Put it this way, I do NOT have kids and that is why I'm not looking at Newtown. It's the perfect town for family where I'm looking at more" DINK" type towns to buy.
I'm sure Brookfield is great too. However, I've heard way more about Newtown.
I suggest that you review some of the school websites that give reviews directly from the parents. There are also objective criteria that are used to compare schools on these websites such as average CMT scores and student teacher ratios.
There is also information available directly from the schools themselves which is available at our website below, created specifically for folks who are relocating.
The average listing price for a single family home is Newtown (per CMLS 12/30/08) is $628,930 with a median of around $550,000. Over in Brookfield, the average price is $666,227 with a median of $528,000.
ABR, e-PRO, REALTOR