June 20, 2024


Mad about real estate

Chicago’s Suburb Best Kept Secret is Brookfield Illinois – Homes & Lifestyle Await!

Keywords: Research Brookfield Illinois, Homes For Sale, Community Growth, Chicago Suburban Lifestyle, Low Real Estate Taxes, Schools, Churches, Recreation

Brookfield, Illinois is real estate rich and a unique lifestyle community that many are seeking without the high price tag and real estate tax burden.

Being dubbed as the new “Oak Park”, Brookfield offers a community “evolving” with many recent residential developments and re-developments with single-family homes, townhomes, condos and row houses that offer gourmet kitchens, loft size rooms, high ceilings, granite counters, extended outdoor living space with wrap around decks and porches with a modern yet vintage charm. There is future retail development including improvement of the Ogden Avenue corridor and a balanced village improvement plan.

Brookfield is bordered by Riverside, Lagrange, Lagrange Park and Countryside. All are neighboring communities and each one has something special and great to offer. Beautiful home styles from vintage Victorian, Craftsman and Bungalows to the modern Bi-level and Ranch style homes are a classic design of these areas.

The Brookfield area boasts many retailers including boutiques, eclectic restaurants, entertainment, wine bars/bistros and some of the top rated schools in Illinois and not to forget, home to world famous Brookfield Zoo. Brookfield also offers great churches and recreation with family friendly parks and the Salt Creek Bicycle Trail, which starts in Bemis Woods South and continues east 6.6 miles to Brookfield Woods, directly across from the Brookfield Zoo.

With a nearby future development at Ogden and Lagrange Road, plans include for a mixed-use development, which will include multi-story condominium buildings with mixed retail segments. A successful retail sector means a booming housing market. Commute time via nearby Metra is a short 20-25 minutes to the Loop and the community is also located strategically near major highways I-294, I-55, and I-290.

So, what is the first thing you should do when starting your search for your dream home? If you need to be close to the city yet seek a Chicago suburban lifestyle you need to find a great area Realtor®. Homes are bountiful right now; it’s a Buyer’s market and the first time buyer incentive of $7,500 ends June 30, 2009. But what if you do not know where to begin? Buying a home can be very overwhelming. Whether you are relocating from another state or another part of a Chicago neighborhood, you will need someone on your side to help you with market knowledge and an area expert.

When buying a new home, you have to ask yourself what you are looking for in a community? Finding a great home is one thing, but you have to consider future resale value when you go to sell down the line. Does the community offer good schools? Village/community improvement goals? Good real estate tax use? Are these tax funds being utilized correctly with community development and improvements? Does the community offer a balanced residential/retail and commercial land-use make up?

For a community to thrive there are many elements involved and a leadership and community involvement that is important for future growth.

Brookfield is one such community. With redevelopment goals being reached and improvements being made, this town is in the “baby stage” of boom that buyers should take advantage.

If there is one place to start looking for a great home, it’s in Brookfield, Illinois. Nice parks and next to forest preserves, offering great schools, churches, shopping and recreation, it’s all here!

Come and visit and see for yourself.

See why Brookfield is a great family & lifestyle community!