City of Wheaton

Community Profile

Population: 53,550 (2010)
Distance to Downtown Chicago: 23 miles
Train Commute to Downtown Chicago: 45 minutes Average

Drive Times: 50 minutes to Chicago Loop; 45minutes to O’Hare Airport;50 minutes to Midway Airport

Average Home Listing Price: $397,700 (Spring 2011, source: Trulia.com)
Median Home Sale Price: $265,000 (includes condominiums/townhouses)

As the government seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the Midwest, Wheaton offers a high quality of life to its residents. It is centrally located to any destination in the Chicago area and offers numerous choices in housing. Wheaton boasts one of the greatest housing selections in the western suburbs which includes charming ranches, Victorian beauties, and expansive estates. Shopping and dining are also plentiful in Wheaton. From shopping centers such as Rice Lake Square, Danada East and West, and award-winning Town Square, to Wheaton’s historic central business district, a variety of shopping and dining choices are close at hand. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to find out more about Wheaton and its fine quality of life!

Photos of Wheaton, Illinois

HOUSING STYLES: vary from Victorians and colonials to newer, two-story, split-level, and ranch type homes. Distinctive older homes are prominent in and around the downtown area accompanied by new homes being built on tear-down lots. In southern Wheaton you’ll find newer subdivisions including Danada East, West and North and The Legends of Wheaton. Most of Wheaton’s condominiums and townhomes are located in and around downtown Wheaton.
SCHOOLS: in Wheaton District 200 number 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools. Wheaton also has several private grade schools and high schools. The Wheaton public high schools consistently rank within the top 1% in the nation in ACT tests. The College of DuPage, with an enrollment of 36,000, is located near Wheaton’s southeast side. National-Louis University has one of its five campuses in Wheaton. Wheaton College, with an enrollment of about 2,500, is a Christian liberal arts school. Illinois Institute of Technology also has a campus in Wheaton offering undergraduate degrees in computer science, engineering, and business administration.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP: Wheaton is home to numerous denominations with approximately 40 congregations and religious affiliations in the area.
RECREATION: is easily found in the Wheaton Park District’s 47 park and facility sites on nearly 800 acres of land. These include the Northside Family Aquatic Facility, the Community Center, and the Rice Pool and Water Park. On the west side of Wheaton is the Cantigny Estate which offers picnic grounds, gardens, and the McCormick Mansion and War Museum. Golfers can enjoy the acclaimed Cantigny Golf Course and Arrowhead Golf Course. Other attractions include the Cosley Animal Farm, Morton Arboretum, forest preserves, and riding stables.
Wheaton’s public golf course, Arrowhead Golf, originally opened in 1927 and underwent a complete renovation in 2001. The 27-hole course was awarded a 4.5-star rating from Chicagoland Golf for 2004 and 2005. Renovation of the Arrowhead clubhouse/banquet facility was recently completed in 2006 and it is now considered one of the best facilities in metro Chicago. The clubhouse includes a new bar/restaurant, a banquet facility with seating for 250, an enlarged and improved pro shop, and meeting rooms.
SHOPPING: is abundant both in downtown Wheaton and surrounding regional shopping centers which include Stratford Square, Yorktown, Oak Brook, Woodfield, and Fox Valley. On the south side of Wheaton, Wheaton Town Square offers residents elegant, upper-end retailing while Danada Square and Rice Lake Square add even greater variety to the selection of available stores, restaurants, services, and entertainment.
MEDICAL SERVICES: and hospitals are conveniently located in Winfield (Central DuPage Hospital), Glendale Heights (Glen Oaks Hospital), Naperville (Edward Hospital), Downers Grove (Good Samaritan Hospital), and Wheaton (Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics).