Welcome to Wheaton
A beautiful setting for a beautiful suburban life
Wheaton, Illinois is a peaceful suburban city that lies west of Chicago and serves as the seat for DuPage County. The soft beauty of the Midwest shines here, and those craving a trendy and tranquil place to call home will find their ideal in Wheaton.
Beginning as a small railroad community in the middle of the 19th century, Wheaton has become a bustling suburb with nearly 60,000 residents. A “dry city” from 1887-1985, Wheaton has since lifted its alcohol ban while retaining its charm and small-town quirkiness. In recent years, Wheaton has dedicated itself to expanding downtown.
The town has a wide variety of residential housing options, from unique and well-kept vintage-style homes to upscale new builds and single-family homes surrounded by well-placed foliage, all the way to the elegant Wheaton Center apartments that come complete with full amenities.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
With convenient access to the third-largest city in America and quaint shops and dining at local downtown venues, this town is an ideal environment to settle in and enjoy the bustling life and character of a small town, all while remaining close to Chicago’s glittering metropolis. Wooded and serene, Wheaton offers residents the chance to slow down and step out of the doldrums of day-to-day life to embrace the beauty of the Midwest.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Though small, Wheaton still has plenty to draw visitors in and keep its residents entertained all year long. Festivals, incomparable local shopping, and dozens of refreshing dining options—Wheaton has it all.
At Jeans and A Cute Top Shop
, you can find the latest trends in fashion and the perfect outfit for nearly any occasion. For a wide variety of stores—including name brands such as Talbots and Bath & Body Works—you’ll want to head to Town Square
, where you can shop the local favorites and enjoy a meal at any of the conveniently located restaurants.
The food is impeccable at the fine dining establishment of Ivy Restaurant, with upscale appetizers and mouth-watering specialties like the pan-roasted duck breast. The Burger Social boasts a menu replete with pub favorites, including the award-winning “Social Chili.” Additionally, Adelle’s Fine American Fare
offers a host of comforting favorites.
Things to Do
The commercial and entertainment scene of Wheaton is expansive for a small town, with over 800 acres of parks and recreational facilities alongside opportunities to experience several popular festivals.
Enjoy perusing hundreds of artworks, trying your hand at crafts with the kids, and listening to the live local music as you take part in the annual “Art In Bloom: Cantigny Fine Arts Festival.”
At the yearly DuPage County Fair
, people of all ages can be delighted by the rides, indulgent food, games, and exhibits.
is open to the public and includes two museums, a 27-hole golf course, hiking and pedestrian trails, restaurants, a grove perfect for picnics, playgrounds for the kids, and a variety of gardens. Just one of several park properties, Cantigny Park is easily the most visited in the area.
Wheaton is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Wheaton North High School, 9-12, highly rated public school
Hawthorne Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public school offering small class sizes
Wheaton Warrenville South High School, 9-12, highly rated public school
Longfellow Elementary, K-5, well-rated public elementary
Franklin Middle, 6-8, well-rated public school
Edison Middle, 6-8, highly rated public school