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Wheaton

Wheaton

Vibrant family-friendly community known for its wonderful schools.

 

Welcome to Wheaton


Vibrant family-friendly community known for its wonderful schools.

North of I-88 and approximately 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton blends suburban charm with cosmopolitan sophistication and top-notch convenience, making it a lovely place for young families to put down roots.

Home to a grand historic theatre, over fifty lush parks covering more than 800 acres, two public swimming pools, deluxe golf courses, and a fairground known to attract major entertainers year-round, this highly sought-after western suburb is teeming with charm and terrific options for outdoor recreation. Residents have access to two interstate highways and state routes running east-west through the city, as well as a Metra stop serving the community college and the heart of downtown.

Take a tour of Wheaton's quiet streets, which are flecked with historic buildings alongside newer residential marvels, to get a feel for this town's architectural splendor. From magnificent brick bungalows on private lots to stately Dutch colonials nestled amid pruned trees and state-of-the-art vernaculars artfully combining more than one style, this gorgeous locality has something for every homebuyer's taste.
 

What to Love

 
  • Close-knit community big on inclusivity
  • Excellent location near highways
  • Lush open spaces replete with recreation areas
  • Amazing school system
  • Diverse culinary scene
  • Adorable shops in a vibrant downtown
 

Local Lifestyle


Wheaton’s excellent quality of life is highly desirable, welcoming, and teeming with fun community events for the whole family.
 
Whether you want to hang out with friends downtown, visit the pool, or ice skate outdoors with your little ones, it's almost impossible to be bored here. The area abounds with great stores, classy restaurants, and fully outfitted fitness centers. Rest assured if you need to see a doctor — there are well-equipped hospitals close to home.
 
Parents also can't help but brag about the town's excellent teachers, who encourage their students to strive for excellence. You won’t want to raise your kids anywhere else. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping


Downtown Wheaton is the place to be! This upscale, verdant retail and service district serves up an array of charming shops and award-winning eateries to sate your appetite.
 
Make a stop by Moveable Feast for an incredible dinner of turkey chili and yummy lobster rolls. There’s also a full-service bar offering everything from draft beer to cocktails and wine. Make a reservation for the whole family! Swing by Andrew’s Garden to order breathtaking floral arrangements for a friend’s birthday or your wedding anniversary dinner.
 
If you’re craving donut bites or a giant pretzel to share with your friends on girl’s night, be sure to pick them up at 302 Wheaton, where you can also grab creamy shakes in various flavors! And if you’re looking to buy some fancy throw blankets, jute rugs, or handcrafted décor to add a personal touch to your living room, be sure to stop by Amante Marketplace.
 

Things to Do


From golfing at an exquisite course to greeting animals at the Cosley Zoo or diving into a new book at the public library, Wheaton’s got an incredible variety of fun experiences to try.
 
Take the whole family down for a wonderful picnic at Memorial Park, where beautiful blossoms sway in the gardens, and fabulous concerts immerse you in bliss. Or dine to the sound of acoustic tunes and magical melodies at Hale Street Dining Under the Tent.
 
August brings Brew Fest, which offers a taste of unique craft beers from local and national breweries. Relish the flavors of local cuisine and play games with your family at Taste of Wheaton, or join your neighbors to Color Run through Wheaton neighborhoods and Northside Park. Don’t miss the after-party, complete with DJ entertainment and lots more!
 

Schools


Wheaton is home to some of Illinois’s most acclaimed schools. A few of the community’s prestigious academic institutions include:
 


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