100 Best Places
Money Magazine - Best Places to Live 2012
78. Wheaton, IL
Top 100 rank: 78
Many residents of Wheaton commute to Chicago, but with Wheaton College and the DuPage County offices located right in town, it's more than just a bedroom community. After the workday ends, residents gather for events like a municipal band concert or the Downtown Wheaton Association's Classic Car Night. For those who do make the trip to the city, express trains are available to take commuters to and from Chicago in about an hour. --E.R.