A Work of Art and Business
As one of Maryland’s 24 Arts & Entertainment Districts, creativity is a way of life in Wheaton. Quaint brick homes line the streets while bilingual residents look out for each other. Starting out as a crossroads just north of D.C. in the 1700s, Wheaton was named after Union General Frank Wheaton following the Civil War. Now it serves as the ideal place for both artists and businesses to make their home.
Home to the area’s most beautiful outdoor destination
Nationally renowned music center dating back to 1958
New town square, entertainment stage, and green spaces
Convenient access to the Wheaton Metro station
The perfect choice for artistically driven residents
From scenic hiking trails and outdoor destinations, to one-of-a-kind shops and ethnic restaurants, life in Wheaton is never boring. A new central town square serves as the heart of the community, with seating, lighting, and walking paths. And if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, try a stop at the deepest escalator in the western hemisphere.
The 2017 Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes Wheaton’s efforts in mixing artistic and cultural traditions. As one of the state’s 24 designated Arts & Entertainment Districts, artists working in the area can receive income and property tax credit.
Chuck Levin’s Music Center
A family-owned and operated music instrument and equipment store, Chuck Levin’s is one of the largest single-location musical instrument stores in the United States. The center has deep roots within the music community dating back to 1958, and now occupies four warehouses, two showroom buildings with four on-site repair shops, and a dedicated event space.
Wheaton Film Festival
The Wheaton Film Festival is an annual event that screens films from Mid-Atlantic filmmakers. Residents look forward to hearing from education panels, as well as opportunities for plenty of networking.
More Great Reasons
Affordable (20%+ less than Washington, D.C.) housing options available
Top-rated Montgomery County Public School system
Small business support and services from The Wheaton Urban District
Easy access to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, including three airports and the Metro system
A locally thriving community of artists and entrepreneurs
Wheaton is the "hidden gem" of Montgomery County. You might quickly conclude this small downtown is merely a place you pass through on your way to another destination. Spend a little time in Wheaton and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the eclectic shops and markets, variety of ethnic restaurants and the cultural diversity that makes everyone feel welcome.
Wheaton Hot Spots
With diverse revitalization in progress and major growth on the horizon, Wheaton definitely has it all.