3 Local Communities Make Best Small Towns List

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:22 AM EDT
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3 Local Communities Make Best Small Towns List

Ice dancing pair, Denis Petukhov and his wife Melissa Gregory, competed in the 2006 winter Olympic games and they are giving back at Simsbury's International Skating Center of Connecticut.

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Connecticut has three of the best small towns in the country, according to Money Magazine.

The magazine has ranked the 50 best small towns across the country and Simsbury came in 50th.

The magazine pointed out the historical houses and parks, as well as the vast amount of open space, farmers markets and five-star restaurants.

Local entertainment venues, including the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows and International Skating Center of Connecticut, were mentioned as places the whole family can enjoy.

Cheshire came in 39th.

“This former farming community still feels like a quintessential New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens, and towering trees,” the magazine said.

The magazine also highlighted plans to develop The Outlets at Cheshire, an outlet shopping center.

Brookfield came out on top among Connecticut towns.

“Surrounded by the largest lakes in Connecticut, Brookfield is a great spot for water recreation -- not to mention exploring lots of wooded hiking trails and open space,” Money Magazine wrote.

The top small town, according to Money, is Sharon, Massachusetts, located between Providence and Boston.

Do you agree? What do you think the best small town to live in is?

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