Coldwell Banker ranks Trumbull as top "booming suburb"

Trumbull, Westport, Ridgefield and Newtown are among the top booming Connecticut suburbs, according to the “Top Booming Suburbs in America” survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

The “Booming Suburbs” ranking rated 1,500 communities across the country based on increased year-over-year levels in employment and unemployment percentages below the national norm, along with a range of attributes that include access to suburban staples (grocery stores, banks, etc.), proximity to good schools, commuting by car and community safety.

Below is the ranking for the top 10 booming suburbs in Connecticut:

1. Trumbull 757.49

2,. Westport 756.08

3. Ridgefield 755.75

4. Newtown 751.13

5. Fairfield 738.11

6. Mansfield 726.07

7. Greenwich 719.14

8. Simsbury 715.32

9. Shelton 714.90

10. Glastonbury 703.77

Below are the top 10 booming suburbs in the country based on methodology created by Coldwell Banker and its partner in the study, Onboard Informatics:

1. Cottage Lake, Wash.1,000

2. Prairieville, La. 986.42

3. Fruit Cove, Fla. 985.68

4. Sammamish, Wash. 985.56

5. Mercer Island, Wash. 983.13

6. Riverton, Utah 979.65

7. Brentwood, Tenn. 976.50

8. Lehi, Utah 975.58

9. Cooper City, Fla. 972.10

10. Maple Valley, Wash. 971.73

The “score” in the above tables is based on a scale from 1-1,000, with 1,000 being the No. 1 booming suburb.

“As America continues to bounce back from the recession, this ranking identifies suburbs that have shown strong economic growth since the recovery,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “These communities have the American ideals we love, the suburban dream intact and a population that is finding jobs at a better rate than the national average. That is the definition of a thriving community.

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