Wheeling is a thriving community characterized by its local parks, award-winning schools, and diversity. One of the village’s top attractions is Restaurant Row, which boasts upscale restaurants and some of the best eateries in the north suburbs along Milwaukee Avenue.
Throughout the year, community events bring neighbors together. The Lights Around Wheeling marks the start of the holiday season at Friendship Park, while the summertime Anniversary Parade celebrates Wheeling’s 100-plus year history with a parade and concert in the park.
Existing and newly-constructed single-family homes, and condominiums and townhome developments make up the village, which is approximately 23 miles from downtown Chicago. Wheeling has easy access to Chicago and other surrounding suburbs via I-294, Illinois 53, U.S. 45, and Illinois 83. There is also commuter rail service to downtown Chicago, with Metra’s North Central Service line providing transportation to Union Station.
Professional and recreational pilots take to Chicago Executive Airport, the third busiest airport in Illinois which is jointly owned by the City of Prospect Heights and the Village of Wheeling. The airport offers to take children between the ages of 8 and 17 on their first plane ride for free.