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Money Magazine Ranks Cheshire, Barkers As Two Of Nation's Best

August 14, 2013 by John Rook

Money Magazine likes Cheshire.
In 2011, the magazine ranked the town as the 73rd best place to live in the nation. Now, it appears that Cheshire has moved up a few notches.
According to the magazine's recent list of "America's Best Small Towns," Cheshire ranks as 39th overall. The magazine described Cheshire as such: "This former farming community still feels like a quintessential New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens, and towering trees. Cheshire's proximity to New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport gives residents plenty of options when it comes to jobs, though locals say the traffic can make even short commutes painful."
It also mentioned the proposed Outlets at Cheshire as a reason for the high ranking.
Cheshire is one of three Connecticut towns to make the Top 50, with Brookfield coming in ahead of Cheshire at 26 and Simsbury finishing behind Cheshire at 50.
Also making the grade was the Barker Character, Comic, & Cartoon Museum, which was named by Money Magazine and as one of the "must see" places in New England. "Head to Cheshire for a classic road trip stop: the quirky museum. At the Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum you'll see many of your childhood favorites in toy or action-figure form," states the article.
For more on this, see an upcoming edition of The Herald

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