best small town in connecticut
Money Magazine researched literally thousands of small towns across the U.S. and not only was Brookfield 1st in CT but was also rated in the first 26 in the entire country. The magazine’s data crunching ”paid close attention to how well towns were doing economically, from unemployment rates to job growth to housing appreciation, affordability and more”.
They recognized however, that a place is more than the sum of its numbers. In addition to thriving, “they’ve also got all you could want in a place to raise a family; plenty of green space, good schools, a strong sense of community.”
Located in Fairfield County, Brookfield is best known for its quality of life and its New England charm. Situated between two major lakes, Brookfield’s superior shopping, excellent schools, and a commercial base that allows one of the lowest tax rates in the region.
Supporters build momentum to connect Brookfield, New Milford trails.
The decades-long dream to link paved trails in Brookfield and New Milford is inching closer to fruition, as long as officials can earn funding and continue building public interest.
The plan is to connect the Still River Greenway to the New Milford River Trail, which backers said could bring health and economic benefits to both towns. Read More
Streetscape Phase II Begins in Brookfield
On June 27, 2019 Brookfield Celebrates Streetscape Phase II with a ground breaking ceremony. This project is on schedule and on budget. New sidewalks, light posts, and cross walks will be added during this construction phase to add safety for pedestrians accessing the Still River Greenway and the downtown area. Read More
Brookfield Welcomes Emerson’s Globally Recognized Branson Technologies
Brookfield, CT, April 4, 2019 – Global technology and engineering company Emerson announced it will build a new $49 million global headquarters in Brookfield for its Branson welding, assembly and cleaning technologies. Read More
Downtown Revitalization Project
The Town of Brookfield celebrated the groundbreaking of the streetscape construction within the Town Center. This project has been anticipated for many years and has been a high priority in the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development. This revitalization of Brookfield will be enjoyed for years to come.