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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'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.
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!
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
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!
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