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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    525
  • Theft
    2,019
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brookfield Reviews

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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.
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Brookfield is the true definition of education and safety. Regarding education, Brookfield students stand among the top students in the state and country. Our education system is incredible here, trust me as I was born and raised in Milwaukee. Brookfield is located on the boundary to New Berlin, one of the safest places in the United States (#72 of the safest places in the country). This is due to the boundaries between Milwaukee, Brookfield & New Berlin. Also, Brookfield is located directly near Elm Grove which is considered one of the most funded percentage wise of security and police forces.
Although there are not too many events that will keep you busy in Brookfield Wisconsin, the schools are incredible and you can ensure the safety of you and your family. Most people are very friendly and it is no hard to make friends with your neighbors. There is also the Elmbrook School District which is the best way to educated any child. The teachers there are compassionate and truly want your children to succeed. I attended K5-12 through Elmbrook Schools and the teachers really prepared me for college.