Welcome to Wheaton
The City of Wheaton is a distinctive community located 25 miles west of Chicago. Residents and visitors are drawn to the blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm that makes Wheaton an excellent place to live, work and play.
Wheaton has a vibrant downtown with an array of shopping, dining, festivals, and a bustling French Market. If green space is what you’re looking for, Wheaton has an abundance of parks, golf clubs, and easy access to the Illinois Prairie Path. The Wheaton Park District offers a variety of activities that enrich the quality of community life, from athletics and arts to camps and seasonal events. Both Rice Lake Pool and Northside Pool offer summer-long fun and a welcome relief from the heat.
Wheaton is home to the treasure that is Cantigny Park... 30 acres of formal gardens, a museum honoring the U.S. Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division, and the 27-hole Cantigny golf course, regarded as one of the finest public facilities in the Midwest. Beautiful Arrowhead Golf Club is another, highly-recognized public course operated by the Wheaton Park District. Danada Forest Preserve and Equestrian Center, Blackwell Forest Preserve, and Herrick Lake Forest Preserve are three Wheaton jewels in the Dupage County Forest Preserve system.
Wheaton’s schools consistently rank among the highest in the state, offering students a quality education and wealth of opportunities. Private alternatives include St. Francis High School, Wheaton Christian Grammar School, and nearby Wheaton Academy in Winfield.
Wheaton has two local Metra train stations and also offers easy access to multiple interstates, making for convenient travel to airports, downtown Chicago, and beyond. From its top-ranked schools and picturesque downtown to its historic neighborhoods and dynamic community vibe, Wheaton is a great place to call home!