Redding, Connecticut

Welcome to Redding, CT - enjoy this town guide to help in your home purchase decision. Redding, a rural town in the center of Fairfield County, is known for its many parks and hiking trails (most notably Putnam and Huntington State Parks), the Mark Twain Library, and the Redding Country Club. Come explore what Redding, Connecticut has to offer.

Redding borders Bethel, Danbury, Easton, Newtown, Ridgefield, Wilton and Weston.

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Redding School Information

Besides its rural appeal, the traditionally high performing school system in Redding attracts many home buyers looking a quiet town with solid education opportunities.

The Redding Elementary and Middle schools are overseen by the Redding Board of Education. Redding Elementary School educates students from Kindergarten to fourth grade. The John Read Middle School, which houses students from the fifth through the eighth grade, was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012.

Joel Barlow High School was ranked #15 in Connecticut in high schools (US News) in 2015 and services students in both Redding and Easton Connecticut (overseen by a joint board of education: Region 9)

We recommend exploring the Redding & District 9 Board of Education Websites, and speaking with a school representative before making any major decision on a home purchase based on school system alone.

Additional education and growth opportunities are available through the Redding-Easton Boys and Girls Club who's mission is a testament to community of Redding as a whole.

To enable the young people of Redding and Easton, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, and to be a positive force for good in our communities. - Redding/Easton Boys & Girls Club Mission Statement

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Redding Commuting Information

While rural and secluded at first glance, Redding does offer the best of both words depending on your location.

West Redding has its own train station on the Danbury Metro North Line. The Danbury Metro North Line offers direct service to Stamford, NYC & Danbury, as well as indirect to New Haven with a change in South Norwalk. Route 7 runs along Redding, and is easily accessible from the West Redding and Georgetown sections of Redding.

For up-to-date Redding Train Station Schedule, visit the Metro North Website here.
Depending on where in Redding you chose to live, there is fairly accessible routes to i84 (through Bethel or Newtown) and relatively quick drives to Trumbull, Fairfield & Westport through Easton and Weston.

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Redding Recreational Activities

The Redding Parks & Recreation department is committed to open land conservation and has preserved almost 4,000 acres. Those 4,000 acres have almost 60 miles of hiking trails maintained by a group of volunteers called the Trail Tenders.

The most notably trails in Redding are Putnam State Park and Huntington State Park. Redding also abuts (and is home to a portion of) Devil's Den Preserve of Weston, Connecticut.

Redding Trails are open from Sunrise to Sundown, allow dogs (on leashes please) and Horseback riding on posted equestrian trails. In the winter, Cross country skiing is permitted but, as noted by town hall, is really only desirable in Huntington State Park.

If you are a Gardener, Redding's Park and Recreation Department administrates a Community Garden for residents. There are 23 total fenced in garden plots located at the Historical Society. While there is a waitlist, 2-3 plots typically become available each year.

Perhaps the most notable landmark in Redding is the Mark Twain Library. After Samuel Clemons (aka Mark Twain) moved to Redding, CT in 1908, he lived there until he died in 1910. Within 5 months of moving to Redding, Clemons worked with neighbors to start the Mark Twain Library Association. A few days before his death, he wrote a generous check to build the first library building. It has been apart of Redding culture ever since.

If golf is more your style, Redding's private and purposely 'family friends' country club, the Redding Country Club is an appealing local amenity. They pride themselves on a beautiful 18 hold golf course, tennis courts, pool, and dining facilities.

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Redding Shopping & Services

Redding, although well know as a rural town, has various small businesses that attract local shoppers.

Georgetown

EMI Specialty Papers
Sparklicious
Georgetown Farmers Market
Redding Wines & Spirits
Georgetown Package (Liquor) Store
Redding Pharmacy
Georgetown Veterinary Hospital
TD Bank

West Redding

Fleur De Lis Antiques and Decor

Central Redding (Rt 107)

Redding Nursery

Redding shares the Georgetown area with Wilton, CT (direct link to Wilton Shopping) & Ridgefield, CT, where there are many other amenities and restaurants - most notable Caraluzzi's Georgetown Market.

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Redding Restaurants

Georgetown

Wiremill Saloon & BBQ
Rancho Alegre Mexican
Black Cat Grille
Lumberyard Pub
Washington Prime
Lombardi's Trattoria


West Redding

West Redding Pizza & Deli
Lombardi Deli

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Official Town Websites
Redding Town Government
Redding School/Board of Education
Region 9 (Joel Barlow High School) Board of Education

Local News
The Redding Pilot

Additional Research Resources
Redding on Wikipedia
Redding CERC Economic Data (2016)

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Updated: 22nd October, 2019 9:29 AM.

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Updated: 22nd October, 2019 1:18 PM.