Located in Illinois, United States, the city of Wheaton is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Wheaton is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. There are about 30 public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, including Arboretum Woods Park and Northside Park, which makes it easy to access them from most locations within this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Most areas in this city are reasonably quiet, as the streets are usually peaceful.
In Wheaton, around two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The average year of construction for houses in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is 1973. This city also has quite a good variety of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly three quarters of the population of this city own their home while the rest are renters.
In Wheaton, locals will commonly be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. Home buyers can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. In terms of eating, a portion of property owners in Wheaton may be able to access one of approximately 20 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. A small selection of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
The favored way to get around in Wheaton is usually a car. It is very convenient to find a place to park. In contrast, commuting by public transit is challenging in Wheaton. Thankfully, home owners profit from the Wheaton Station and College Ave Station on the Union Pacific West Line. The city is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most houses. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is not particularly suitable for walking since few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a car.