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Growing up in Wheaton, Illinois!

(Published on - 7/19/2016 11:34:11 PM)

Growing Up in Wheaton, IL

 

Growing up in Wheaton has a lot to do with who I am today. When I look back and reflect on my past, I get a strong sense of nostalgia as I think about all the great memories I have in this town. No matter how many places I’ve traveled to, or lived elsewhere, I have always felt that Wheaton is where my heart is, and I’ve made my way back to hopefully reciprocate the excellent upbringing I had for my future children.

 

Back in Time

My parents moved to Wheaton when I was 4 years old. They’re both from Chicago suburbs, but moved away for a job opportunity to the east coast early on in their marriage for a nine-year stint.

When they moved back they decided on the up and coming suburb of Wheaton. My parents found a great home to raise my brother, Eric, and I in Danada West. The home they bought backs to Seven Gables Park, a 66-acre park that includes a running path, pond, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, a wonderful playground, and baseball diamonds---not to mention enough trees to climb to keep a kid busy all summer. When we moved into Danada West  it was a fairly new subdivision, being only about 10 years old. We were the second family to own the home my parents bought. Not only was Seven Gables a huge factor in my parents decision to move into the neighborhood, but another huge plus was that many of the other Danada West residents were in the same stage of life as my parents, with young children and similar interests. There were over 10 girls all my exact age and grade in school, and many of which became life-long best friends of mine and still see regularly. My parents were able to sign me up for virtually any activity imaginable at the Wheaton Park District, a few blocks from our house, which also boasts one of the best town pools in the area, Rice Pool.

(I'm front and center, yellow shorts!)

Some of the activites I did at the Park District included tap-and-ballet, pottery, soccer, volleyball, basketball, a summer camp called Camp Illini, softball, and more. If you’re wondering where the names of these landmarks are coming from (Rice Pool, or Danada), the family that owned all of this land several years back before selling it to developers were named Dan and Ada Rice. Little history for ya! I loved those days as a kid, before cell phones when you called someone’s house and asked if “so-and-so” could come out and play. We would ride our bikes all over town (since almost all areas have sidewalks) and round up a bunch of kids to play capture the flag, running bases, kick the can, sardines, or a game we created at my house with a very self-explanatory name, “Hide-and-go-seek-in-the-dark-with-the-jail.” My schedule was always jam-packed with sports and activities and playing with my friends. Wheaton is an amazing town, and certainly there are “fancier” or more expensive towns, but overall Wheaton provides a high quality of living, great amenities, friendly people, convenient location and shopping.

I loved Madison Elementary School! The Fun Fair, Exploremore Days, Madison Olympics, and many other special days made school so much fun. The teachers genuinely care about the students and community, and made learning fun.

I absolutely loved living here as a kid and remember my childhood with fondness.

 

In between

After Edison Middle School I continued my love of sports in high school and at one point was a 3-sport high school athlete. I eventually had to narrow it down to just one, which was soccer. I was a captain at Wheaton Warrenville South High School and graduated in 2005 with a scholarship to play at Miami University in Ohio. I majored in Education and moved to Westchester County, New York to be near my boyfriend (now husband) at the time following graduation. During my time away, and all the experiences that I had, I continued to feel that Wheaton was where I wanted to live and raise a family. I am extremely grateful for my time living in Oxford, Ohio as well as Yorktown Heights, New York, because I had many growth experiences in these places.

 

Flash Forward

My parents still live in my childhood home in Danada West. I got my real estate license and the plan was to work with my mom at Realty Executives part-time. As time passed I realized that I love everything about real estate. I joined my mom full-time and have been loving it ever since. My knowledge of Wheaton and the surrounding towns have served me well. I have background on things that only someone that grew up and ran these streets as a kid would know: backroads, short cuts, secret paths and cut throughs, and background knowledge on the neighborhoods. I am excited about what the future holds for my growing career in real estate, as well as what the future holds for my husband and our future family together. I am glad that I came back to my roots and can’t wait for my children to grow, learn, and build relationships in this fabulous community!

 

For any real estate related questions, or just questions about Wheaton in general, I’d love to help!

