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Brookfield Location & Transportation

Brookfield Location

While exploring the community, you’ll discover that Brookfield is a nexus of smooth roads, broad avenues and shaded boulevards that bring the world of commerce and industry to its doorstep. The vast concrete ribbon of Bluemound Road (Highway 18) is the east-west commercial artery that runs through the core of Brookfield, while Capitol Drive forms its major northern thoroughfare. Calhoun Road runs north and south and conducts traffic through the civic heart of the city. When you need to use the freeway, Interstate 94 access ramps are just to the east of Brookfield Square Shopping Center and on Brookfield’s western side, linked to Highway 18. Interstate 94 provides convenient access east to Milwaukee and west to Madison.

If you need to use public transportation, both Milwaukee and Waukesha counties provide exemplary service.

The Milwaukee County Transit System, the City of Waukesha METRO Transit System and Wisconsin Coach Lines, Inc. operate local and express routes in Waukesha County. For those Brookfield and Elm Grove seniors who need a convenient, comfortable ride, Elmbrook Senior Taxi and service provided by the Waukesha County Department of Aging are a phone call away.

Air travel in and out of the Milwaukee Metro region is simple, safe and convenient. If your travel plans include destinations around the globe, then General Mitchell International Airport (located 17 miles southeast of the city) is the airport of choice. Mitchell International offers convenient passenger and cargo service to destinations near and far. With four major air carriers and 13 regional carriers, reaching many nonstop and direct destinations daily in the U.S. and Canada from Brookfield is a breeze.

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Corporate air travelers often choose to take advantage of one of three airports – Timmerman Field Airport (three miles northeast of Brookfield), Capitol Drive Airport (just to the north) or Waukesha Crites Field (four miles west).

For corporate, private or general aviation needs, each features paved runways, top-of-the-line services and convenient connections as an alternative to major airline hubs.

Many people are rediscovering the simple pleasures of taking the train, unwinding and enjoying the view. When they ride the rails, they start at the Amtrak station in downtown Milwaukee – less than 15 minutes from Brookfield, just off of I-94. Departing for Chicago daily, seven trains connect to destinations throughout the nation.

The new century is giving way to alternative modes of transportation, and Brookfield, true to its visionary heritage, is leading the way with the construction of a comprehensive bikeway and recreational trail system.

A significant portion of what will become a 26-mile Greenway Trail System has been completed and will soon connect riders and walkers to virtually all points throughout the community and to the extensive trail network covering southeastern Wisconsin. Many of the local trail systems are located within the city’s greenway corridors, and can be used for recreational enjoyment, ecological restoration and environmental education opportunities.

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