Livability Score

69
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Arctic Spoon
Coffee Shop
Stella's Place
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Aragvi Georgian Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Junction
Coffee Shop
Corner Bakery
Coffee Shop
Wintergarden Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Chipy Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas
Cinema
Buffalo Grove Theatres
Cinema
Brunswick Bowling
Bowling Alley
River Trail Nature Center
Museum
AMC Randhurst 12
Cinema
Marriott Theatre
Theatre Arts
Regal Lincolnshire & IMAX
Cinema
Arlington Lanes
Bowling Alley
Food and Drink (16) F
Domino's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Superdawg Drive In
Fast Food
Old Munich Tavern
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Liquor Island
Alcohol
Allegro Deli
Deli
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Josh's Hot Dogs
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Potbelly
Fast Food
Crumbl Cookies
Sweets
Binny's Beverage Depot
Alcohol
Chipotle
Fast Food
Marco's Pizza
Fast Food
Original Bagel & Bialy
Deli
Fitness (1) F
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Fitness 19
Gym
Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center
Community Centre
CorePower Yoga
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Sky Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Northbrook Leisure Center
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Pilates*Spin
Gym
Buffalo Grove Fitness Center
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Carnicerias Jimenez
Grocery Store
Fresh Farms
Grocery Store
Garden Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Woodman's Markets
Grocery Store
Tony's Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Mariano's Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Deerfield Bakery
Bakery
Oak Mill Bakery
Bakery
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Harvest Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
H Mart
Grocery Store
Parks (23) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Heritage Park
Park
Heritage Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Northside Park
Park
Chamber Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Last Four Acres Park
Park
Muir Park
Park
Husky Park
Park
Horizon Park
Park
Children's Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sandpebble Drive Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Childery Park;Childerly Park
Park
School Street Playground
Playground
School Street Park
Park
Country Garden Park
Park
Somerset Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (5) F
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Citgo
Convenience Store
Marathon
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Eye Q Optique
Optician
Glamour Salon & Spa
Beauty
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Target
Department Store
Hair Cuttery
Hairdresser
Mobil Mart
Convenience Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Woodman's
Convenience Store
Furniture Show
Furniture
Flower 21
Florist
BP Shop
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
Vik Nail Salon
Beauty
AT&T
Electronics
Rebel
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.9% take public transportation in Wheeling.
Public Transit Stops (19)
Stops & Stations
A+
Wheeling
Transit Station
Dundee & Wolf EB
Bus Stop
Dundee & Wolf WB
Bus Stop
Hintz & Elmhurst EB
Bus Stop
Hintz & Elmhurst WB
Bus Stop
Wheeling & Gilman
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Dundee SB
Bus Stop
Wheeling & Gilman
Bus Stop
Dundee & Elmhurst
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Dundee NB
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Astor
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Strong
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Shadow Bend
Bus Stop
Wheeling & Holbrook
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Hintz
Bus Stop
Dundee & Schoenbeck
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Wolf
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Wolf
Bus Stop
Dundee & Cambridge
Bus Stop
Wolf & Piper
Bus Stop
Hintz & Mark
Bus Stop
Milwaukee & Lake Cook
Bus Stop
Dundee & Buffalo Grove
Bus Stop
Buffalo Grove & Dundee
Bus Stop
Buffalo Grove & Tahoe Circle
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.9%
F
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cost of living C-

The cost of living in Wheeling is 108/100 - which is 12% higher than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime A

Wheeling crime rates are 1,127 per 100k, which is 43% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
961 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
167 crimes per 100k
A
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employment A+

The median income in Wheeling is $71,966 - which is 22% higher than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$71,966
B-
Unemployment Rate
2.5%
A
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (4)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Kedvon Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Wheeling Fire Department
Fire Station
Prospect Heights Fire Department Station #24
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Prospect Heights Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Prospect Heights Fire Department
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Fire Station Number 10
Fire Station
Arlington Heights Fire Station 4
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Nursing Home
Unknown Name
Nursing Home
Northbrook Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Mount Prospect Fire Station 14
Fire Station
Arlington Heights Fire Station 2
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Wheeling home prices are $202,000 - which is 16% higher than Illinois
Home Price
$202,000
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
13%
A-
Home Affordability
2.8x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools F

The Wheeling graduation rate is 82% - which is 3% lower than Illinois
School Test Scores
23%
F
High School Grad. Rates
82%
C-
Elementary Schools (9) C-
Mark Twain Elem School
Oliver W Holmes Middle School
Poko Loko Child Care Center
Walt Whitman Elem School
Jack London Middle School
Eugene Field Elem School
Kindercare Learning Center
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
Booth Tarkington Elem School
St Alphonsus Liguori School
Anne Sullivan Elem School
Betsy Ross Elem School
Macarthur Middle School
Wood Oaks Jr High School
Buffalo Grove Montessori School
Care For Kids
Joyce Kilmer Elem School
Earl Pritchett School
J W Riley Elem School
James Whitcomb Riley School
Robert Frost Elem School
Centerview Therapeutic School
Northbrook Montessori School
Dwight D Eisenhower Elem School
Torah Academy
High Schools (1) F
Wheeling High School
Centerview Therapeutic School
Deaf/Hard Of Hearing (Dist 214)
John Hersey High School
Chicago Futabakai Japanese School
Keshet Day Schools
Buffalo Grove High School
St Viator High School
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Prospect High School
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ratings D+

Wheeling has an overall rating of 58% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
D-
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
B+
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The Little Village That Can't 1 rating By Anonymous ( Oct 20, 2020) Wheeling was once a mob town filled with seedy bars and strip joints. In the modern era, if you like blaring Hispanic music every single day of the summer, rats, an overly aggressive police force, poor schools and and all around shoddy and dirty town, Wheeling could be the place ...Read More for you. Read Less
Wheeling, Illinois: A Great Family City 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I've been living in Wheeling for a few years now and so far, it's been a really enjoyable city to live in. I like to go running at night, and I've found that one of the best areas in Wheeling for enjoying the outdoors is Potawatomi Woods, which is right up against a river that ru ...Read More ns through the city.

There's a good selection of restaurants to choose from, including some great pizza places and a good seafood restaurant too. There's plenty of places where you can grab a fresh cup of coffee as well. Owning a home is slightly more expensive in Wheeling than the state average, but when you factor in the crime rate is much lower, it's certainly worth it.

There isn't much in the way of public transportation, so having your own car will help a lot. The city does have a good amount of grocery stores and shopping options though, so you won't have to drive too far at least. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Wheeling? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Heritage Park
Heritage Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas
Buffalo Grove Theatres
Brunswick Bowling
River Trail Nature Center
AMC Randhurst 12
Marriott Theatre
Regal Lincolnshire & IMAX
Arlington Lanes

Food & Drink

Domino's
Subway
Jimmy John's
Panda Express
Superdawg Drive In
Old Munich Tavern
Subway
Dunkin'

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Wheeling? Of all people who commute, 2.9% take public transportation in Wheeling.
Drive to Work
75%

2% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C- Health & Safety

Is Wheeling a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Kedvon Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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