Brookfield was designed to be a community with a strong industrial and commercial base by strategically coordinating efficient industrial development. Today, it is considered to be a major commercial and industrial hub in southeastern Wisconsin. Specifically, the village of Elm Grove has gained a reputation as one of the safest and best places to live in the entire COUNTRY. Located on the eastern edge of Waukesha County, the Village of Elm Grove is widely considered a premier outer ring suburb where the natural beauty of sloping hills and forested properties creates a true urban-rural living experience only 15 minutes west of Milwaukee. The community is home to more than 5,900 residents, many of whom commit their time and talent to serve on the all-volunteer Village government standing committees and participate in highly active community organizations. Strong community involvement and engagement is what contributes to the Village’s unique character and charm.