Dubbed the “Vermont of Connecticut”, Redding is a unique community, easily commutable to New York City, Hartford and Danbury. Located in eastern Fairfield County, 25% of the town’s land is dedicated open space and features miles of walking and hiking trails. Redding’s Blue Ribbon school system is consistently rated A+ and considered one of the top school districts in Connecticut. The community supports a variety of cultural and historical resources and the Hamlet of Georgetown is a favorite destination for live music, farm-to-table dining, BBQ and craft coffee roasters. Redding real estate offers charming cottages, new construction, historical estates, land for sale as well as traditional neighborhoods so schedule a tour to discover this hidden gem.
Blue Ribbon Schools ~ Redding’s award winning schools are a part of the Easton/Redding Region 9 School District. Redding Elementary School is the recipient of the prestigious PTA School of Excellence Award and its Joel Barlow High School has been awarded Blue Ribbon Status. The student to teacher ratio across the school district is 11:1, allowing for a uniquely personalized learning environment. Its fine and performing arts programs are supported across all grade levels, pre-K through 12 and despite a comparatively small student population, Redding/Easton supports a competitive athletic program which is highly ranked at the State level, across both men’s and women’s sports. Easton-Redding District 9
Redding Town Green ~ Anchored by the Veteran’s Memorial Gazebo, the Redding Town Green is surrounded by Town Hall, local businesses and the iconic first Church of Christ. Home to the popular Concerts on the Green series, Redding’s annual tree lighting, seasonal arts and crafts fairs and other community events, the Green is the hub of village living in Redding. Town of Redding
New Pond Farm ~ Established as a summer camp for urban youth, New Pond Farm prides itself on four core values, Education, Stewardship, Community and Regeneration. a 102 acre educational facility with a working farm is open year round for field trips, adult education and lectures, children’s classes and hiking. The working farm sells freshly pasteurized milk and yoghurt and the educational facilities include wetlands, “a pollinator meadow”, astronomy buildings and a recreated native american encampment. New Pond Farm
Award Winning Restaurants ~ Be it BBQ, farm-to-table organics, Connecticut’s best ice cream, wood-fired pizza or boutique coffee roasters, over the last decade, Redding has become an epicurean destination. Surrounded by farm-fresh produce, eggs and dairy products, local restaurants have taken advantage of all the culinary resources the area has to offer. Redding CT
Mark Twain Library ~ Honoring its namesake and one if Redding’s most cherished residents, Samuel Clemens, the Mark Twain Library supports the community’s educational, cultural and social enrichment across all interests and ages. Offering programs as varied as Winter Wine Tasting, Milk and Cookies drop-in for kids, Teen Chess Club, HIIT and bootcamp classes and historical fiction book groups, The Mark Twain Library is one of Redding’s most unique and valuable resources. Mark Twain Library
Parks and Recreation ~ Redding’s parks and rec facilities are not to be missed. Its Community Center houses the Heritage House senior center, as well as shared athletic spaces including ballfields, a gymnasium, workout facilities, tennis courts and a seasonal ice rink. Topstone Park is the quintessential town park offering miles of hiking trails for all levels and a lake for swimming and kayaking during the summer months. Redding Parks and Recreation