I'm glad you asked that question. Here are a few reasons why:
1) Brookfield is a smaller town that has lower real estate prices yet is commutable to areas with a wide availability of jobs such as lower Fairfield County and Westchester, and easier access than many of the other surrounding towns to I-84 and Route 7.
2) More proximity to the Federal Rd./Newtown Rd. shopping hub on the Brookfield/Danbury line with numerous restaurant and entertainment options, and everything from furniture stores to Costco to Stew Leonards.
3) Comparatively low taxes
4) A small town feel
5) A well regarded school system
6) It's picturesque with lots of stone walls and has many opportunities for recreation with Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah within its borders. Many parks, childrens activities, too.
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Brookfield in a wonderful town. My husband and I relocated from White Plains, New York in 2000. Our children have both attended the Brookfield public school system. My daughter Kaitlyn is a Freshman at Arcadia University this year and I feel that she was very well prepared for the experience because of the schools. My son, Ryan, is currently a Junior at BHS. He participates in Football, Wrestling and Field and the coaches have been wonderful.
The town itself has so much to offer. To start, there aren't many towns that I can think of that have two recreational lakes. We are very lucky to have the Brookfield Craft Center which attracts artisians from all over the world. We have a brand new Senior Center. It is such a picturesque New England town. My husband commutes to Harrison, New York everyday which is a very manageable commute.
With lower housing prices and taxes than Westchester, it was a very easy choice for us to make and, I am happy to say, that if we had it to do over again, we would have made the same decision.
If you would like real estate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am a full-time residential broker with many years of experience. I can be reached at 203.733.3941. I wish you good luck!
I moved here in a corporate relocation and looked at all area towns. We chose Brookfield for its proximity to Danbury and shopping, the small town feel and opportunities for children. We expected the schools to be â€œdecentâ€, but always figured parents are primarily responsible for their childrenâ€™s academic success.
It turns out we made a good choice. Because it borders Danbury a thriving commercial zone has developed without sacrificing the small town atmosphere that exists once you leave the commercial zone. Our children each spent thirteen active years in Brookfield schools and went on to collegiate and post graduate success at well regarded schools out of state.
What we overlooked is that Brookfield is bordered by two beautiful lakes, providing unique recreational opportunities. There are also ample opportunities for townsfolk to become engaged in a number of volunteer organizations. This is an active vibrant community in a beautiful New England setting.
The link I left on my earlier answer to your question leads you to a Home Search Page for Brookfield. Here is the link I meant to leave http://raypoppe.com/template40/nextpage.asp?mnu=156925. This will bring you to a list of Town Websites which Brookfield is one of the Towns on the list.
Sorry for the mistake!
Brookfield is one of the northern most towns in Fairfield County with much lower prices than the gold coast near New York. It has beautiful, picturesque Lake Candlewood, a huge mall with many stores a few miles away, and one of the best education systems in the area, as well as lower taxes than many of the surrounding towns.