Wheeling, Illinois 

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+3.3% since 2020

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9.1 / 4.5

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Best Places to Live in Wheeling, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Wheeling, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Wheeling
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -0.6% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Wheeling, IL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Harsh climate
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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Wheeling is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Wheeling jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Wheeling's cost of living is 0.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wheeling's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Wheeling, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. More Voting Stats

Wheeling's population is 38,958 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Wheeling is Real Estate: $248,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.0%.

Wheeling public schools spend $15,871 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Wheeling. More Education

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Housing Market in Wheeling

It's a good time to buy in Wheeling. Home Appreciation is up 7.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wheeling is $248,200.
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Reviews for Wheeling   2 Reviews
A great suburb to raise a family - 10/6/2016
Wheeling is a huge industrial area with a lot of job opportunities in a close community with great schools-which is why the real estate is pricy, yet still easy to find... Read More

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Living in Wheeling Illinois - 2/6/2013
I have lived in Wheeling for a year now. I didn't have the chance to check it out before I moved there.(long story). It is very diverse and if you are an American... Read More

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