Settled in 1754 with the establishment of Newbury Parish, Brookfield, CT has become a cultural boom to its residents. Town of Brookfield, named after the Reverend Thomas Brooks, the first Congregational minister, who served from 1755 to 1796. Population reached its 19th-century peak of 1445 in 1840 when, in addition to farming, there was modest industrial activity of gristmills, sawmills, manufacturing of combs & hats and an iron forge at the Village of Brookfield Iron Works (now Brookfield) north, of the Center.
Brookfield is home to a museum and historical society, a beautiful, wide-windowed library, sports fields, town beach, children’s play kingdom and a community garden. Even with only five schools–four public and one parochial—check out the education system ratings, this system is sure to provide your family with high quality instruction.
Additionally, Brookfield CT is simply a pleasant place to live, with a green, natural landscape, and the area’s well-known Candlewood Lake as its western border with Lake Lillinonah on the Eastern side.
Brookfield also boasts an extensive parks and recreation system, with a number of parks, trails, and facilities for residents to use for their benefit and wellness. It also has a quaint, friendly historic district in which to relax and enjoy the town center. You’ve made a good choice if you’ve decided to live in Brookfield.