I have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for a few years now. It has quickly become my favorite place to live. I love its deep-rooted sense of community. This is a very family friendly town. Living here is like stepping back in time. On most nights you will find a spur of the moment baseball game between fathers & sons and mothers strolling their newborns without any hesitation around town. I feel completely safe here. On Friday nights, people bring there classic cars downtown. Everyone socializes while eating ice cream and listening to 50's music. It is so much fun. There are an abundance of churches and a big part of living in this town is Wheaton College.
I feel like I am living in a Norman Rockwell painting. The neighbors all know one another and watch out for each other. It's so lovely to be invited for dinners and barbecues. It's heartwarming to see children riding their bikes around the park without any fear. The kids play outside all day. There are many play parks and most kids live within walking distance to a school. The public school system here is exceptional. This is definitely a fantastic place to raise children.
There are many fun things to do here in this picturesque town. I never get bored. The restaurants are top notch. Adele's is simply amazing. I love to go to the County Fair in July and the Fourth of July Parade and Firework show is incredible. It is one of the best I have ever seen. One of my favorite places is the Cosley Zoo. The best part is that it is free. I really enjoy taking the family here and having a picnic. It is also very exciting to hop on a train and go to Chicago for a very enjoyable night of theatre. It only takes 35 minutes to get there.
This is a town that I will live in for many more years. Out of all the places I have lived, this one is definitely my favorite one.