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Old 02-04-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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We're looking into moving to Wheaton and we really like the whole town, but are finding that the South area seems more desirable for us because of work. I am wondering if anyone can give me some more info on the are South vs. North. Is one considered more desirable? We're specifically looking into Briarcliffe. We have 3 small children so we're also looking for a nice family area. Is there still a good community feel over in that area? We are currently in Oak Park and the neighbors and kids all get together a lot which is nice and I would like to find somewhere similar, but in a safer neighborhood and away from the pollution of 290.
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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South wheaton is generally considered more desirable as it's in closer proximity to I-88 and the other major roads, has the shopping center, newer and more expensive homes etc,..North wheaton is primarily older homes, a bit of a drive to the highways, no close grocery stores/amenities, but will put you closer to the train stations. Though really anywhere in wheaton is a fine, family friendly area.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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I prefer South Wheaton to North Wheaton. There will be those that will bandy about that North Wheaton HS is a point or so higher on test scores but so what. They are both good schools. I like that south wheaton has so many shopping areas and restaurants and that it is easy to get to the highway and also to Naperville. Truthfully I am not a big fan of briarcliffe...nothing wrong with it I just think the home designs are kind of l970 -80 ish. I prefer Danada North, stonehedge, farnham or the streams. Other areas to look at are the one around Kelly Park or slightly west of there but still south of Roosevelt. The parks in Wheaton are very beautiful and there are good programs at the park district.
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