located in Southwest Connecticut is 31.5 square miles, about
five miles from north to south, roughly seven miles from east
to west. It encompasses 4.9% of Fairfield County.
you know? Redding, Connecticut is:
Connecticut Magazine's #1 Small Town!
and has been ranked #1 or #2 for the past decade!!
Joel Barlow High
School is ranked as one of the top schools in America!!!
The Western Connecticut State University Weather Center says
the average winter temperature is 31.8 degrees, spring 47.7,
summer 70.1, and fall 52.9. The average precipitation is 48.64
inches of total accumulation, which includes 38.2 inches of
CT General Profile PDF
21.00 (2008) Where
Tax Dollars are Spent. Looking for assessments, the Town
of Redding provides assessor's data online. Property Maps,
Here to View Major Employers in Area. Redding is also
55 miles from New York City.
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According to the
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development,
the population for 2008 was tallied at 9,365. There were 4,656
females and 4,709 males. The population is expected to reach
9,901 by 2013.
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Projections | Population
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What is the
average price of a house in Redding?
Recent Property Sales in Redding, CT: Download the 2010
Redding Real Estate Report
2007, 107 listings were sold in Redding. In 2008, there were
75 listings sold, and in 2009, 70. The average list and sale
prices have also dropped over the last two years.
average list price in 2007 was $889,768, with an average sale
price of $843,994. In 2008, the average list price was $765,200,
with an average sale price of $717,714. And in 2009, the average
list price was $708,442, with an average sale price of $664,338.
The highest sale
was $1.5 million; the lowest, $168,900. There were 3 sales
over $1 million.
The average market
time was 139 days.
Currently all property
within the Town of Redding, Connecticut is valued using the
cost schedules that were developed during the 2007 Revaluation.
When a new structure or modification is made to an existing
structure the Assessor’s Office will receive notification
from the Building department and the Assessor or member of
the Assessor’s office will conduct a physical appraisal of
the property and record all changes.
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What is Redding’s
average household income? The town profile lists Redding’s
median household income at $112,412 in 2004, compared to $71,097
for Fairfield County and $58,438 for all of Connecticut.
Costs % of income
in Redding Connecticut:
Elementary School (grades K-4), 33 Lonetown Road (938-2519).
Read Middle School (grades 5-8), 486 Redding Road (938-2533).
Barlow High School (grades 9-12), 100 Black Rock Turnpike
Barlow High School Awarded Silver Medal in U.S.
News And World Reports Top American High Schools Rankings.
Barlow High School ranks among America’s top high schools,
according to Newsweek’s most recent list. Barlow landed the
1,178 spot out of the nation’s top 1, 300 schools. Only about
5% of the approximately 27,000 U.S. public high schools earned
spots on the list. .
Strategic School District Profile (PDF)
The official enrollment
in each school is taken Oct. 1. As of Sept. 19, there were
709 children in Redding Elementary School; 568 in John Read
Middle School; and 981 in Joel Barlow High School.
School is in session from 8:10 to 2:40, John Read Middle School
from 9 to 3:30, and Joel Barlow High School, 7:30 to 2:07.
The Easton, Redding
and Region 9 bus routes for the 2007-08 school year are available
on the school districts’ Web site at www.er9.org. If parents
have questions regarding their child’s route, e-mail Cindy
Wellington of First Student at EastonRedding.Reg9@fs.FirstGroupAmerica.com
or by phone at 203-778-2498. Children should be at their bus
stop five minutes prior to the scheduled time of pick-up,
school officials say.
For the 2007-08
school year, school opened on Aug. 29. Holidays and vacations
include: Labor Day; Rosh Hashanah; Columbus Day; Yom Kippur;
Election Day (Region 9 in session); Veterans Day; Thanksgiving
recess; Holiday recess; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King
Day; Feb. 19-22, winter recess; Good Friday; April 14-18,
spring recess; and Memorial Day. The last day is scheduled
for June 13, but may change depending on the number of snow
The average class
size is 18 to 22 students in Redding Elementary School and
20 students in John Read Middle School. There is no average
size for Joel Barlow High School - class sizes vary by subject
matter - although the desired size is between 18 to 20 students
The average SAT
scores 2006 seniors were 561, verbal, and 565, math. Almost
the entire senior class - 99.4% - took the test.
