Cottonwood, California is located just South of Anderson off of the I-5 corridor. Established in 1849, it served as a stagecoach town and the old west feel still lingers here. Median home value here has been between $250-275k for the last few years. 2020 has turned out to be a buyers market so far based on buyers seeking to buy vs current inventory on hand. You can find land and large acreage here for sale. Read more...
Cottonwood's location relative to larger towns
Cottonwood, California is located just South of Anderson off of the I-5 corridor. Established in 1849, it was an old west stagecoach town and the town still feels like an old western town. The population here is 3,316. There is no high school in Cottonwood and public school grades stop at 8th grade here. You can get to Redding in 18 minutes by driving north on Interstate 5, or go south on I5 and get to Sacramento in 30 minutes.
Elevation and growing conditions in Cottonwood, CA
Cottonwood's elevation is 433 feet above sea level. USDA hardiness zone is 8b, 9a and 9b. It's mostly rolling hills and oaks with views of the mountains in the distance. There is a lot of livestock and cattle ranching here. The Cottonwood Rodeo is a very popular event here.