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About Brookfield

brookfield single-family homeBrookfield is a small, family-friendly suburban city located in Waukesha County, southeast Wisconsin, with Lake Michigan 10 miles east and Illinois 40 miles south. Brookfield is about ten miles west of Downtown Milwaukee, conveniently located off Interstate 94 and just minutes from General Mitchell International Airport. As a residential hub for Milwaukee, Brookfield is a commuter’s dream. It offers residents a laid-back home environment, with the bustling attractions and resources of Milwaukee a quick drive away. As of the 2010 Census, Brookfield had a population of 37,920.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Brookfield History

Brookfield occupies an area originally inhabited by Potawatomi Indians. The first known white settler built the first log cabin in 1836. Farms dominated the landscape into the mid-20th century. The city of Brookfield was incorporated on August 14, 1954 from the town of Brookfield, a portion of which still survives along the city's western edge. The Elmbrook Historical Society hosts several events annually celebrating the lives of early Brookfield settlers, including Caroline Ingalls, the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote The Little House on the Prairie.

Brookfield Homes For Sale

brookfield single-family homeHomes for sale in Brookfield, WI have a median listing price of $335,000 and a price per square foot of $155. Condos and townhomes for sale in Brookfield start at roughly $170,000. Meanwhile, single and multi-family homes start at $200,000 and go up to $1.5 million. Land lots range in price from $100,000 to $1 million.

Some of the most desirable neighborhoods to purchase real estate in Brookfield, WI are Bartlett Manor, Bradon Preserve, Canterbury Hill, Carrington Heights, Coventry Downs, Chadwick Greens, Dominic Heights, Greenfield Heights Estates, Hawks Ridge, Imperial Estates, Indian Creek, Lily Crossing, Muirwood, The Shire, Three Meadows, Vincent Park, Weston Highlands, Weston Hills, Willaura West, Wynfield Estates, 

As of April 2019, the average apartment rent in Brookfield, WI is $1,300 for a studio, $1,250 for a one bedroom, $1,450 for a two bedrooms, and $1,600 for a three bedroom apartment.

Brookfield Outdoor Activities

brookfield community poolFranklin Wirth Park, centrally located in Brookfield, is considered by many residents as the best feature of the city. Wirth Park is a fully developed community park, comprising over 100 acres, offering residents a diverse array of active and passive outdoor recreational opportunities. There’s a Family Aquatic Center, Jaycee’s Skate Park, Play Equipment, Baseball Fields, a Soccer Field, Tennis Courts, Sand Volleyball Courts, Sledding Hills, an Ice Skating & Hockey Rink, a Cross Country Skiing Trail, Picnic Areas, a Nature Trail System, and Bike Paths. Brookfield also has off-road bike paths throughout the city.

For additional active adventures, Brookfield is home to Adventure Rock, an indoor-rock-climbing gym, and is close to Prairieville Park, a seasonal family entertainment center with an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages & bumper cars. Brookfield's main beach is located at Fox Brook Park, where hiking in natural preserves, sailing, biking and golfing are also available.

Community Events

brookfield mallThe city’s popular community events range from the weekly farmers’ markets at the Brookfield City Hall to the annual German Holiday Market. Brookfield Square is the main shopping mall for the city. Brookfield Days is held annually in June at Wirth Park. Brookfield's concert hall is the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts located in Mitchell Park. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is home to Milwaukee’s own opera, ballet and symphony, a very short drive from Brookfield. Brookfield also boasts easy access to the Milwaukee County Museum, Miller Park (home of the Brewers), and the Fiserv Forum (home of the Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles).

Brookfield Restaurants

brookfield restaurantsBrookfield’s restaurants offer up a wide variety of tastes to satisfy any palette, from traditional ethnic menus to contemporary and home-style favorites, with ambiances ranging from intimate to casual. Some of the best-rated are Parkside 23, Wasabi Sushi Lounge, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, O’Sullivan’s Public House, Grassroots Salad Company, Bougey’s Bar and Grill, and American Legion Post 449.

Brookfield Schools

brookfield schoolThe public schools of Brookfield are exceptional.  Elmbrook school district has earned top marks across the board. Private schools include St. Dominic Catholic School, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, St. Luke Catholic School, St. Joseph's Catholic School, Elm Grove Lutheran School, Brookfield Christian School, and Brookfield Academy. Private high schools located within the Brookfield city limits include Heritage Christian School and West Suburban Christian Academy.

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