Wheaton is enjoying a downtown renaissance, paced by several significant condominium and business development projects currently taking place. Already gracing the district is Wheaton Center, a 758-unit apartment complex comprised of six buildings highlighted by two 20-story high-rise towers.
A number of factors contributed to Wheaton making the 2018 Best Places list, including a strong economy and a population with a median income of nearly $120,000. High-quality health care options include Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics, and college students can attend Wheaton College and the Illinois Institute of Technology. The city is only 30 miles from all the big-city offerings of Chicago, but Wheaton residents enjoy the perks of a tight-knit community where people take care of each other.