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 Eastonites, 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 and Fairfield, 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..."
by Kickin' it in January 04, 2006
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To be extremely hairy and gross.
I was watching a 70's porno flick and the chick had a full redding downstairs.

I saw this bum on the street and he was so redding he looked like a wookie.
by genericman October 20, 2009
Voted the Best Small Town in CT, Redding retains authenticity in the face of prevalent mini-mansion developments found in the rest of fairfield county. Looking for a gas station, restaurant, or ATM? Good luck. Roads rarely accomodate two cars at one time, but this doesn't stop us from pushing 60 mph. Although a percentage of adolescents attend private school, most of the youth in Redding develop their drinking stamina in the grips of public school. It's safe to say that most Barlow students have tried most drugs by highschool graduation. Kids have known eachother since their requisite involvement in youth soccer or lacrosse, and your best friend's dad was the coach. "Best car" in highschool was awarded to a super-expensive SUV, but the car you loved the most were your friends' old school volvos and you mostly traveled around in hoardes of Jeeps. We push drunkenness beyond all social acceptability, and listen to music that you will never hear on the radio. Popularity is a meritocracy; interesting people reign. Also, we're proud to be from a blue state and while the rest of Fairfield County voted for Bush, we were Kerry all the way. See you at the late night funk party!
He won the 30-rack challenge when he was 17? He must be from Redding.
by Officer Briggs December 21, 2005
1. The hottest place on earth north of the 40th parallel!
2. About 100,00 people live in Redding.
3. Redding has almost every chain store imaginable!
4. The mall sucks.
5. There is an infinite amount of stuff to do outdoors.
6. There has been a huge influx of So-Cal and Central Cal people moving up to Redding, which brings some money, but also all the BS that goes along with those people.
7. Redding is also the capital of the non-official "State of Jefferson"
1. This place is as hot as Redding!
2. There's not a crap load of people in Redding
3. Go to Redding if you want to work a min. wage retail job.
4. Redding needs a new mall!
5. I wish I were in Redding, I'm soo bored!
6. Redding is the escape for people from the big cities.
7. Redding would make a great capital for the state of Jefferson!
by 2_Liter_Turbo June 12, 2008
Redding is a small town (8,500 people) about 1 hour outside New York City that is located in Fairfield County. People in Redding are classy and of course preppy. Most likely if you live here one or more of your parents commutes to NYC by train. Parents make loads of money, participate in cocktail parties, and play tennis and cart around their younger kids to soccer and lacrosse practice. Teenagers have nothing better to do then spend their parent’s money on expensive clothes, drugs and alcohol because there is nothing to do. Yet, they still manage to take home state championships in sports such as soccer and basketball and eventually go off to the Ivy Leagues. Do not be surprised to see parents participating in drinking events right next to their kids. If no one is around in the summer; you can take a car ride to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and discover a lot of people from Redding there. Pop your collar. Finally, don't be alarmed if kids between the ages of 13 and 17 fit the description of an alcoholic.
Jim: How much money does your dad make?

Bob: 190,000 a year

Jim: OMG I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU. Your family is poor why didn't you tell me? You can't live in Redding then.
by ctguy August 08, 2010
A smallish city, vastly expanding, consisting mainly of caucasians. Those residing in Redding who aren't caucasian usually stay in groups of large numbers, since a large part of the white population are racist assholes. Residents are usually one form of white trash or rednecks, slutty whores or actual prostitutes. filled with tweekers, ignorant morons, and religious fanatics, this is a city that no one ever visits voluntarily, but once someone ends up in Redding they find it extrmely difficult to ever escape. A vast black hole of filled with shit, and very few intelligent persons.
"We traveled through the northernmost area in California until we came across a somewhat interesting looking place called Redding, little did we know it was actually a vast shithole filled with mornonic tweekers and slutty whores."
by Tarren it up! August 21, 2008
Babies born with this surname are automatically bestowed with a high level of awesomeness aswell as being gifted with creativity. They are often pretty good singers and musicians. They can be found to either be redheads or have the redhead gene (hence the name REDding) and are very likely to be random, can be found hugging tress in thr nude, possessing a quirky sense of humour and to be ridiculously good looking. If you came across a sexy, yet slighty bonkers redhead/red-tinged hair, they're likely to be a Redding. It is rare to come across one that is bestowed with also an astonishing amount of special super powers and/or aliases such as being a ninja, a cosmic warrior and/or being able to speak to cats, for example. If you do come across one of these Reddings, approach with great caution; they're are a fascinating yet unpredictable species.
Otis Redding- One of the greatest soul singers of his time

'The Redding Brothers' is an awesome rock band...
i happen to be a Redding, having been blessed with virtuoso, and creativity aswell as having the ability to talk to cats and know my way round some nunchucks :P
by ReddingNinjaBaby92 August 01, 2011
a small, rich town in southern CT. A place were full rich kids. In Redding u have to at least be on a sport team. Redding is also known for its high test scores, making the kids very smart and good test takers. Around here its proably 95% white and very lil diversity. The girls will be wearin abercrombie, tiffany jewelry, coach bags and Uggs and the guys will also be wearing abercrombie , polo shirts and nikes. rarley anyone acts ghetto anymore except for a few people.
Jack: redding is so boring

Jim: ik

Jack: lets go hang out in nc

Jim: that sounds fun i have a lot of friends from there.
by ctgal August 09, 2010
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