Wheaton, IL


For college students, Wheaton is ideal. This city is home to Wheaton College, and colleges and universities surround the city -- College of DuPage, Midwestern University, Benedictine University, and North Central College are all minutes away. For commuters, Wheaton is just 26 miles west of Downtown Chicago, and the Metra provides a car-free commuting solution. Wheaton is a terrific suburban city with several landmarks. The Grand Theater, build in 1925, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Town Square Shopping Center provides an outdoor venue filled with shops and restaurants, and the Cosley Zoo is a great (and free for Wheaton Park District residents) place to spend time, especially with kids. Dating back to 1891, the DuPage County Historical Museum provides a gallery, a library room, and an auditorium.

1 Neighborhoods in Wheaton, IL

  • Glen Ellyn to West Chicago Corridor

    Stretching from central DuPage County to the far western edges, the Glen Ellyn/West Chicago area sits roughly 30 miles directly west from downtown Chicago. Covering a large swath of land from Interstate 355 to DuPage County Airport, this area includes the neighborhoods of Wheaton, Winfield, Carol Stream and Glendale Heights. These affluent Chicago suburbs maintain low crime rates and great schools.