Wheaton is an unincorporated community of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States of America, located close of Washington D.C. and Silver Spring. Wheaton is named in honor of Frank Wheaton, a fighter of the American Civil War. The borders of Wheaton are not very well defined, but the community counts about 50,000 residents, according to estimations. Wheaton was developed since 1826, near the intersection of three important roads - Brookeville Pike, Veirs Mill Road and Old Bladensburg Road. This was a business district known in the beginning as Mitchell's Crossroads, nicknamed after Mitchell's Tavern, located near the intersection. If you want to visit this interesting and uncommon locality of Maryland, you should also see its most attractive points of interest.
Top Attractions within Wheaton
Westfield Wheaton is a shopping mall located downtown Wheaton. If you are a fashion victim, this is the best place to shop while in Wheaton. It was opened on February 5, 1960 and had a great success since the beginning, as it was the first regional mall in the area of Washington D.C. Until 1968 it was also the largest in the county. In present, this Wheaton mall has 195 stores, located on two floors, 4 anchor tenants, plenty of restaurants and a food court.
Brookside Gardens are the beautiful public gardens that you can admire in Wheaton, at 1800 Glenallan Avenue. This Wheaton attraction is open daily to public and with no charge The most important area of the gardens include Azalea Garden, Children's Fairy Folk Garden, Maple Terrace and Aquatic Garden.
Nava Thai Noodle and Grill is a fairly new restaurant of Wheaton that had great success from the start. The Srigatesook family opened this family business after more than 20 years of experience in the Thai cuisine. The food offered in this restaurant resembles wonderfully that sold on Thai streets. Try Stir Fried Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli, accompanied by Singha Beer..