Known for having the most comfortable year-round temperatures and some of the biggest tourist attractions in the United States, California is a wonderful place for franchisee candidates to open a Marble Slab Creamery location. California offers a large diversity of settings, from small suburban towns to large internationally known cities. Franchisees can choose to live on the coast, in the mountains, near the desert, or in close proximity to Mexico. No other state in the nation can offer the variety of lifestyle options that California contains.
Belmont earned the distinction of being number 11 on Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well” in 2009. Belmont is an idyllic community with a population of about 25,835 as of the 2010 census. Having two distinguished schools, Carlmont High School and Ralston Middle School, Belmont is known for being a wonderful place to raise a family. There are scenic canyons and wooded hillsides for nature lovers. San Francisco is about 25 miles away from Belmont, so franchisees that move to the area can also enjoy excursions into the city or to the beach.
Located in Northern central California close to the Shasta Mountains, Redding is a medium-sized city with a population of about 90,000. Historically, Redding was a trade and travel route supported throughout the early 1900s mainly by the mineral extraction industry. The climate in Redding is generally hot and dry through the summer months and mild in the winter months. Redding has the second-highest annual average of sunshine for U.S. cities, with about 88 percent of days being sunny. Redding has an extensive trail system for nature walks that attract many to the city, both to visit and to live.
The city also hosts annual events such as:
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