A thriving community for most of its history, with stagecoach stops, railroad stations, taverns, hotels, mills, factories, farms and shops, Brookfield today is one of the fastest growing communities in the Greater New Milford area. Nothwithstanding its progressive development in recent years, the town has remarkably managed to maintain its small-town friendliness and rural character. Much of Brookfield's quality of life is attributable to the varying styles of homes, convenience and abundance of shopping facilities, along with its wealth of natural resources, not the least of which is Lake Candlewood.
Brookfield's Federal Road area has been rapidly developing with commercial outlets. New shopping and professional buildings are continually adding to Brookfield's popularity.
The Brookfield Craft Center, located on Route 25, is a favorite place for residents and tourists alike to visit. The landmark has been housed in an historic mill for more than 50 years. The center provides an ever-changing selection of classes and programs for the public and also presents ongoing exhibits at its Lynn Tendler Bignell Exhibition Gallery.
Additionally, the natural beauty of the town adds to Brookfield's popularity. Bordered on the west by Candlewood Lake, on the east by Lake Lillinonah and with the Still River running through it.
Brookfield Schools: http://www.brookfield.k12.ct.us/