City of Wheaton

Warm, friendly service is the hallmark of this up and coming retail, service and upscale residential district. Now, add to that small town charm, access to major highways, merited schools, highly acclaimed restaurants, golf, extensive network of parks and recreation, and a short commute to the hustle and bustle of Chicago's downtown Loop. Wheaton is a wonderful community, rich in traditional values. From charming starter homes to million dollar estates, Wheaton is a favored community for first time homebuyers, transferees and people choosing to move up in home value.

Wheaton Historical Society

Wheaton Facts

  • Population: 55,416
  • Location: Approximately 30 miles west of downtown Chicago
  • 45 minutes away from Chicago's Midway and O'Hare International Airports
  • Average Income: $77,695
  • Average Sale Price: $442,000
  • Median age: 33
  • Top rated schools and park district

Wheaton History

The prairie land which was to become Wheaton was settled in the 1830's by the Babcocks, Butterfields, Wilsons, Browns, Chadwicks, Wheatons, and Garys. It was primarily the efforts of Erastus Gary and the brothers Warren L. and Jesse C. Wheaton, two teachers and a carpenter, which led to the establishment of the community. Realizing the importance of the railroad for future growth, they offered three miles of free right-of-way to the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. When the first trains arrived in 1849, railroad officials hung the sign, "Wheaton Depot," thereby naming the new town. To encourage the construction of homes and business, the Wheaton brothers gave away lots free of charge, and by 1853 the population numbered over 600.

Nationally Recognized Wheaton Park District

The Wheaton Park District has one of the finest park districts in the state and has been recognized three times during the past 15 years by the National Park & Recreation Association with the National Gold Medal for Excellence. Recreational facilities operated by the district include 51 parks on more than 826 acres encompassing the Rice Lake Pool & Water Park, the Community Center, the Northside Family Aquatic Center, Arrowhead Golf club, Cosley Zoo, the Leisure Center, the Lincoln Marsh Natural area, the Zone Teen Center, Safety City, and a variety of softball/baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. For detailed information on the Park District, please visit their website at: www.wheatonparkdistrict.com

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