Brookfield is a suburb located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago. The village has excellent public transportation with three Metra commuter train rail stations. Brookfield has a population of roughly 19,085 people with an estimated average home value of $263,600. Brookfield was named one of the top places in Chicagoland for first time home buyers, offering a diverse mix of well-groomed and affordable housing. Student residents can attend either the Riverside Brookfield High School or Lyons Township High School depending on their public school district location.
Brookfield is also very integrated with the environment and wildlife. Most notably, it houses the world famous Brookfield Zoo with a variety of animal species, perfect viewing for all ages. Additionally, Salt Creek Forest Preserve is nearby and the Salt Creek, part of Des Plaines River, flows through its many of Brookfield’s neighborhoods. There are also many oak savannahs native to the area featuring scenic views for residents. Finally, Brookfield hosts a variety of community events and activities such as German Fest, Fall Fest, and Battle of the Bands.