Welcome to the Village of Brookfield!
You may know us for the famed Brookfield Zoo, but beyond the zoo we are a wonderful destination for all kinds of enjoyment.
Brookfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 19,476 and home to many young professionals and families. With close proximity to the City of Chicago and easy access from Midway and O'Hare, Brookfield is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Brookfield offers residents excellent schools and an idyllic setting to live, work and play with plenty of local eateries, parks, and activities.
Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of nearly 19,500 individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. The Village of Brookfield is committed to economic development, modernizing, building, and making our neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the zoo, you will find a remarkable and friendly place. A great place to live, raise a family, shop, dine and do business, Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word.
Conveniently located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago with easy access to trains, buses, highways, and airports, Brookfield is an established, stable, and serene suburb. Often called “the world’s most visited village” because the world-famous Brookfield Zoo attracts so many visitors. On a quiet morning it is not unusual to hear the roar of a lion or an elephant trumpet.
"Village of Brookfield as one of the top places in metro Chicago for first-time home buyers." Chicago Magazine, 2013 “Like nature? You’ll love this western suburb, which is home to Brookfield Zoo and a stretch of the Salt Creek forest preserve. You can easily find a brick bungalow or a postwar Georgian for under $200,000.”
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