Wheaton is an affluent city located 26 miles west of Chicago. The city is the home for approximately 53, 000 residents. It was listed as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in 2012 by Money magazine.
Wheaton offers an exceptionally easy and accessible transportation system that includes airways and private and public transportation options. Wheaton has easy access to airports like Chicago O’Hare Airport and Midway International Airport. It was named as the sixth on the list of the Top Transits Suburbs of Metropolitan Chicago by DePaul University. It has two local train stations that serve more than 3,000 commuters daily. Wheaton is also home to two tollways for easy access to many locations in Chicago. Wheaton also transports daily commuters through the Pace Suburban Bus Service. Taxi service is also available on a daily basis. Wheaton is also a senior citizen-friendly town as it offers discounted fare program for seniors.
This vibrant town has several dining and shopping districts. Have fun with its monthly events like Summer Entertainment Series, Wheaton Municipal Band Concerts, Monthly Electronic Recycling, and the like. You can also enjoy hiking, trailing, horseback riding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and fishing in different natural tourist spots like Herrick Lake Forest and Danada Forest.
This award-winning community also became one of the Top 10 Library in 2006, it was recognized by Hennen’s American Public Library. In 2005, Chicago Magazine hailed Wheaton as one of the healthiest of Chicago’s Largest Suburbs. It was evaluated with excellent public health, safety, and environment. Chicago magazine also cited that it has low property crime rates, wide-open spaces, and affluent business districts as significant contributing aspects.
Wheaton also offers an outstanding education system. Wheaton North High School is tapped as one of the top high schools in the United States by Newsweek Magazine in 2007. It is also home to a number of public and private schools.