Welcome to Wheeling
Tranquility meets luxury in this cozy community.
Wheeling originally served as an overnight stop for travelers from Chicago who were headed to Wisconsin via the overland trail, now known as Milwaukee Avenue. The string of inns, taverns, and eateries established in the 1830s was the start of what is now Wheeling's renowned Restaurant Row.
Farmers took advantage of the area's fertile soil and growing overland transportation network. Later, in step with the growth of Metro Chicago, Wheeling emerged as a center for industry and commerce, which was followed by the development of residential neighborhoods and population growth.
Wheeling presents a wide array of housing options, including world-class luxury condominiums and single-family homes nestled along tranquil, tree-lined streets. Families and professionals alike flock to Wheeling for its easy access to and from Chicago via the rail line, convenient access to markets and luxury shopping, and award-winning public schools.
What to Love
- Friendly, community-oriented vibe
- An array of fun, year-round community events
- A mix of cozy neighborhood hangouts and fine dining
Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is distinguished by its unique blend of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods. Wheeling is known for its strong sense of community and heart, and residents here enjoy a family-oriented, fun, and friendly atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
A mix of cozy local gems and upscale fine dining options abound in Wheeling. Head to City Works for modern American classics, and choose from over 90 craft beers on draft. Seeking a relaxed ambiance? Look no further than Prairie House Tavern, which boasts a cozy bar with an airy patio and a menu of all-American favorites. Enjoy Italian cuisine in a casual and rustic setting at Saranello's, which features handcrafted pizzas, pasta, and prime steaks. Buca di Beppo is the perfect gathering spot for a fun evening filled with family-style Italian fare in an eclectic setting.
Things to Do
Wheeling has a fun, community-oriented atmosphere with a lot of heart, which paves the way for many year-round local events. For instance, Fallapalooza plays host to live music and family-friendly fun activities. Or spend a crisp fall afternoon filled with German and domestic beer, bratwurst, and live entertainment at the annual Oktoberfest. Join friends, family, and neighbors at the Thanksgiving Community Feast for a traditional Thanksgiving-style meal, musical entertainment, and arts and crafts. Try your luck during Pizza & Bingo Night, where neighbors gather to play a fun game for prizes.
There’s ample opportunity for indoor and outdoor recreation at the Wheeling Park District. It boasts a fitness center, pool, pristine golf courses, an award-winning outdoor waterpark, and more. Experience 70,000 acres of wild and wonderful at the Cook County Forest Preserve. Spend a day or night discovering the plants, animals, and natural communities of the region.
Wheeling is served by the Community Consolidated School District 21. Top educational opportunities include:
- Booth Tarkington Elementary School, PK-5
- Mark Twain Elementary School, PK-5
- Wheeling High School, 9-12
- Jack London Middle School, 6-8