In this article, author Peter Tuckel, Professor in the Department of Urban Policy & Planning at Hunter College, discusses the growing trend toward walkable environments.
Read full article by clicking here: Urban vs Suburban
“A new list compiled by Niche.com rates the top 100 based on state test, SAT/ACT and other scores”
With a number of recreational activities in Danbury and the surrounding area, a low crime rate, and low unemployment rate, Danbury has been ranked the second best city in the nation.
Article by Hal Kurfehs: An Unwanted Brookfield Detour
“When we overspend in state government we have to raise taxes, and that makes the state more expensive for business, which means growth and revenue slows, which, not surprisingly, leads to more taxes to cover the deficit. It becomes an insidious downward spiral.”
“Projects including commercial and housing developments along the Federal Road corridor have given Brookfield the fastest-growing grand list – a measure of the value of taxable property – in the Danbury region.”
Brookfield was ranked as the 12th best place to live in Connecticut by “HomeSnacks” which is two bloggers that analyze the best places to live in the United States. It should be noted that larger communities were favored in the study, which makes Brookfield’s rating even more remarkable.
This blogging site analyzed 268 communities in Connecticut based on “FBI data, weather patterns, education records, unemployment rates, income level and short commute time.”
The data on Brookfield is that of a town with a population of 16,487 residents, an average household income of $111,096 and an average commute time is 30.3 minutes. Brookfield spent $17,850 per student for education, while the unemployment rate is 5.1% and its crime score is 36.
Overall, these data place Brookfield in the top 4% of Connecticut communities to live in. Brookfield is an excellent choice to live in for a family or to establish a business.
“When Money Magazine selected the top 50 of America’s Best Small Towns in late 2013 it was a watershed moment when Brookfield emerged as the ‘Best Small Town in Connecticut’ and 26th in the U.S.” Read full article: All You Want to Know About Economic Development in Brookfield
Article by Feroze Dhanoa:
Recently, Niche Rankings released its report on the Best Public High Schools in Connecticut, and Brookfield High School made the list at number 23.
In it, Niche ranked 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics, as well as opinions from 280,000 parents and students.
Read full article here: http://patch.com/connecticut/brookfield/brookfield-high-school-ranked-among-best-connecticut-0
ANNOUNCING SESSION WITH NELSON MERCHAN, BUSINESS ADVISOR WITH SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDC)
The Brookfield Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce a seminar devoted to helping small business grow and thrive by virtue of the tools that Mr. Merchan will make available to you. Please join us!
Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Brookfield Town Hall, Room 133