Brooklyn is more of an industrial suburb than a residential area in Melbourne. It features a landfill, recycling centre, quarry, and logistics organisations offices. The suburb is just 10 kilometres away from the central business district thus making it an idea destination for both leisure and business travellers because of its convenient location.
One of Brooklyn's main attractions is the Federation Trail which follows the historic Main Outfall Sewer which was established back in the 1890s. The route is quite popular among pedestrians who want to go for a stroll and cyclists who want to explore the area.