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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Brookfield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 17,064. Brookfield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Brookfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Brookfield tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brookfield are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$370,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Brookfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    11.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    552.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Brookfield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,009
National
$55,322

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Brookfield Reviews

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I moved to Brookfield from Midtown Manhattan in 2014, when I decided to move my company’s main office from New York City to nearby Danbury and decided to relocate my family to the suburbs. To merely say experience has been nothing but positive would be an understatement. My two children, ages 8 and 11, are receiving an excellent education from the Brookfield public schools. This is no surprise, considering the significant number of highly educated professionals that raise their families here in a Brookfield. There are a plethora of recreational activities, from the Town Beach to the Still River Greenway. In town, there are many outstanding restaurants and cultural activities as well. While Brookfield is what I would consider to be too far for a regular commute to NYC, it is still no more than 80 minutes away at most to Manhattan, making NYC still accessible. Route 7 and Interstate 84 make Brookfield a great commuting town if you work in Danbury, Stamford, Norwalk or White Plains.
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I lived in Brookfield for many years and recently moved. Pluses: good schools, safe, quiet, some decent parks, good place to raise young kids. Minuses: nothing to do, boring for teens and young adults, little access to dining and social amenities, strip malls and chains galore, no real community gathering place or events, and aside from a handful of neighborhoods it lacks the New England charm of other CT towns. The town has long been missing a walkable center like Bethel has. The new “downtown” being built by four corners has the right intention, but the execution is clueless. It feels like a weird suburban interpretation of a downtown. Overall, a decent town if you need a safe place to raise kids. But don’t expect much to do or a sense of an active community.
The people are nice, the roads are well plowed and sanded during the winter. The churches are all very welcoming, and have many opportunities for family functions. Neighborhoods are safe and friendly. Elderly are well taken care of, and young people learn well in the public, private and homeschool networks of the town. There is a large percentage of public attendees, small percentage of private school attendees, and tiny network of homeschool familes. The homeschool families have to commute to other towns to meet with other homeschool families.