Brookfield

32 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$971
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    37
    37
  • Robbery
    21
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273
    575
  • Theft
    850
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,735
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

32 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    21
  • Average
    7
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I've lived in Brookfield my entire life. I've seen it change a lot over the years, yet somehow it remains the same. I'd love to see some chain restaurants to help bring money into this village. It has potential, it just needs time and work!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Taxes are very high, school system is very good! Downtown area could use more development but the Zoo is a great attraction for the town
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
It's a perfectly fine place to live. Plenty of places to go in walking distance, and public transportation runs nearby. Nothing drastic happens too often, but nothing spectacular either. There's nothing to complain about, and anything you'd want to get to is bound to be around.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago