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  • Wheeling has a Livability Score of 74/100, which is considered excellent
  • Wheeling crime rates are 42% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Wheeling is 10% higher than the Illinois average
  • Wheeling real estate prices are 1% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Wheeling are 23% higher than the Illinois average

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      The Little Village That Can't

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      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 for you.
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      Wheeling, Illinois: A Great Family City

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      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 runs 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.
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      Source: The Wheeling, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).