You can contact me directly on my cell at 630-518-1644.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie Angiello

Realty Executives Premiere


3711 Pin Oak Court-Lisle

(Published on - 7/19/2016 7:55:21 PM)

WELCOME TO 3711 PIN OAK COURT IN LISLE!

WHEATON SCHOOLS & PARK DISTRICT! Prestigious Regency Woods! PRIME location to I88, 355, Danada shopping,Bike trails connecting Danada Horse Farm and Herrick Lake, Morton Arboretum and more. Impeccably maintained all brick Georgian home sits on a cul de sac. Grand entry, 1st floor office could be 5th bedroom with adjacent full bath. Majestic floor to ceiling fireplace in family room, large kitchen opens to breakfast room with views of lush landscape and water views. Large walk-in pantry,spacious 1st floor laundry rm off 3.5 side load garage, dual staircases, Master is palatial with vaulted ceilings, sitting area, private screened in porch, 2-sided gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub, separate shower and huge walk-in closet! Guest bdrm with private full bath, deep pour English basement is finished and offers plenty of light, ample STORAGE and is rough plumbed for a bath. Stone walkways,sprinkler sys, perenial gardens, high end professional out door lighting, and deck over-looking private backyard!

See the link below for a full tour of the house!

TAKE THE TOUR!

 

Call Jackie Angiello with Realty Executives Premiere for more information! Jackie is a Wheaton native and extremely familiar with the area! 

    

Jackie Angiello

Realty Executives Premiere

630-518-1644


Best Gyms: Wheaton, IL Area

(Published on - 4/22/2016 10:58:43 PM)

BEST Wheaton, Illinois Area Exercise Facilities

Wheaton, Illinois was voted one of the healthiest cities in the Chicagoland area! This should not come as a surprise---as outdoor preserves, scenic paths, and several fitness facilities surround it! When selecting a fitness facility in the area it is obviously important to decide what type of workouts you want and enjoy the most. Are you looking for a large fitness center with several types of equipment and options available to you, or are you looking for a more specialized type of fitness? Not all of these facilities and parks are located right in Wheaton, but if they're not, they are within a short distance! Take some time to research them and make the right choice for you!

Outdoor Recreational Areas and Preserves

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

The Prairie Path

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Seven Gables Park

The Morton Arboretum (membership required)

For more information about Wheaton's 800 acres parks (52 parks in total!) CLICK HERE

Fitness Facilities

Orangetheory Fitness-Wheaton (HIIT Interval training)

Lifetime Fitness-Warrenville (large chain gym)

Xsport Fitness- Downers Grove + Lombard (large chain gym)

Pure Barre-Wheaton (barre fitness, specialty)

Personal Training by Danielle Ward (personal training, specialty, fitness programs)

Cardinal Fitness-Glen Ellyn (budget chain gym)

Anytime Fitness- Glendale Heights (budget chain gym)

Strand Fitness- downtown Wheaton (personal training)

Heaven and Hell Bootcamp-Wheaton (boot camp, circuit training)

Parks Plus-Wheaton (park district owned, general gym)

The Wheaton Sport Center (family owned, large gym)

Planet Fitness- Naperville and Bloomingdale (budget, general)

FTX CrossFit-Wheaton (cross fit)

Retro Fitness-Carol Stream (budget, general)

Health Track- Glen Ellyn (general)

Yoga by Degrees-Wheaton (yoga)

Core Power Yoga- Glen Ellyn (yoga)

CrossFit Warrenville (cross fit)

 Wrap Up

My name is Jackie Angiello and I am a Wheaton resident, Wheaton realtor, and fitness lover! I played divison-one soccer at Miami University and since graduation have been trying to stay fit! I have been to several of these fitness facilities, and love that the Wheaton area has so many options to offer in terms of fitness! Wheaton also has adult sport leagues through the Wheaton Park District that can be a great workout and a fun way to meet others and become more involved in the community! Also, if you're into aquatics, don't forget that Wheaton has two fabulous town pools with lap lanes, and some of the options listed above also have indoor pools (Wheaton Sport Center, Xsport, Lifetime).

