Redding : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Redding

Redding is an extremely affluent suburban community of about 9,000 people in eastern Connecticut.  The median Household income is over $154,000 and unemployment is about 6%.  The town is situated in a beautiful part of the state Mark Twain lived here late in life and gave many of his books to the town - today it is home to the Mark Twain Library. Photo of General Israel Putnam statue at the entrance to Putnam Memorial State Park courtesy of Wikipedia and ROY KLOTZ M.D. (public domain); photo of the Redding Center on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Casoulman, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Redding and Home Prices

There are retirement communities here and in surrounding towns.  Zillow reports the median home value was $752,354 in mid-2022.


What Is Special about Redding

Redding is a beautiful place to live with attractions like Huntingdon Park and the Mark Twain Library.

What Is Not Special about Redding

There is not much of a downtown. It is extremely expensive to live here, and most of the residents leave town to work in New York or suburban centers.

Who Will Like Retirement in Redding

Retirees looking for a small, pretty, and quiet New England town would enjoy living here.  The town offers two State Parks, over 60 miles of hiking trails, a library that is the hub of cultural activity, and a very active senior center that provides lectures, a "cultural cafe", exercise classes, lunch, and transportation. 


Local Economy Is Driven by

Technical, scientific, and professional services


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 27 degrees, with July's average about 73 degrees. Redding gets approximately 40 inches of snow annually. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy's tropical force winds reached Redding causing tree damage.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Redding is home to a community center and library that provides the town with lectures, clubs and classes.  The community hosts annual events and boasts parks, trails and community gardens.  In 2017 it celebrated its Sestercentinnial (250 years) with a host of activities.



Redding has a low crime rate.


Medical Facilities

Danbury Hospital is about 10 miles away.



There is train service and a regional airport in New Haven, about 40 miles away; La Guardia is the closest international airport, about 55 miles away.


Valuable Links

Redding, Connecticut

Mark Twain Library


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