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Brookfield Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois

Conveniently located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, with easy access to trains, buses, highways, and airports, Brookfield is a lovely family-oriented pastoral suburb and is home to the world famous Brookfield Zoo. Often called "the world's most visited village," Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of approximately 20,000 residents. Industries that provide employment in Brookfield include educational, health and social services, manufacturing, retail trade, professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services, finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing. Students in grades K-12 are accommodated by schools of the La Grange, Lyons, Riverside and Brookfield school districts. Several colleges and universities are in proximity for those who wish to pursue a degree in higher education. In addition to maintaining an excellent library, low taxes, an extensive parks system and recreation programs and wonderful shopping, dining and entertainment venues, Brookfield is recognized for its high quality of living in a family-friendly atmosphere. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune noted, "The character of Brookfield is clearly evident. Friendliness and family orientation are two traits almost everyone in town highlights as primary reasons they like calling Brookfield home. The whole town, it seems, is on a first-name basis and the village president picks up his own telephone." The article also commented that Brookfield is a "community that puts family first, and quite possibly second, third and fourth as well. Housing options in Brookfield consist of single-family detached homes, condominiums, townhouses and land lots.

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Price Range of Brookfield Houses

The real estate market in Brookfield is made up primarily of single-family detached homes. Home prices range from the high $200,000s up to the mid-$400,000s. Large homes with fireplaces and on spacious lots are priced staring at approximately the high $200,000s. While there are many marvelous new homes in Brookfield, the village is well known for lovely older Victorian, bungalow and classic-style homes. Townhouses and condominiums are priced from the low $100,000s to the low $300,000s. A limited selection of land and lots is also available for custom estate development.

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