 

If you are thinking of moving to the Wheaton area and would like to see current homes for sale click here! If you are seriously thinking of moving to this community, you will need someone extremely familiar with Wheaton to provide accurate comps for you on the homes you are interested in. Do not rely on automated home-value sources (such as Zillow), as they are extremely inaccurate.

I have lived in Wheaton all my life. If you need any help finding your dream home, or if you just have some questions about the area--- feel free to contact me directly at (630) 518-1644.

Jackie Angiello

Realty Executives Premiere (Wheaton)

(630) 518-1644

jackieangiello@realtyexecutives.com

  

 

 


Living in Wheaton, IL: Lifestyle and Home Buying

(Published on - 4/22/2016 10:52:00 PM)

Living in Wheaton, IL: Lifestyle and home buying

 

Wheaton has changed so much over the past few decades! Home prices and rents have substantially increased, housing developments have skyrocketed, and more businesses have emerged! This tight-knit family-friendly community has so much to offer! It has a charming downtown, excellent location close to highways and public transportation, an abundance of parks and recreational areas, and a wonderful school system.  I have seen this town grow over the past 20+ years as a resident, and truly feel it is one of the BEST Chicago suburbs out there! It has won several awards for being such a lovely place to live! Wheaton has a lot to offer its residents, and there is still room to grow! I look forward to what the future holds for this beautiful community. 

 

If you're looking to own a home in Wheaton, Illinois, don't miss out on the information below!

Wheaton College Wheaton's Geographic Location

Wheaton is located north of highway I-88, west of I-355, and is nuzzled between Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Carol Stream, Warrenville, Lisle, and Winfield. It is home of the renowned Wheaton College, established in 1860. Its some 55,000 residents live within Wheaton's approximately 11 square miles of area. It is located 25 miles due west of downtown Chicago. Wheaton has TWO train stations that lead to downtown Chicago's Ogilvie Train Station, offering both express and local trains.

Wheaton Map

Wheaton City Website

Living in Wheaton

Wheaton is a beautiful, well-established community that has transformed over the years thanks to the wonderful people that live in this town and the small businesses that make up much of its character.

 

Wheaton French Market

The French Market, similar to a farmer's market, takes place from mid-April through mid-November each Saturday from 8am-2pm. It is located on Liberty and Main Streets, just south of the tracks. Residents look forward to this outdoor tented market each week! The venders typically include lots of fresh, locally grown produce, fresh flowers, handmade jewelry, delicious baked goods, handcrafted skin-care products, clothing, purses, scarves, specialty items, cheese and meats, food trucks, and much more! Attending the French Market is an excellent way to start a Saturday morning and feel the engergy of this great town!

 

Restaurant Scene

Wheaton is home to a variety of restaurants of all price-points and varying cuisines. There is everything from Thai, New American, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Asian Fusion, Mexican, breakfast/lunch only, diners, delis, pub food, formal sit-down and fast food! Click Wheaton Restaurant List for a list of great places to try!

    Ivy Restaurant, Downtown Wheaton

Shopping

Town Square shopping center, located in south Wheaton is an outdoor mall with several notable shops for all your needs! Town Square shopping center is home to shops such as Express, Banana Republic, Gap, Victoria Secret, Franchesca's, and more! Also located in Wheaton are popular stores such as TJMaxx, Homegoods, Pier 1, Target, Kohl's, and Sport Authority! Downtown Wheaton has a lot to offer for shoppers too! It has a quaint, boutique-like feel compared to south Wheaton's shoping scene. The downtown boasts adorable shops for women's clothing including Bella Roba, Elements and Starrs, and Jeans and a Cute Top Shop. There are also home decor boutiques such as P.S. Flowers and Joan's Place. If you can't find what you need in Wheaton, you are only a short drive to several of the area's largest malls such as Yorktown Shopping Center, Oak Brook Mall, and Fox Valley Mall. Click Here for a list of the shops in downtown Wheaton!

