Brookfield is a delightful town, rich in history and beautiful homes with access to Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah. It has been voted as Connecticut's #1 small town (voted by Connecticut Magazine) and this has to do with quality of life, schools, access to shopping, restaurants etc. There's an area that comprises all the shopping including warehouse style big shopping, miniature golf, pet store, grocery stores, car dealers, Stew Leonards Farm Market, fast food, casual eateries with al fresco dining, gas stations,marinas, Starbucks and even a restaurant named "Down the Hatch" where you can drive your boat right up to the restaurant, dock and go inside for a bite to eat. Boating, sailing, waterskiing and tubing are some of the other favorite activities of this town. The rest of Brookfield is quiet and residential. You will enjoy beautiful water views while driving around the Lake, giving you that vacation feel. Lots of fun at the beach, swimming and boating are regular activities for these lucky residents and their families.