A small town in Fairfield County, CT. Redding has many residents with small businesses, artists, New York City commuter types, and local business workers. A great community with friendly people. Unlike its stereotype, it generally isn't overrun by rich snobs and their alcoholic children, although, like everywhere, there are some. High school students generally do get into drugs at some point during their high school career. The "deep" and "artsy", "interesting" kids tend to be the actual most popular and the obnoxious party kids tend to just think they're the most popular. There really is no social heirarchy. The test scores are very high. Most everyone in Redding is a liberal democrat, but no one is really passionate about politics. The roads are tiny, twisty, and difficult in the winter, but the town is beautiful all year round and the police always need some action so they're happy to help. New York City is just an hour away and the surrounding, less historically wary, towns have many shops, restaurants, and other entertainment. There are a few restaurants in town. There is little diversity, but everyone is pretty open minded so no one is likely to be discriminated against. Most people are healthy eaters and exercise often. The town lets you be very private if you want or very social with that "small town" love. It's not hard to become a big fish in a little pond if you want to be, just be prepared to push hard if you want to be anything more than that.
Man: Wow, that hipster is friends with that bro?
Dude: Yeah, they're from Redding ;)
Bro: Bro, how did we get 100 on that quiz after getting so smashed over the weekend?
Falcon: Dude, we're from Redding. It's all good.
Woman: This girl is a sensation, she can sing and play guitar, she's wonderful!
Wilton Resident: I've never heard of her. Where's she from?
Woman: Redding, everyone knows her!
Norwalk Resident: And they always will...
White guy: Hey, black guy what's up?
Black guy: Not much, you going to lacrosse.
White guy: Yeeeah
Asian guy: Sick bro. Haha.
Girl: My mom's an artist and my dad is a financial advisor.
Other girl: Oh, my family owns a deli.
Guy: Cool, haha, my dad's an agent for actors.
Other guy: Hahaha....my parents are in PR
Other guy: I think they have a website.