Brookfield is a quaint town located in southern Worcester County. Brookfield is often associated as one of “The Brookfields,” nearby towns which also include West Brookfield, North Brookfield and East Brookfield.
Brookfield located along route 9 and is close to the Mass Pike. It is about an hour and fifteen minutes to Boston and an hour from Hartford Connecticut. The population of Brookfield is 3,390, an increase of 11% since 2000.
The average price for a single-family home in Brookfield is $240,390.
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What Makes Brookfield a Great Town to Live In?
Brookfield’s country setting makes it the perfect area for the outdoor enthusiast. The town has several large ponds including Quaboag Pond, which covers 531 acres, and is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and boating, and has summer and year-round residences along the shoreline. White’s Landing in Brookfield offers a wide range of services including seasonal rentals of canoe, kayak and boats, for river cruises, fall foliage and cruises on the Quaboag River.
Walker Homestead in Brookfield is a popular place for antique shopping. It offers country antiques and primitives and also comes with a fully equipped woodshop to custom build items such as kitchen cabinets, farm tables, and entertainment centers. It also has a garden shop offers a selection of historic plants including perennials, herbs, dye plants and unusual annuals. The Purple Onion is another popular shop for gifts, furniture, jewelry and more.
Antique shoppers from all over flock to nearby Brimfield for their antique shows, making The Brookfield Inn an ideal place to stay. This historic inn was built in 1768, but after significant deterioration over the years, it closed in the 1960s. Today the new owners have lovingly restored the building to its former splendor and is now a cozy stop for travelers.
Every October, Brookfield has their Apple Country Fair in the town common. The fair features live music, children’s games, baked goods, and an apple pie contest. The highlight of the fair is their raffle to win prizes including the community-stitched quilt, which takes a year to create and has a unique design each year.
Brookfield residents enjoy dining at Carmella’s Italian Kitchen, which serves traditional Italian food and offers catering for events as well. The Salem Cross Inn, in nearby West Brookfield, offers cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. What began as a 1700s era farmhouse is now a historic inn, garden, and restaurant as well as a function venue for weddings and family gatherings.
Brookfield students are served by the Tantasqua Regional School District. Students K-6 can attend Brookfield Elementary School. Brookfield students in grades 7-8 can attend Tantasqua Regional Junior High School and students in grades 9-12 can attend Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge.
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