Brookfield

48 reviews
  1. Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Milwaukee

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,291
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    26
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208
    575
  • Theft
    2,412
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,485
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

48 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    22
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Brookfield Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, offers a safe place to attend school and live. Because the city is constantly building new shops and places to eat, there is always something to do without having to drive to downtown Milwaukee. The cost of living is reasonable but because the city is a suburb, depending on where you work, the commute may be longer.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Brookfield was part of one of the wealthier communities in WI. It was decent enough, but a lot of teens and young adults came from wealth, and were quite spoiled, disillusioned, and rather unfriendly in general. Everything was expensive and housing seemed to be pricey. The area was nice enough though.
  • Former Resident
  • 3 months ago
Very nice suburb with excellent schools. Very safe and fairly close to Miwaukee, so you can live in the suburbs, but still experience city life somewhat and enjoy the perks of having a city close by, like having shopping centers and jobs nearby. Real estate tends to be a bit pricy around there, though.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago