Though historical records are scarce when it comes to the story of the indigenous peoples who settled in these parts prior to European contact, the fact is, Native Americans such as the Potawatomi, Miami, and Illinois had inhabited the area of modern-day Wheaton, Illinois, for centuries before the arrival of French explorers like Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet in 1674. The first prominent settlers considered founders of Wheaton include two brothers, Warren and Jesse Wheaton, along with the Gary family, originally from Pomfret, Connecticut. These pioneers are credited for being the primary individuals behind the existence of modern-day Wheaton through their generous land donations, monetary investment, and time spent. In 1839, Jesse Wheaton married Orinda Gary, the daughter of William Gary, which was the same year DuPage County was established. In 1848, the Wheaton brothers and Erastus Gary donated the three miles of right-of-way needed for the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad to build a railroad through the developing village. Wheaton was incorporated as a village in 1859 and only comprised around 12 square blocks, which is the business district of modern-day Wheaton. Over the decades, Wheaton slowly grew into a bustling Chicago suburb and a residential, commuter community as people moved to the area and began building stylish homes including Italianate, Farmhouse, New England Federal, Victorian, and Colonial, as well as homes featuring a combination of them all.
Potential home buyers are attracted to the Wheaton area for many reasons, with one of the biggest enticement being the number of resort-style golfing clubs in the general area, four of which are in Wheaton: Arrowhead Golf Club located at 26W151 Butterfield Road, Cantigny Golf located at 27W270 Mack Road, Chicago Golf Club located at 25W253 Warrenville Road, and Cantigny Youth Links located at 27W071 Mack Road. Another alluring aspect of owning property in Wheaton, Illinois, is living only 58 minutes away from Chicago, one of America’s most famous cities. From great shopping centers, professional athletic leagues, nationally renowned ethnic restaurants, as well as a long list of other amenities, Chicago offers something for everyone. Nevertheless, it’s important not to overlook the many natural spaces found throughout. Wheaton is a part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which encompasses 25,000 acres with 31 natural and man-made lakes, 1,450 picnic tables, 145 miles of trails that support activities ranging from cross-country skiing, horseback riding, off-road bicycling, hiking, fishing, camping, birdwatching, and picnicking. One of these natural spaces is Morton Arboretum located at 4100 Illinois 53 in Lisle, Illinois. It includes the Center for Tree Science and the educational outdoor museum with a herbarium and library.
Available real estate in Wheaton reflects the sort of residential architecture commonly found throughout the Midwest. The styles of single-family homes for sale in Oakbrook Terrace include Colonial, European, Ranch, Prairie, Traditional, Cottage, along with a number of other styles. Most commonly, homes in Wheaton range in size from two bedrooms, two bath, and 1,200 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 3,900 square feet. If you’re looking for something offering maintenance-free living, there is a limited selection of condos, apartments, and townhomes for sale in Wheaton ranging in size from two bedroom, two baths, and 1,800 square feet to seven bedrooms, nine baths, and 7,500 square feet. If you would like to know more about real estate in Wheaton, Illinois, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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