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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Brookfield.

This page contains six sections:

Around Brookfield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It lies just east of Brookfield. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southeast of Brookfield and has a population of 99,900 people.

For comparison, Brookfield has a population of 38,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brookfield and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Gurnee (IL)   [Map]   30,767   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
McHenry (IL)   [Map]   26,911   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   27,607   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   87,729   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   N   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   26,525   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   36,354   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   SE   5 miles [8 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,596   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookfield   [Map]   6,272   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brown Deer   [Map]   11,964   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,816   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Elm Grove   [Map]   6,170   SE   Less than 2 miles
Glendale   [Map]   12,728   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greendale   [Map]   14,159   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hales Corners   [Map]   7,642   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lannon   [Map]   1,200   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lisbon   [Map]   10,542   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   14,476   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   8,177   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pewaukee West   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sussex   [Map]   10,819   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   8,802   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Milwaukee   [Map]   4,157   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Brookfield, please visit our County-by-County Page for Brookfield.

Waukesha County ...

Brookfield is located in Waukesha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookfield ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Brookfield.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Brookfield.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Brookfield. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookfield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Brookfield ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Brookfield.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Brookfield.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brookfield. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   61 miles [98.2 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   S   75 miles [120.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   SSE   90 miles [144.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   WSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   S   66 miles [106.2 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   E   95 miles [152.9 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   N   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
        Website for John H. Batten Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brookfield.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Brookfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0628, Longitude: -88.1198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Brookfield), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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