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East Brookfield #44: Central MA’s Best Communities

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

East Brookfield

Now the East Brookfield Historical Museum, the Lashaway Middle School, also known as the Hodgkins School, was the oldest operating wooden school house in the country until it closed in 2002.  # 44 ranking East Brookfield is now part of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District, and high school students attend David Prouty High School in Spencer.  

The town is celebrating the 4th of July with a local talent show, and in honor of local boy Connie Mack’s 150th birthday, East Brookfield will be celebrating with an old time country fair in September.

East Brookfield's overall rank is pushed higherby its #3 rank in affordability, and its 28th place rank for arts and culture.  However, the town is 62nd for economic condition and ranks 46th for restaurants.    

East Brookfield by the numbers


Established: 1920
Population: 2183
Median household income: $71,964
Median housing price: $131,500

2012 Best Communities rankings
Overall ranking: 44
Affordability ranking: 3
Education ranking: 62
Economic condition ranking: 35
Safety ranking: 36
Arts & Culture ranking: 28
Restaurant ranking: 46

History in a nutshell:
As the “Baby Town of the Commonwealth,” East Brookfield was the last community to join—incorporated in 1920. Although the youngest, it was home, until 2002, of the oldest operating, original wooden school house building in the nation.

Famous residents:
Connie Mack, MLB manager and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee 

Notable residents source: Wikipedia 
Additional reporting by Grace Fenton

 

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