Compared to its
Educational Reference Group (ERG), Joel Barlow performed below
the average in verbal, but equal in math. The ERG includes
Avon, Darien, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Simsbury, Weston, Wilton,
and Westport as well as Region 9.
does the school need from transferring students? Schools
require students to bring copies of their transcripts or report
cards, their medical forms, and proof of address.
How did students
perform on the Connecticut Mastery Tests? For
students taking the test in 2007, the number achieving goal
- Eighth grade:
math, 94.8%; reading, 94%; writing, 94%.
- Sixth grade:
math, 92.1%; reading, 87.9%; writing, 93.6%.
- Fourth grade:
math, 89%; reading, 77.8%; writing, 83.8%.
These scores are
all above the statewide average.
What is the
current school budget? The Redding Board of Education’s
2007-08 budget is $18.7 million for Redding Elementary School
and John Read Middle School. The Region 9 Board of Education’s
2005-06 budget for Joel Barlow High School is $19.3 million.
Redding’s share of the total Region 9 budget is $10.6 million.
Easton pays the other portion. Redding’s portion of the budget
is based on the number of students enrolled at Joel Barlow.
In Redding, the average first-year teacher salary for
the 2006-07 school year is $41,849. At Joel Barlow High School,
the starting pay is $45,036. By state law, all Connecticut
public school teachers must have a master’s degree to teach
beyond 10 years.
The highest salary
a Redding teacher can earn is $85,419 with 16 or more years
of teaching experience and 30 credit hours beyond a master's
degree. In Region 9, the highest salary a teacher can earn
is $95,726 with 16 years or more of teaching experience and
How can I get
more information about the schools? The school system
has developed brochures on budgeting, evaluation, curriculum,
and communicating with the schools. Available at the district
Web site, er9.org.
If you have questions, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and you will be directed to the appropriate person.
in Redding Connecticut:
Dorethy Road (938-3689).
Church-ELCA, 44 Portland Avenue, Georgetown (544-8858)
Baptist Church, 2 Side Cut Road, West Redding (938-1317)
184 Cross Highway, Black Rock Turnpike (938-2872)
First Church of
Christ-Congregational, 25 Cross Highway (938-2004)
Church, corner of North Main Street and Route 107, Georgetown
Methodist Church, 33 Church Street (544-8394)
Long Ridge United
Methodist Church, Long Ridge Road, Redding (743-6095)
Sacred Heart Church,
Church Street, Georgetown (544-8345)
St. Patrick's Church,
Black Rock Turnpike (938-2253)
Temple B'Nai Chaim,
82 Portland Avenue, Georgetown (544-8695)
Meditation Society (External Link)
Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace
library and when is it open? The Mark Twain Library (938-2545),
Redding’s library, is at the intersection of Route 53 and
Diamond Hill Road. It is owned by the Mark Twain Library Association.
The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 to 7;
Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from 1 to 5.
In summer (June through August) the library is closed Sundays.
The Web site is marktwainlibrary.org.
The library collection
includes more than 40,000 books, music CDs, DVDs, videos and
books-on-tape. In addition, there are more than 100 periodicals
and serial publications available to the public. The library
also offers local and state history collections, interlibrary
loan, copy machines, and a community meeting room that may
be rented for meetings.
Does the town
have a social worker? Instead of a separate social worker,
the town has combined social and senior services into one
job - the director of human services. Gail Schiron serves
in this post and provides general assistance for families
and single people who are without sufficient income or assets.
