Photo Credit: Hartford Courant. "Blue Back Square in West Hartford was singled out as reason why the town is a top place to live."(Handout)

Photo Credit: Hartford Courant. “Blue Back Square in West Hartford was singled out as reason why the town is a top place to live.”(Handout)

Fairfield and West Hartford are among the 50 best small cities to live, says Money Magazine.  The Hartford Courant reports the magazine examined communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 people, focusing on criteria such as the housing market, schools and healthcare.  West Hartford and Fairfield were chosen in particular because of their “active downtown areas” and excellent public education.