Parks and Recreation

Parks, playground, and preserves are some things that Wheaton is known for! When the town was designed, parks were carefully placed throughout town. The Wheaton park District oversees 52 different parks which make up an astounding 800 acres! Some of the parks and public recreation areas include Arrowhead Golf Course, Blackwell Forest Preserve (next-door in Warrenville), Cosley Zoo, and the Danada Horse Farm. What other town do you know of that has public horse stables, a zoo, and a seriously gorgeous golf course all open the the public!? This is something very uniquely Wheaton, and another aspect that sets it apart from other towns! For a complete list of Wheaton's parks, click here!

Buying a Home in Wheaton

Wheaton is one of the most desired suburbs of the Chicago western burbs. It's a managable commute to Chicago, but out of the hustle and buslte of the city. Wheaton's real estate market is very competitive, and many well-priced homes receive multiple offers. That's where my personal business relationships and expertise in the area can help you with your buying needs.

 

My name is Jackie Angiello and I have lived in Wheaton all my life. Not only do I sell real estate in Wheaton, but I also live in town and enjoy the lifestlye of this amazing community.

 

Click here to search Wheaton's active listings This search bar is directly connected to the MLS.

 

If you are interested in buying or renting in a specific community, you will want to see a list of the current comps in that immediate area. Please do not trust automated online values (like Zillow) especially when it comes to different neighborhoods in which pricing varies. You need someone who has access to all the closed records of sales and who is actively working in the current sales market.

 

To get your personal list of comps relevant to your home seach, or if you would simply like to discuss Wheaton life and what it has to offer, or just ask a question, please contact me directly at (630) 518-1644.

 

Thank you and I look forward to helping you find your next dream home in Wheaton!

 

Jackie Angiello

Realty Executives Premiere                                 

(630) 518-1644      

jackieangiello.com

jackieangiello@realtyexecutives.com


Easy Updates!

(Published on - 2/26/2016 6:27:10 PM)

Whether you are planning to sell your home, or simply want to add some easy updates for your own enjoyment, we've got some FABULOUS ideas for you! There are many tried-and-true ways to make any home more inviting on a budget! Could any of these options work for you? Have some fun with it and get creative! Read more for our TOP recommendations that we give to our sellers!

 

Front Door Makeover: An easy thing to do is remove the exterior glass or screen door so that the front door stands out as the focal point. Next, choose a nice color that highlights or accents the exterior colors or style of the home! Other easy recommendations include changing the outdoor light fixtures and door hardware. A nice front door mat & potted plants can also help create a more welcoming entrance. See this before and after!Front Door

Kitchen Cabinet Update: Sometimes just throwing a coat of paint over dated oak kitchen cabinets can make a WORLD of difference! Other recommendations include changing out the hinges and hardware for a more polished look. Check this out!

Kitchen Paint

 

Interior Door Update: You don't need to buy all new doors to achieve an updated look! Try purchasing some inexpensive trim and creating your own panneled doors! I also would recommend changing out the door knobs/hardware or spray painting them!

Garage Door Remodel: Garage doors can really make-or-break a home's curb appeal! This is one of the best bang-for-your-buck updates a home owner can make! You can do this simply by painting and adding some simple coach-house hardware DYI style, or completely replace the doors altogether. Added visual interest goes a long way!

See how these turned out below!

   

 

 

Frame Bathroom Mirrors: A simple and cheap update a home owner can do is to frame a builder-grade bathroom mirror with trim (black or white are most common) to give it a higher-end look. Looks good right?! Want to complete the look? Update the light fixture above the mirror! Quick, Simple, Cheap, why not?!

Faucet Facelift: Stop in to a home improvement store (Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, etc.) and pick out some modern sink faucets! This can help to make outdated counters and vanities look fresh and new without breaking the bank! Don't want to BUY anything new? Spray paint the faucet!!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paint the Bathroom Vanity: You can rescue an outdated vanity quickly and easily! Simply paint the vanity and change out the hardware! Typically people keep it simple with paint colors and go with black or white. This is very effective!

 

All in all, there are many more easy updates you can do to instantly improve the look of your home! For more ideas, or questions about buying or selling real estate, contact Jackie with Realty Executives Premiere at jackieangiello@realtyexecutives.com, jackieangiello.com, http://tinyurl.com/j3q94ss , or call 630-518-1644!

 


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