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From a world-class botanical garden, a nationally renowned music center, and one of the region’s largest shopping centers; to specialty shops, award-winning restaurants, and outdoor events, Wheaton boasts activities and attractions that are as eclectic and diverse as its residents.

Welcome to Wheaton!

Just minutes from the nation’s capital, perfectly situated in the center of three major thoroughfares, and conveniently located on Metrorail’s red line, Wheaton is in the center of it all.

From a world-class botanical garden, a nationally renowned music center, and one of the region’s largest shopping centers, to specialty shops, award-winning restaurants, and outdoor events, Wheaton boasts activities and attractions that are as eclectic and diverse as its residents.

With redevelopment in progress and major growth on the horizon, Wheaton is the ideal location for businesses, residents and visitors alike.

Marian Fryer Town Plaza

Named after the long time Wheaton resident and community activist, the Marian Fryer Town Plaza is centrally located in downtown Wheaton directly above the Wheaton Metro station. The plaza is home to signature events like the Taste of Wheaton, TGIF Summer Series, and the Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival and the art installation "Meet Me at the Triangles".

A History of Wheaton

Wheaton is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County that started out as a crossroads in the 1700s. It became known as Mitchell’s Crossroads when Richard (Robert) T. Mitchell owned a tavern located at the northeast corner of Brookeville Turnpike (now Georgia Ave.) and Old Bladensburg Road (now University Blvd.) in the mid-1800s. The tavern was used as a residence by the 1930's and was destroyed by fire in 1940. Read more