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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B-
Brookfield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 17,013. Brookfield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Brookfield offers residents a sparse 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
$373,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,594
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    23.2
    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
    46.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    829.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    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
$107,255
National
$55,322

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Brookfield Reviews

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Brookfield is a quaint town in which I have lived for more than 13 years. I have done my K-12 education here, and with the high school programs, I have attended, I am prepared to move onto college in the year 2020. Brookfield is a very safe town, no crimes of violence. Everyone is amiable, and there is a great community feel. There are plenty of great restaurants, stores, a family-friendly park. Brookfield may not have a movie theatre or mall but Danbury, the neighboring town, does and its a short drive to both locations. Brookfield also has access to two large lakes which are bound to keep you cool and having fun all summer long!
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Brookfield is the epitome of a quaint Connecticut town. Though it is small, Brookfield has brought me beautiful friends and memories. I loved growing up here and being submerged in its nature and isolation. Diversity is growing and although the town is mainly white, I know there is potential to change for the better in terms of representation. I have always felt safe in Brookfield and it is extremely family friendly. Brookfield is certainly wealthy but there is act towards including more low-income housing and making the town more affordable overall. I would say most professionals I know, work outside of Brookfield and have found employment is larger cities or towns in which job opportunity is greater. That being said, commute time is relatively good and I would say Brookfield is central to many jobs.
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.