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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B
About Brookfield...
Population
37,991

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$287,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    32
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    34
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221
    500
  • Theft
    2,021
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,956
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    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.
I had an awesome and safe childhood growing up in Brookfield, WI. There is always something to do and it is so close to Milwaukee and Madison!