The help she provides can be medical, financial, food, or
energy assistance. If there is a case she cannot handle through
her office, Ms. Schiron will also refer people in need to
organizations that can help. She additionally oversees senior
services for the town and serves as its municipal agent for
the elderly. For more information, 938-3580.
collectors serve this town? There are five garbage collectors
that serve Redding: Trojan Horse Sanitation (792-2525), Redding
Sanitation (938-3391), Country Disposal (438-9385), LoStocco,
(743-9940), and Matlock Refuse, (544-8171).
What local parks
are there? What do they offer?
off Topstone Road is the town’s only municipal park and
only spot for public swimming (see below for details).
There are also many miles of trails, picnic grounds, barbecue
stands, tether ball, and a basketball court. Call the
Park and Recreation Department at 938-2551 for more information.
History note: Topstone was once the home of photographer
State Park on Route 58 is 800 acres mostly in Redding,
partly in Bethel. The historic park was a Revolutionary
army campsite in the winter of 1778-79. Marked areas show
where the campsite was. There are hiking/biking trails,
a pond and picnic tables. View
Collis P. Huntington
State Park has more than 900 acres, mostly in Redding,
some in Bethel and Newtown. More than 7.5 miles of trails
serve hikers, bikers, horseback riders and cross-country
skiers. There are four ponds in the park and although
swimming is not allowed for health reasons, fishing is
permitted. View Park History.
- There are several
other trails, preserves, natural areas and watersheds in
town where residents may hike, fish or just take in the
beautiful scenery (see
list of hiking trails). For more information about state
parks or for trail maps, call 860-424-3200.
are at the Redding Community Center? As far as recreation
facilities are concerned, the center has a double gymnasium
used for volleyball, basketball, and dance and exercise classes;
a community room with a special floor for exercise classes;
and three multi-purpose playing fields.
Are there public
tennis courts? Public tennis courts are near the community
center on the right side of Redding Elementary School. Tennis
lessons are held in spring, summer and fall, and residents
may use the courts for free.
Is there an
adult softball league in town? Men and women can play
in the Adult Softball League. Call the Park and Recreation
Department at 938-2551.
golf courses are in the area? Public golf courses include:
- The Ridgefield
Golf Course at 545 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield (748-7008);
- Richter Park
Municipal Golf Course, Aunt Hack Road, Danbury (792-2550);
- Oak Hills Golf
Course, 165 Fillow Street, Norwalk (853-8400).
- The Redding
Country Club at 109 Lonetown Road (Route 107) is the only
country club in Redding. View Redding
Country Club History.
- Sunset Hill
Golf Club, 13 Sunset Hill Road, Brookfield (740-7800) and
- The Candlewood
Valley Country Club, Route 7, New Milford (354-9359).
How can I join
the local country club? The Redding Country Club at 109
Lonetown Road (Route 107) is the only country club in Redding.
Call 938-2567 for membership information. View Redding
Country Club History.
Where can I
play basketball? There is a court at Topstone Park for
residents, and two courts at the Boys and Girls Club but you
should call 938-3166 about availability of the latter. There
is also a court outside Redding Elementary School.
The Park and Recreation
Department sometimes runs “open gym’’ programs for adults
and middle and high school students at the Redding Community
Center. Call 938-2551 for information such as times and costs.
Where does our
water come from? All properties in Redding are fed by
private wells, although Aquarion, the regional water company,
has a water main from Wilton into the Georgetown area.
What parts of
town have sewer service? Georgetown is the only section
of Redding served by sewers. The Water Pollution Control Commission
is the agency managing the sewer system.
How much does
it cost a year? A permit to hook up to the sewers is required
by the town sanitarian and costs $50 for residences, business
offices and retail stores; $100 for restaurants or businesses
that require pre-treatment systems such as grease traps. Your
plumber may obtain the permit from the Redding Health Department
There is also a
hookup fee of $500 residential, $1,000 commercial if served
by a private well, or $350 residential, $750 commercial if
served by a public/private water company. An assessment fee
will also be charged at 3.98% of the assessed valuation of
the building, payable over 20 years.
