"Mr. Tesei's positioning of the town to respond to emergencies has won Greenwich national acclaim, we have two new schools, and a new police station. Funding for the high school auditorium project was narrowly approved, partially due to Mr. Tesei's intervention, and he is leading the effort to, finally, give downtown firefighters a decent place in which to live and work."
- Greenwich Time Endorsement, November 3, 2011
Greenwich is First - Connecticut Magazine ranks Greenwich #1
October 30, 2011
Connecticut Magazine published their annual Town Ratings issue where they compare each town in Connecticut against others of its size. The magazine affirms that Greenwich is First - ranking the town in the top position against its peers of cities with a population over 50,000.
The towns were ranked according to five main criteria – Education, Crime, Cost of Living, Local Economy, and Leisure/Culture. Greenwich performed particulary well in Education, Economy, and Crime. The magazine notes that in the past Greenwich education test scores "wavered a bit a couple of years ago but now have resumed the top spot."
The Economy of each town was determined by the 2011 Public Investment Community score compiled by the Office of Policy and Management. It factors in the adjusted equalized grand list per capita, the unemployment rate, the equalized mil rate, and per capita aid to children. Here too Greenwich ranked #1.
Greenwich also ranked number one for low crime based on statistics by the Department of Public Safety which looks at major crimes committed per 1,000 population.
When you put the entire package together, Greenwich is simply the best. In the number two spot was Fairfield followed by Stamford, West Hartford, and Danbury. Visit the Connecticut Magazine website to see the full article.