Compared to the other communities along the eastern edge of Waukesha County, New Berlin enjoys the same convenient location as Brookfield and Elm Grove and quiet suburban neighborhoods at somewhat more affordable prices. Like Brookfield, New Berlin straddles the water divide between the Lake Michigan watershed and the Mississippi watershed. Many homes in New Berlin that have private wells are located to the west and are in the Mississippi watershed. Likewise most homes with municipal water and sewer are located to the east and are in the Lake Michigan Watershed. New Berlin is known as Tree City USA, and has great schools, parks, and a wonderful sense of community.