A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,316
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Brookfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    1
  • Theft
    2,019
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,518
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Brookfield Reviews

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Brookfield has been my home for almost 19 years now. There are numerous reasons on why I have loved living here my whole life. First, everything is close by, such as grocery stores, malls, different gas stations, movie theaters, restaurants, parks, gyms, schools, anything you name and Brookfield has it. Second, I've had the best time growing up and going to the different schools that this city has to offer. Also, the people in Brookfield are never shy to support their local high school team in football or basketball; therefore, they come to support the name of their city too. Lastly, due to the fact that I'm going to a college only 20 minutes away from my house, I must like Brookfield a lot since I'm staying close to home. Once a Brookfieldian, always a Brookfieldian!
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Brookfield may not have a 5-star rating when compared to other suburbs on a national level, but for Wisconsin: it's the best you can get. For starters, the Greater Milwaukee Area only has 4 shopping malls, 1 within Brookfield, and one on the border (together they have more square-footage than all the malls in the Madison Area). If you prefer outlet malls, try the Corners of Brookfield (clone of the Bayshore Town Center), or the Mayfair Collection. Need food? Brookfield boasts the most first-in-Wisconsin food-chains (that goes for retail/department stores as well). If you have children, well both of Brookfield's High Schools are ranked in the top 10 in Wisconsin (Brookfield East is in the top 5, but real estate is generally more expensive if you want in). You want hills, Brookfield has them. You want trees? Brookfield was built under a natural forest. Definitely the best place to live in Milwaukee.
On a warm day, the beautiful sun shines on the happy children playing by the pool-side at Wilson park. The community of Brookfield is big and welcoming. From our neighborhood block parties to our large, ever-expanding library, we have something to offer to anyone who decides to become a part of our community. We have a progressive school system that is constantly finding ways to offer more to the students and families that are a part of it. The one aspect of the community that I, personally, would love to see evolving is our desire to interconnect and outreach with other communities. I feel that our City Hall does a great job, but we are isolated from the greater Milwaukee- area and surrounding communities. Seeing that Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the United States, I believe we should try to find ways to do outreach events and encourage community-bonding and community-building all around.