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Old 11-12-2011, 02:05 PM
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What can you tell me about Brookfield, specifically mid-Brookfield and the areas around the 3 metra stations? Any information in terms of atmosphere, safety, diversity, comparison to surrounding towns (ex. La Grange), is the Congress station the only one that runs express trains, etc.

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:01 PM
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Congress Park definitely has some of the speediest expresses of all commuter trains -- you can be downtown in under 20 minutes. Housing stock is probably nicest at the other end of town -- Hollywood has some homes that would fit right into the nicest sections of Riverside or LaGrange. The schools in that section are also shared with Riverside. Central portion of town is mostly served by RB high with Brookfield elementary. Section of town south is part of LT district, but homes tend to be on smaller size...

Economy has been tough for those that have wanted to pump up the more upscale options in Brookfield, some of the commercial property owners have a very old fashioned ethic...

Access to good jobs at places like Loyola Medical Center , Hines and great commute to Loop as well as easy drive to Oak Brook are huge pluses.
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