In its list of America's best small cities, CNN ranks Wheaton at No. 80.
Because of its easy commute to Chicago, the Wheaton College community and DuPage County offices, Wheaton is "more than just a bedroom community," according to CNN. CNN Money ranked Wheaton No. 80 in its Top 100 list of "Best Places to Live" in 2012. See Wheaton stats and ranking on the CNN Money website. Other Illinois cities to make the Top 100 included Bolingbrook, No. 61 and Naperville, No. 53.