Wheaton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, situated north of Washington, D.C. and northwest of Silver Spring. According to the 2010 Census, its population was 48,284.
As noted elsewhere, Montgomery County abounds with many city-like areas that are unincorporated communities. For example, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Olney have no official boundaries but, may have varying designations from the United States Census Bureau, the United States Geological Survey or the United States Postal Service. When doing real estate searches in Montgomery County, Maryland, it is always best to confirm area designations with information in the BrightMLS Multiple Listing Service.
In the 1950s the area was developed with Cape Cod, ranch houses, and split level homes purchased by white, largely middle class, families; a mix of blue collar and white collar workers. Now, more of this older housing stock is owned or rented by a diverse population. According to the Census, between 2000 and 2010, Wheaton is ethnically diverse with a large influx of young professional families into the area in search of affordable single family housing along the metro line. Wheaton is served by the Red Line of the Washington Metro system. Spanning 508 feet, the Wheaton Metro station has the longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere. .. Adapted from Wikipedia
Wheaton’s Attractions Include:
- Wheaton Regional Park, which includes a nature center; riding stables; dog park; a picnic area with carousel and miniature train; an athletic complex with indoor tennis, ice rink, in-line skating rink, and ball fields; and Brookside Gardens
- Westfield Wheaton, Shopping Mall
- Wheaton Regional Public Library and Community Recreation Center.
The $70.9 million project has 92,000 sq. ft and is located at the corner of Georgia and Arcola avenues. This is the first combined complex of its kind in Montgomery County, which includes a library, community recreation center, Friends of the Library used bookstore, park, underground parking garage and a redesigned roadway. For more Information online, use the following convenient URL: Ciment.com/WheatonLibrary
Visit Call: Tel 240-777-0678; 11701 Georgia Ave Open 7 Days/Week – Silver Spring, MD 20902
- Stay Tuned as Major County Redevelopment is Underway in “Downtown Wheaton”.
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