Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
42 Minutes to Chicago Loop
40 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
43 Minutes to Midway Airport
Wheaton was incorporated in 1890, founded in 1838 by the Wheaton brothers who came from New England in search of good farmland. In 1867 DuPage County seat was moved to Wheaton. The prairie homes of the Wheaton brothers still stand today.
Rail service to the Loop is available via Metra’s Chicago and Northwestern train line, with two local train stops. Adjacent to East-West Interstate 88 and North-South Interstate 355, Wheaton provides easy access to any location in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Elementary School Districts 41 and 89 comprise several elementary schools. Students either go on to Glenbard South High School or Glenbard West High School. Community Unit School District 200 serves both elementary and high school students who go to either Wheaton North or Wheaton-Warrenville South High Schools. There are also several private schools and a Catholic high school.
The Wheaton Park District operates recreational facilities in 50 parks on more than 800 acres including the Rice Pool & Water Park and a community center. There are many recreational programs and a variety of tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas and baseball diamonds.
There are many fine shopping areas in close proximity to Wheaton such as Yorktown, Fox Valley and Stratford Square shopping centers. In addition, there is Town Square in downtown Wheaton.
Central DuPage Hospital is one town away in Winfield.
Places of Worship
Wheaton is home to many denominations. Others are located nearby.