Recognized by Chicago magazine as one of Chicagoland’s top destinations for first-time homebuyers, Brookfield is a thriving community with a variety of amenities.
One of the village’s most notable attractions is the Brookfield Zoo – one of only two zoos in the region. The zoo houses approximately 450 species of animals across its 216 acres, and it’s easily accessible via Metra’s BNSF Railway.
With a few stops in Brookfield, the BNSF Railway serves commuters heading to Aurora and downtown Chicago. The community’s original train station still stands and is now home to the Brookfield Historical Society.
Brookfield is also known for its natural beauty and ample recreational opportunities. The village boasts oak savannas and access to the Salt Creek Trail, a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Kiwanis Park hosts a summer concert series at its band shell and features trails, sports fields, and open green space.
Situated near Brookfield Village Hall, the farmers market is another popular summer activity that brings local produce, handmade pieces, and fresh baked goods to the community. Meanwhile, the village offers several restaurants and local shops that add to its appeal.