson Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Red Bluff Community Day
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Salisbury High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Adventist Christian Elementary School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5

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