Introduction to Brookfield, Illinois
Brookfield, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois and 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Brookfield has a population of 19,085.
This village was founded by Samuel Eberly Gross in 1889. He acquired land in this area and began selling building lots that were platted from woodlands and farms. This area was originally called Grossdale after its founder. It was incorporated as the village of Grossdale in 1893. In 1905, the residents changed the name to "Brookfield."
Brookfield and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- Grossdale Station
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Cernan Earth & Space Center
- Ernest Hemingway Museum
- Bernis Woods North
Things To Do In Brookfield
Brookfield Zoo is a very popular spot among residents and visitors. Brookfield also offers many dining and shopping opportunities. Nature lovers would love the well-maintained parklands and woods in and around the village. There are also several golf courses in the neighborhood.
Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.
Brookfield Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at Morton College, Triton College, Wilbur Wright College and Elmhurst College.