Usage fees are
$17.90 per 1,000 gallons of water used based on metered flow
into the building. There’s also a $45 per quarter “service
What cable television
service is available? Cable service in Redding is provided
by Cablevision of Connecticut, 28 Cross Street, Norwalk, 847-6666.
The Web site is cablevision.com
company serves Redding? SBC serves Redding. For residence
information, call 811; for business, 800-448-1008. For services
for the hearing- and speech-impaired, call 800-922-4605 (voice)
or 800-842-1514 (TDD/TT) for information.
People with a Redding
exchange (938-, 408- or 664-) may call Danbury, New Fairfield,
Brookfield, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, Ridgefield, Georgetown,
Westport, Weston, Bethel, and Newtown toll-free. People with
a Georgetown exchange (544-) may call Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield,
New Fairfield, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Norwalk, Ridgefield,
and, of course, Redding.
Can I get natural
gas service? No.
How soon after
I move into the state do I need to get a Connecticut driver’s
license? A new state license is needed within 30 days.
You do not need to pass a Connecticut driver’s test if you
already possess a valid license from another state.
You must re-register
your car within 60 days. This requires visiting a full-service
DMV branch for VIN verification. Call 800-842-8222 for details.
Is there a taxi
service? Jin Transportation Inc. (790-7433) is available
24 hours. It serves all Connecticut and New York airports,
train stations, and bus terminals.
Where can I
get a limo? Redding’s limousine service companies are:
- Sean P. Morris
of Redding runs a full service company named: Absolute
Transportation LLC, Phone: 203.938.0000
- Classic Cars
Inc. (938-2494), is for special occasions only and uses
pre-1965 Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.
- There are many
firms in area that provide limousine service, including:
- Nutmeg Livery
Service (438-1381), and
- Regency Limousine
Where are the
nearest train stations? Redding’s only station is the
West Redding station off Long Ridge Road, a couple of minutes
from Route 53. An annual parking permit is $150; the daily
fee is $5.
on Portland Avenue off Route 7 is a few minutes from Route
107 and Georgetown.
How can I get
the latest train schedules? For Metro-North Commuter Railroad,
call 800-638-7646 or visit mta.info. Amtrak is on the main
line at Westport or Norwalk; call 800-872-7245 for its schedules
or visit amtrak.com.
transportation is available? Norwalk Transit runs a bus
along Route 7 between Norwalk and Danbury, passing through
Georgetown on its way. The bus runs from 6 to 10:30 a.m. and
3 to 8:30 p.m. and will stop only when flagged down by a passenger.
pass through Georgetown at 6:29, 7:29, 8:29, and 9:29 in the
morning; and 4:08, 5:08, 6:08, and 7:08 in the afternoon.
pass at 7:04, 8:04, 9:04, and 11:04 in the morning; 3:42,
4:42, 5:42, and 6:42 in the afternoon. There is no service
on weekends and certain holidays.
The regular fare
is $1.25, 60 cents for seniors and disabled, exact change
required. For schedule times and more information, call 852-0000
or visit norwalktransit.com.
Where is the
nearest bus station? The Danbury Bus Terminal, 48 Elm
Street, Danbury (748-1353) is served by Bonanza and Greyhound.
Peter Pan and Greyhound use the station at 30 Station Place
(343-9999) in Stamford. Connecticut Limousine (800-472-5466),
which runs buses and limos to airports, picks up passengers
at the Radisson Hotel, Lake Avenue Extension, in Danbury.
County Airport in New York is used by American, Northwest,
United and U.S. Air. The phone number is 914-285-4850.
serving 22 airlines, is in Queens, New York, about a one-hour
drive from New Canaan. The phone number is 718-533-3400.
The Web site is panyn.gov/aviation/lgaframe.htm.
Airport, a major international airport serving scores
of airlines, is also in Queens, about 90 minutes away.
The phone number there is 718-244-4444. The Web site is
Memorial Airport (203-576-7498) is in Stratford. Does
not have commercial flights.
