Wheeling is a true community. There is lots of greenery, lots of places to golf, friendly neighbors and residents agree that it's a safe place to live. Wheeling offers a lot of outdoor activities within its many parks, such as baseball, frisbee, soccer, playgrounds for kids and more. Sprinkle in local restaurants and you have Wheeling.
Heart of the Neighborhood
The Dunhurst Shopping Center offers plenty of shops for all the locals of and visitors to Wheeling. Whether you need to hit the currency exchange to prepare for an international trip, buy new paint for your remodeling project, stop for a bite at The Original Granny's, or get a few essentials at KD Market, the Dunhurst Shopping Center will have what you need.
What We Love Most
Wheeling residents don't need to drive the 15 miles or take an hour-long Metra ride to the O'Hare International Airport when they have their own. The Chicago Executive Airport is another option for business travelers instead of O'Hare International. More than 300 aircraf are based at the Chicago Executive Airport, many corporate owned. The airport is also an airfreight port.
Best Way to Get Around
The commute from Wheeling to Chicago is usually done by car via I-90, I-94 or I-294. For those who want to skip the drive, the Metra North Central Service also goes into downtown Chicago's Union Station. Wheeling is located about 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
Wheeling is a diverse community of nearly 40,000 people, located about 25 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop, west of the Tri-State Tollway, just past Prospect Heights, and just shy of Buffalo Grove.
The village contains a little of everything -- single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, manufacturing industries, corporate headquarters, shopping centers, restaurants of all types, public schools, abundant forest preserves, and the Chicago Executive Airport (formerly Palwaukee Municipal Airport), which is the third busiest in the state. In horse-and-buggy days, Wheeling was a favored overnight rest stop for folks traveling along Milwaukee Avenue between Illinois and Wisconsin. The taverns and inns that served these travelers gradually grew into “restaurant row,” which remains a source of pride for the locals today. Commuters enjoy easy access Interstate-294 and the convenience of a Metra station.