Review of Wheeling, Illinois


A great suburb to raise a family
Star Rating - 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 affordable living arrangements. The Park District is completely new with lots of beautiful recreational area to enjoy such as turf soccer and softball/baseball fields. And for those that just want to relax, there are many concerts and outdoor movies. Right next to the park district is the metra train station making the trip to Chicago very convenient. A huge forrest preserve with a bike trail that goes all the way up to Wisconsin produces great air quality. The Paulwaukee airport is a small, unique addition to Wheeling which brings in many business visitors and hosts some exciting events like 5ks and concerts. You can find any stores, entertainment, and restaurants you want in Wheeling and the surrounding towns. Woodfield Mall only 20 minutes away and K1 Speed GoKarting is in the next door town of Buffalo Grove. Wheeling is a VERY diverse community in which you will find more ethnicities than you knew existed. Just to name a few: Polish, Ukrainian, Mexican, Albanian, Bosnian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian... The list is endless. Yes, crime is present... as it is in every town. Wheeling is full of safe, suburban, family neighborhoods. There are a couple rough areas but the Wheeling Police Department is phenomenal at keeping the whole community safe. Just a couple notable people from Wheeling are Haley Reinhart (singer) and Jorge Torres (olympian).
Marta | Wheeling, IL
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