Brookfield

Welcome to Brookfield

Located just 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, Brookfield is a close-in suburb combining the best of city and suburban living. The Village offers cultural amenities and easy access to downtown Chicago, while providing families the great schools and conveniences of suburban living.

Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of 19,085 individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. We are committed to economic development, modernizing, building, and making our neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the world-class Brookfield Zoo, you will find our village a remarkable and friendly place. A great place to live, raise a family, shop, and do business, Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word.

Grossdale Brookfield Station

Brookfield station was originally built in 1889 as Grossdale station, when Samuel Eberly Gross, a Chicago lawyer, began selling building lots platted from farms and woodlands he had acquired along both sides of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad line. Brookfield itself was originally known as “Grossdale,” and the station was the first building Gross erected in the new subdivision. In 1981 the original station house was moved across the tracks onto the corner of Brookfield Avenue and Forest Avenue, and now houses the Brookfield Historical Society. The current Brookfield station serves as a standard commuter railroad station, while the old Grossdale station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982.

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, also known as the Chicago Zoological Park,[2][3] is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. It houses around 450 species of animals in an area of 216 acres (87 ha). It opened on July 1, 1934,[4] and quickly gained international recognition for using moats and ditches instead of cages to separate animals from visitors and from other animals. The zoo was also the first in America to exhibit giant pandas, one of which (Su Lin[5]) has been taxidermiedand put on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. In 1960, Brookfield Zoo built the nation’s first fully indoor dolphin exhibit, and in the 1980s, the zoo introduced Tropic World, the first fully indoor rain forest simulation and the then-largest indoor zoo exhibit in the world.

The Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society. The society sponsors numerous research and conservation efforts globally.

Brookfield Zoo
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Date openedJuly 1, 1934
LocationBrookfieldIllinois, United States
Coordinates41.832671°N 87.833462°WCoordinates41.832671°N 87.833462°W
Land area216 acres (87 ha)
No. of animals2300
No. of species450
MembershipsAZA[1]
Public transit accessBNSF Hollywood
Websitewww.brookfieldzoo.org
$469,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
9101 Sheridan Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$269,975
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,200
SQFT
9031 Sheridan Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$330,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3625 Park Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$350,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3821 Park Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
$349,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
3642 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$209,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
988
SQFT
3615 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 6 days online
$329,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,625
SQFT
3540 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
$97,400
Land For Sale
Active
0.14
ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
3849 Madison Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$548,461
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,258
SQFT
3849 Madison Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,162
SQFT
3718 Raymond Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
Portia Manor Subdivision
$299,900
Commercial For Sale
Active
3,044
SQFT
3509 Maple Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
$519,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
10
BEDS
8923 Southview Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$299,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,176
SQFT
3612 Prairie Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 4 days online
$237,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,240
SQFT
8822 W Brookfield Avenue #403
Brookfield, IL 60513
Brookfield Terrace Subdivision
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$189,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
994
SQFT
4006 Oak Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
$314,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
3524 Raymond Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
$349,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,935
SQFT
3724 Forest Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
North Brookfield Subdivision
$374,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
3444 Sunnyside Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$423,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
4002 Vernon Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
 
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$365,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,805
SQFT
3442 Vernon Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
Brookfield Manor Subdivision