Wheaton’s Urban District is alive with a varied selection of shops, restaurants and nightlife – it’s a mix as unique as the town’s residents. Whether you need convenient access to a big box store like Target or Costco, or you want great local ethnic food right outside your door – The George is in the heart of it all. Because of its eclectic mix of cultures, you’re never more than a short walk from discovering something exciting.
Try one of the many authentic bodegas for groceries and goods, stop into a local coffee and tea shop, or check out one of the upscale consignment shops. And don’t miss Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, a 50-year, family-run neighborhood landmark. You never know what local musician you might run into.
No matter your taste, there’s always something new to discover in Wheaton. And with the area’s redevelopment in full swing, new spots are opening every day. Big things are happening.
When it comes to food, one of Wheaton’s best attributes is the diversity. You’ll find plenty of restaurants with the ethnic flare you crave. Looking for great Thai? There are several local Thai spots with authentic food, cozy atmosphere and great service. If a pint and a burger are more your speed, check out one of the Irish pubs right around the corner. And if you’re in the mood for Latin food, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find several award-winning Latin restaurants.
If you’re looking for common favorites, there are more than a few stand-bys including Elevation Burger, Panera and Pollo Campero. Want a great place to catch the game? Head to Buffalo Wings and Beer.
With so many fantastic options, you may not know where to start. That’s why you’ll love your very own Resident Services Coordinator at The George – available to provide great recommendations for dining and evening entertainment in the neighborhood.
One of the biggest summer attractions is the Milk Lady Farmers Market, which takes place across the street in the Wheaton Triangle every Saturday from May through September. Not only is this a great place to find local, farm raised foods, but it also has live entertainment! From apples to zucchini, the Market has beautiful produce, meat, dairy and treats to satisfy any appetite.
If you’re looking to really connect with Mother Earth, Wheaton Regional Park is 536 acres of nature, activities and trails. The park features a train, horseback riding, a lake, a dog park, tennis courts and sports pavilions. But wait, there’s more! Wheaton Regional Park is also home to Brookside Gardens, an award-winning display garden featuring countless varieties of plants and flowers.
Just .5 miles away from The George, Wheaton Regional Park has 11 miles of trails, perfect for walking, running, hiking and biking – a great way to get up and get out!
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