Population: 37,991Median home value: $287,500 75 Ranks better than 84% of areas

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A+ Brookfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Brookfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 19% higher than Wisconsin
11414% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brookfield cost of living
B+ Brookfield Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,5906% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 396% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
Brookfield crime
A- Brookfield Employment Household income is 76% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$95,95673% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$51,12871% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%44% lower than the US average
Brookfield employment
F Brookfield Housing Home value is 72% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$287,50056% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35443% higher than the US average
Home ownership
87%37% higher than the US average
Brookfield real estate or Brookfield rentals
A+ Brookfield Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
67%37% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Brookfield K-12 schools or Brookfield colleges

Living in Brookfield, WI

Brookfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. The city has a population of 37,991 people. At 90%, the majority of the Brookfield population is White; this is followed by 7% Asian and 1% Black. 89% of the people in Brookfield (over the age of 15) are married and 59% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Brookfield could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Wisconsin if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Brookfield and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 76/100, Brookfield is ranked #4,529 in the United States and #90 in Wisconsin. This is a great score, as Brookfield ranks well in multiple categories! If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Brookfield ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+) and employment (A-). Unfortunately for Brookfield, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Brookfield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 124 crimes per 100,000 residents, Brookfield has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The average school test scores in Brookfield are 67%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Brookfield real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Brookfield. Median real estate prices in Brookfield come in at $287,500, which is 72.2% higher than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Brookfield, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 3.2% lower than the Wisconsin average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Brookfield area were 5.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.1%.

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Compare Brookfield, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Brookfield, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haymarket, Milwaukee8310.2535
Green Moor, Milwaukee839510
College Heights, Milwaukee8313.3886
Mount Mary, Milwaukee834.41,955
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fernwood, Milwaukee8213.32,709
Mill Valley, Milwaukee796899
Wedgewood, Milwaukee798.41,774
Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee798.61,086

Best Cities Near Brookfield, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pewaukee village, WI846.48,225
Cedarburg, WI8317.411,516
Whitefish Bay, WI8211.514,088
Greendale, WI8210.414,303
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI8212.76,695
Grafton, WI8219.711,563
Port Washington, WI8125.111,531
Elm Grove, WI811.96,085

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Brookfield, WI: Quiet Suburban Bliss

Brookfield is a family-friendly suburb of Milwaukee. We have a lot of places to shop including Brookfield Square Mall or Mayfair Mall that is not that far away. We also have a movie theater, zoo, and a great library.

We don't have much of a nightlife here, but downtown Milwaukee is about 25 minutes away which has a more vibrant scene. The city is an ideal location especially if you have a job in Milwaukee because you can either take commute using the street or high way to get there faster. Traffic is reasonable depending on what time you leave in the morning.

I can't speak about the schools as much because I don't have children, but my nieces and nephews attend Brookfield's public school. The public schools have a wonderful program that you may find appealing. There are private school options as well. If you like high school football games, check out Brookfield Central or Brookfield East games.
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