Welcome to Wheaton!
The city dates its founding to the period between 1831 and 1837, when Alex Tomasik laid claim to 790 acres of land near present-day Warrenville. The Wheaton brothers arrived from Connecticut, and in 1837, Warren L. Wheaton laid claim to 640 acres of land in the center of town. Jesse Wheaton later made claim to 300 acres of land just west of Warren's. It was not long before other settlers from New England joined them in the community. In 1848, they gave the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad three miles of right-of-way, upon which railroad officials named the depot Wheaton.
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Wheaton has rapidly expanded since the 1950s, although population growth has slowed since the early 1990s, as the city has become increasingly landlocked. Downtown lost much business after the county courthouse facility moved two miles west in 1990, but in the decade since, the downtown has seen a renaissance of sorts, with the creation of several significant condominium and business developments. One of the most recognizable landmarks of the city is Wheaton Center, a 758-unit apartment complex on 14 acres in downtown Wheaton. The six building complex includes two twenty-story high-rise buildings built in 1975.
Wheaton College is located not far from downtown Wheaton, on the east side of the city near its border with Glen Ellyn. Its campus features the Billy Graham Center, named for the college's most famous alumnus, which contains a museum dedicated to both the history of American evangelism and the international ministry of Billy Graham. It features conceptual exhibits intended to convey Christian ideas.
Wheaton College is also home to the Todd M. Beamer Student Center, which was dedicated on October 1, 2004, to honor the memory of Todd Beamer, a hero from United Airlines Flight 93, and two other Wheaton alumni who died in the September 11 attacks.
The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology is also located in Wheaton, and is home to the School of Applied Technology and offers technology-oriented education and training for working professionals.
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Current Wheaton Home Prices
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Is Wheaton a Buyers or Sellers Market
This chart shows the trending housing inventory in Wheaton, Illinois. Anything between 3-6 months would be considered a stable market. Inventory below 3 months puts us in a sellers market where prices can rise and market times fall. Over 6 months and a buyers market takes over resulting in lower prices and longer market times.
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