Brookfield Ranked As The 12th Best Place to Live In Connecticut

Brookfield Ranked As The 12th Best Place to Live In Connecticut

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.

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All You Want to Know About Economic Development . . . in Brookfield

“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 


Brookfield High School Ranked Among Best in Connecticut

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.

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March 30th: Small Business Development Centers Presentation


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

Small Business Development Centers Presentation Information 

Planning for Prosperity

Inside Business Dec 2014

Video: Economic Development Training

This video shares the Economic Development Training hosted by the Economic Development Commission on Wednesday, October 29th:

FREE Economic Development Workshop: October 29th @ 6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th 

If you are an elected or appointed Town official, or a resident with an interest in improving our Town, you will find this course to be of great interest. Learn more. 

October 29th Economic Development Training

Steps toward Prosperity for Western Connecticut

“Society is fractured and there are a myriad of demands on our time which makes it difficult for us to focus. This can be harmful to community and personal achievement if our goals become diffuse and our mind strays from the target.”

Read more  . . . Steps toward prosperity for Western Connecticut


Brookfield Ranked Among CT’s Top High Schools – April 2014

U.S News & World Report just released its 2014 high school rankings, and districts from the greater Hartford area and Fairfield County grabbed most of the top ranked spots across the state.  – Reprinted from Brookfield Patch. 


Hal Kurfehs: Working to build jobs and prosperity in the region – Aug 2012

The classic Jimmy Stewart movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” dramatically shows the contrast between a friendly, well-adjusted community and a horrifying “honky tonk” alternative that can happen if some conditions are changed or removed.

Our Housatonic Region, comprised of the 10 municipalities of Danbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, Brookfield, Bethel, New Milford, Redding, New Fairfield, Bridgewater and Sherman, has generally enjoyed that “wonderful life”.

Consider that we are blessed with proximity to the world class city of New York, and the area has a high quality of life, complete with natural beauty, superior education levels and cultural activity, diversity of industry, and an adequate road and transportation system.

Even now, in the midst of a prolonged, slow recovery period, the Housatonic Valley Region has an unemployment rate in the 6 % range – far better than the state and the U.S.

That does not mean we have dodged the bullet of economic downturn – there is still much pain in the region.

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