Located just 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, the village of Brookfield provides residents with the perfect combination of suburban comfort and city access. It’s a unique town filled with opportunity for anyone. Brookfield focuses on economic development through modernizing, building, and making neighborhoods better and safer. So whether you’re looking for Brookfield movers to help you relocate from Chicago, Milwaukee, or elsewhere, you’re bound to find something to love in this quaint village.
Living in Brookfield, IL
A modest village of just over 19,000 people, Brookfield combines the pleasures of a peaceful neighborhood with top-of-the-line attractions. The area that would come to be known as Brookfield was first settled in 1889 by Chicago real estate investor Samuel Gross. Naming the village after himself, it was first known as Grossdale and gained popularity as a place to live when Gross ordered the construction of a train station along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad line.
That train station set the town in motion. Boasting a brand new stop for tourists and goods, the town flourished as people moved to the city in search of a new life and cheap real estate. The popularity of the town was boosted further by Gross’s free train rides from Chicago to the village of Grossdale. Now a museum, the original train station serves as a reminder of Brookfield’s humble beginnings.
After a while the people of the town voted to rename the town to Brookfield. Today, residents enjoy the pleasant oak savannahs and close proximity to the bustle of Chicago.
After you’ve moved to Brookfield, there are dozens of local attractions where you can pass the time. Some favorites include Salt Creek, The Brookfield Historical Society museum, North Kiwanis Park, and Jaycee Ehlert Park. Another attraction in town, the Galloping Ghost Arcade, is notable for being the largest arcade in the U.S., boasting nearly 600 video games and pinball machines. But of all these attractions, none draw more visitors than the Brookfield Zoo.
A Crowd Favorite
Brookfield Zoo, the city’s premier attraction, is a world-class zoo home to over 450 animal species. Adults and kids alike can journey through the Australia House, Living Coast, Habitat Africa, Seven Seas, and more to see and learn about all of their favorite animals. People travel locally and even go on long-distance drives to see the zoo’s world-class animal habitats.
Open 365 days a year, the Brookfield Zoo makes it easy for families to visit whenever is convenient. The zoo has special events like free admission day on Thanksgiving, a holiday light festival in December, evening concerts in the summer, and more! Some special events only happen or are on display for a limited time, so be sure to check the zoo’s schedule to see what events they’re holding. And of course, new babies are born every year, so don’t miss out on seeing your favorite animal growing up.
- Population: 19,085
- Median Household Income: $78,481
- College: American College of Zoological Medicine
- Nearby Colleges: Morton College, Elmhurst College
- High School: Riverside Brookfield High School
- Largest Industries: Healthcare & social assistance, educational services, manufacturing
Moving to Brookfield
If you’re planning on moving to Brookfield, Alliance Moving & Storage is here to help! We can handle everything for you, from packing and transport to disassembly and reassembly. We work around your schedule to find the right dates and times to get the moving process started and finished for you.
If you’re stressed about moving, whether it be local or long distance, we have the tools to make any move easier for you. Our expert team will take great care of your belongings and will work with you the entire time. We understand that you have more on your mind than just your move. We take care of the moving and packing process so that you can relax and focus on the things that matter.
If you have too many belongings to make the move in a single trip, we have a solution. Our climate-storage facilities are exactly what you need! We have the ability to store your items short term and long term, so you’ll never have to worry about being unprepared for a move again.
At Alliance Moving & Storage, we offer a variety of storage assistance amenities. We have trucks and people ready to help you load and unload. If you want to do it yourself, we have dollies, protective padding and blankets to keep all of your items safe from scratches or dents as you transport them from the vehicle to the storage unit.
Completing Your Brookfield Move
If you’ve chosen to move to Brookfield, Alliance Moving & Storage is ready to provide you a free estimate. We only provide transparent, honest quotes and pride ourselves on our customer focused approach.
We offer the following services in Brookfield and throughout the greater Chicago area:
- Residential moves
- Commercial moves
- Packing and unpacking
- Furniture disassembly and reassembly
- Long distance moves
- Short distance moves
- Secure storage services
- Moving planning and management
- Fragile and special items
As a family owned business, we understand what it takes to pack up your family and move. That’s why when you book your move through us, we provide you with a relocation specialist who will help sort out every detail for your residential or commercial move. Should any changes or obstacles arrive during your move, our specialists will contact you with options on how to adjust and what those adjustments will mean for you.
Contact us today to start your easy move to Brookfield!
What People Have to Say About Alliance Moving & Storage
Alliance Moving & Storage and our Brookfield movers have received stellar reviews and ratings from satisfied customers on all major review platforms. Our nearly five-star average rating can be found on Yelp, Angie’s List, Google Business, Facebook and more. Here’s what a few of our satisfied customers had to say about their moving experience:
“Come move day, a professional team arrived on time and took care of the move in exactly the amount of time estimated by their company during consultation. I would highly recommend Alliance and will be a returning customer for any future moves!” – Navjot P. of Wheeling, IL
“Very happy with Alliance Moving & Storage. Response to phone calls was prompt and professional. Jaggy answered all my questions and concerns. The whole team was friendly and our move from one house to another went very smoothly and stress free. Would highly recommend them.” – Cil D. of Chicago, IL