Geneva Illinois Real Estate

Geneva Illinois Real Estate

Geneva, IL is known for its Victorian-style shopping district, quaint small town feel and terrific location by the Fox River. Serving as the county seat of Kane County, Geneva is a thriving suburb of 22,000 people, just 45 miles outside of Chicago.  Due to its historic nature and location along the beautiful Fox River, the city has become a hot-spot for real estate, restaurants and shopping districts.  With many festivals and events throughout the year, Geneva remains a wonderful place for residents of all ages.

 

Parks and Recreation

Geneva has over 30 meticulously maintained parks that offer activities such as baseball, tennis, skate parks, disc golf and miniature golf and bike trails.  Along with the parks, there are also two public swimming pools with water playgrounds and large water slides.  The highly rated Parks and Recreation department also hosts many events throughout the year to keep the community entertained such as movies in the park, autumn fairs, summer concert series and annual 5k races.   

 

The Fox River also provides recreational opportunities throughout the year.  In the warmer months, residents can kayak, canoe, swim and fish in the river.  Once winter comes, the trails along the river offer wonderful cross – country skiing.  Bird watching for Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles and Great Egrets is also ideal on the river throughout the year.   

 

School/Health/Transportation

Children in Geneva attend school in the Geneva Community School District 304.  The district is comprised of seven elementary, two middle and one high school.  Among its many outstanding accolades, the district has been ranked in the top 25 for overall best district, best district for athletes and best teachers in the state.  It is also considered the best district in Kane County, with an overall A+ grade.  In total, there are about 5,788 students in the district in grades PK – 12.  Aside from the spectacular public school district in Geneva, there are also two private elementary schools and one Montessori school. 

Geneva’s main hospital is Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, which serves most of Kane County and has a top-of-the-line maternity wing and pediatric center.  Traveling from and around Geneva is convenient with easily accessible airports, an Amtrak station and the Chicagoland Metra.  Since the city is less than 45 miles from Chicago, it is easy to travel downtown by personal car or taking the Metra’s red – line.  There are various ways to travel further out of town such as the Amtrak out of Naperville, which is a quick 15 miles.  For flying, there are two options.  O'Hare International Airport is 35 miles from town and Midway International is about 45 miles.  Between the two airports, travelers can get to just about anywhere in the world.       

 

Shopping/Dining

Locals have an endless variety of dining options in Geneva.  Relax with a glass of wine and hand – crafted small plates, while enjoying live music, at Preservation.  Or, get together for a classic pub atmosphere at   Barrel + Rye.  Downtown fine dining is at it’s best at both Fiora's and Atwater's, both of which have an extensive wine menu and private dining options.  Families can also find something for everyone on the menu at The Burger Local, Gia Mia and Riganato, all of which have specified children’s menus.

Whether shoppers like to support local artisans or browse national retailers, there is a little bit of everything in Geneva.  Geneva Commons, an upscale outdoor mall and entertainment district that has over 80 retailers and restaurants from Crate and Barrel to Banana Republic.  While shopping, friends can enjoy lunch or partake in sunset yoga on the green.  Downtown Geneva is also home to a historic, picturesque shopping district that has boutiques ranging from clothing to wine.  Stores such as Flourish and Geneva Running Outfitters offer customers unique clothing and accessories to suit many styles and functions.  While shopping, stop into The Olive Mill for olive oil tasting or Kilwins for ice cream and fudge.

 

Living

 

Between the beautiful parks, highly rated school district and a charming downtown area, it’s no wonder Geneva has been rated the best place to live in Kane County.  With medium home values around $340,000 and continually increasing, real – estate is highly sought after.  The city is considered to be economically diverse and jobs have been steadily increasing by 2.3%.  With a rich history, endless entertainment and an involved community, Geneva is perfect real – estate for individuals and families alike.   

 

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