Brookfield, Connecticut is a beautiful town in Fairfield County, in the foothills of Berkshire Mountains. In the 18th century, it was called Newbury, a name combination that derives from the three towns from which the land was taken- New Milford, Newtown and Danbury. The town was incorporated in 1778, and the name changed to Brookfield, honoring the first settled minister, Thomas Brooks. During the 18th and 19th century, the town of Brookfield was a powerful and busy manufacturing town. Because industry developed greatly along Still River the area was named Iron Works District. In that period the town was very successful and thriving with iron furnaces, sawmills, grist mills, carding and cotton mills, hat factories, and many others. Iron Works Aqueduct Company and the grist mill, which is now known as Brookfield Craft Center, are standing even today.
Over the years, the town transformed, and today it offers from antique homes with great historic significance, to beautiful new and modern homes and condos. Brookfield is a place with amazing landscapes, and a multitude of parks and open spaces with beautiful hiking and walking trails, tennis courts, and impressive lakes. Residents can enjoy a wide range of recreational activities, and can easily combine the love for the outdoors with leading a modern, active and comfortable lifestyle.
Brookfield has two principal communities: Brookfield Four Corners- the town center, and Brookfield Center- the historic district, and almost fifteen minor ones. It is a city that is constantly growing and improving, providing residents everything they need for a carefree living. The town has eight churches, and many historic structures that have been beautifully preserved. The four public schools provide amazing educational programs, as does the only private school in town. Here, in Brookfield, you will also find the largest lake in Connecticut, Candlewood Lake, and have access to incredible beaches where you can enjoy fishing, and many boating activities. Conveniently located along Route 7, the major North/South road in Western Connecticut, the town has become an important center of small industry and consumer outlets.
Brookfield is a place with a strong sense of history, and many places dedicated to culture and the arts. Despite its rural feel, there is always activity in town, people are constantly on the move, and more and more new companies set their headquarters here, contributing to the town’s development. It is a wonderful place with nice and friendly people, a place that offers excellent opportunities for any type of lifestyle.