International Airport (860-292-2000/888-624-1533)
is New England’s second-largest airport after Logan in
Boston. It is in Windsor Locks, 12 miles north of Hartford,
about an hour and 15 minutes away. Bradley serves 15 airlines
including America West, American, Continental, Delta,
Delta Express, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest,
United, and U.S. Airways. For more information, check
the Web site at bradleyairport.com.
- Danbury Municipal
Airport (797-4624) does not have commercial flights.
It does offer charter service, aircraft rentals, flight
instruction, and sightseeing rides.
Despite its name,
the Ridgefield Motor Inn/Days Inn (438-3781) at 296 Ethan
Allen Highway (Route 7) is in Redding. Also in nearby Ridgefield
the Stonehenge Restaurant and Inn (438-6511), just off Route
7 (438-6511), the Elms Inn at 500 Main Street (438-2541),
and the West Lane Inn at 22 West Lane (438-7323) have overnight
rooms. There are no bed-and-breakfasts in town.
welcome newcomers to town?
Welcome visits families who have relocated to or within
town with a basket of helpful information about the community
and gifts from local merchants and professionals. New parents
in Redding are congratulated with a gift basket also. For
an appointment, call Dee Strilowich at 438-0128 or visit www.personaltouchwelcome.com.
also welcomes people to Redding. Call 847-5381 or visit www.communityambassador.com.
why Redding is The Ideal Choice:
- State of the
- A Healthy Environment
- Sense of Community
- Recreation for
- First Class
- Value for Your
- A Positive Future
Perfectly Situated Between “Big City” and “Country Relaxation”.
- General location
- Near NYC (55
County (Bethel, Danbury, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown,
(LGA, Westchester, Hartford)
- Train (Metro
(I-95, Merritt Parkway, I-84)
Convenience/Proximity: Easy Access to All the Basics.
- Nearby (all
- West Redding
- HART Bus
/ Boarding / Kennels
3. State of
the Art Services: Superior Town-wide
Services. Everything you need delivered in an approachable,
friendly, accessible manner.
- Town Hall
- (4) Post Offices
- Community Center
- Heritage House
- Social Services
- Park and Recreation
- Volunteer organizations
4. A Healthy
Environment: A Breath of Fresh Air.
Close to Danbury
plentiful water, green open space
- Stay in shape
and Yale New Haven Hospitals near by)
and Safe: Privacy without Isolation.
- Plentiful forest
and open space(preserved open space + undeveloped land
= 35% of acreage)
- Friendly, easy
- Secure, low
6. Sense of
- Active, involved
- Uniqueness is
- Motivated and
- Diverse in population,
- Accessible town
officials and employees
for All Tastes:
Picnicking, Boating, Fishing
- Topstone Town
- Audubon Property
- Putnam Historic
Estate State Park
- Devil’s Den
Pond Farm(working farm and park)
Park and Recreation
Courts (RCC and Joel Barlow HS)
8. First Class
Entertainment: Premiere Entertainment without the Fuss.
A Variety of
Movies in all
- Redding is
graced with numerous professional artists, musicians,
authors and performers. They regularly contribute their
talents to local organizations providing frequent showings,
readings, seminars and events
Museum & Gallery
Sports for participation
- Bethel Cinema
(3 screens–senior & weekday discounts)
- Danbury Multiplex
outdoor sports and organized leagues
Baseball, Basketball (Danbury, Bridgeport, Fairfield
and New Haven “semi pro” and college teams)
Value for Your Investment: A better investment unavailable
elsewhere in Fairfield County.
- Real Estate
Space...almost 1/3 of Town area
- Gives Seniors
biggest tax breaks in the state
rated #1 in CT for its size
10. A Positive
Future: Future Growthwith a Watchful Eye.
in Route 7 “corridor” & surrounding areas (Wilton/Ridgefield)
will make Redding even more unique
- Presence of
Adult Communities (Meadow Ridge and others) fits with town
- Town commitment
to “Maintain the positive status quo”
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