The best small town in CT, Redding is host to many of the stereotypes also found throughout Fairfield County, CT. Most families reel in over $150,000 a year, and live in $600,000+ homes, with more than a handful of houses priced at over a million dollars. This is to be expected after all, it is Fairfield County.
The younger generation in Redding attends Joel Barlow High School. Those attending the high school share their learning environment with their fellow Easton
ites, making up a student body of about 1000, giving you an idea as to why Redding is the best small town. Due to the small student body, most sports team are unsuccessful, especially football and hockey, although soccer fares considerably well each season. School spirit is nearing an all-time low. A small number of students choose to avoid JBHS and go to private school, but remain close with their public school counterparts.
The school is plagued with wannabe kids yet to find their purpose in life. JBHS is home to no shortage of emo kids and ghetto wannabes. Cliques based on these dress styles and fake personalities form among the entering freshman quickly. The emo kids band together, and the ghetto kids pretend to be 'down' in the 'rougher cities' like Brideport, see B-po, and Norwalk, despite the fact many of them probably only visit relatives in these towns.
By far, the most consistent stereotype among Reddingites is the trademark North Face fleece wearing, Jeep Cherokee or better driving, DMB listening teenager, who is not ashamed to buy weed or alcohol with his parents cash. Unless you are an emo bitch or a ghetto punk, the most popular music to listen to is Dave Matthews Band. When asked why, you typically justify with the comment, "Because it is just so chill". Compared to the nearby, and wealthier towns of Westport
, Redding teens sport their pastel colored polos less, but there is no shortage of preppy looks either.
For enjoyment, partying is the name of the game for Redding kids. Beiruit, or 'ruit, as it is commonly called is quickly becoming Redding's favorite pastime. Drugs are fairly common as well, and there have been a considerable number of drug busts at the high school for such a small population. Rich kids with too much time on their hands...
"I left my iPod, cell phone, and dime bag in my North Face. Shit, my Jeep is still running, I forgot to turn down the DMB music too. I'll be right back"
"Must be from Redding..."