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Pros

-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area


A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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Quick Facts About Brookfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Brookfield is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brookfield jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Brookfield's cost of living is 12.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Brookfield's population is 18,944 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.36 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Brookfield is $219,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.78%.
    SCHOOLS
    Brookfield public schools spend $11,463 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Brookfield.

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  2/22/2012
Great place to raise a family

Brookfield has a small town feel, but is still close enough to the city. Great schools, great people, nice houses, great community. I'm fortunate to able to raise my... (Read More)

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  11/26/2007
Brookfield IS NOT in a Major Flood Plain - Where d

Response to Inaccurate Post on "Brookfield is in a floodplain.." Brookfield is in no "higher risk" than any other nearby suburb and actually rated "low to moderate"... (Read More)

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  12/28/2006
Nice Looking, Not Nice to Live In

Most of Brookfield is in a flood plain, thus most basements get water in storms, and if you live near the creek (by the zoo), regardless of the price of your house,... (Read More)

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