Local Information


Brookfield, IL at a Glance 




Officially Incorporated


Miles from Chicago

What You’ll Love About Brookfield

As described on the Village of Brookfield's webpage (http://brookfieldil.gov/), "...Brookfield is a close-in suburb combining the best of city and suburban living. The Village offers cultural amenities and easy access to downtown Chicago, while providing families the great schools and conveniences of suburban living.

Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of 19,085 individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. We are committed to economic development, modernizing, building, and making our neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the world-class Brookfield Zoo, you will find our village a remarkable and friendly place. A great place to live, raise a family, shop, and do business, Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word.

Brookfield Homes for Sale

There’s an easier way to keep up with new listings in Brookfield. Save your searches, save favorite properties, and sign up for new listing alerts by creating your personal Property Organizer account today.

Selling Your Brookfield Home?

Selling a home in Brookfield? Cathy can help! Learn more about listing your home with Cathy Bier, including the tools and resources we offer our sellers, our marketing strategies, and our featured listings.

Spotlights of Brookfield

parks and recreation

Parks & Rec

The parks never seem to end in Brookfield! Kiwanis and Ehlert Park are great ways to relax outdoors, and the nearby Brookfield Woods is a gorgeous location that's perfect for events, peaceful hiking, and becoming one with nature.

things to do

Local Attractions

The Brookfield Zoo is the most popular attraction in Brookfield. With over 400 species of animals to observe, numerous events and seasonal exhibits, and fun performances; it's no wonder why! Plus, they're open every day of the year which gives residents ample time to enjoy themselves.



Unemployment in Brookfield is generally low at about 6.4% with recent positive job growth. The most common industries in Brookfield are healthcare, social assistance, manufacturing, and finance.



Depending on location, Brookfield students may attend schools within the Brookfield-La Grange Elementary School District 95, Riverside School District 96, La Grange School District 102, or Lyons School District 103. Each school is uniquely qualified to provide an outstanding education to each of its students.

local conveniences

Shopping & Dining

Locally owned shops, delicious eateries, and major retailers are sprinkled throughout the city limits of Brookfield. Service providers, such as the post office and local government, are also readily accessible to Brookfield residents. 

local attractions and events

Community Events

This closely knit community is big on inclusivity and having fun. The Summer Concert Series is a popular event among residents of all ages, and the monthly Movie In The Park is a great way for neighbors to spend time together while taking in an excellent film.

Brookfield Attractions

Brookfield at a Glance

quick facts

Quick Facts

Population (2017): 18,753
Zip Code: 60513
County: Cook County
Median Home Price (2015): $226,200.


Travel & Commute

Public Transit: METRA & Pace
Airport: Chicago Midway International Airport (8 miles)
Major Highways: I-290 & I-55

Brookfield Real Estate

Find your ideal home in Brookfield! Contact Cathy today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Brookfield.

Copyright 2023 Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footages and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. Properties marked with the MRED logo are provided courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC. Broker Reciprocity Database.

Midwest Real Estate Data