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Living in Geneva, IL

Located 36 miles due west of downtown Chicago, in the heart of the Fox Valley and the center of the “Tri-Cities” region, Geneva is the county seat of Kane County and has a population of 21,495.

Settlers first arrived in Geneva in the 1830s and the town was selected as the county seat, not long after, in 1836. By 1840, the town was well established and, in addition to serving as the county seat, Geneva also served as a main hub for the agricultural community in Kane County, with its mills producing many agricultural products. The railroad arrived in town in 1853, and Geneva became an important passenger and freight stop. Many people from Chicago would visit Geneva to escape city life. Several churches were erected in the 1840s and 1850s that still stand today. In 1858, Geneva was incorporated as a village and was again incorporated as a city in 1887. A large influx of Swedish immigrants settled in the town in the late 19th Century and by 1895, half of the town spoke Swedish as their first language. Additional immigrants from throughout Europe and other countries around the world settled in Geneva as well. In 1912, Riverbank Laboratories was founded as a major scientific research institution that was instrumental during World Wars I and II. Geneva continued to grow throughout the 20th Century, and as suburban development moved westward, it is now an important hub in Chicago’s far western suburbs.

Today, Geneva enjoys a large historic downtown area that is popular among tourists, who come to explore the city’s wealth of history, quaint boutique shops, restaurants and bars, and shaded streets. Geneva’s entire central business district is part of the National Register of Historic Places, and the Geneva History Center stands as a museum for residents and visitors who wish to learn more about the city’s past. An active arts community, the downtown includes many art galleries, which are showcased on the first Friday of every month, when the galleries stay open late for visitors to browse. Geneva is an important stop on Metra’s Union Pacific West commuter rail line, which allows residents to easily commute to downtown Chicago and enables people from Chicago to explore downtown Geneva without having to drive to get there. Geneva also is served by three bus routes on the suburban Pace bus system. The city’s downtown is liveliest during the summer festival “Swedish Days”, an annual tradition that has been held since 1925, and has been sponsored by the city since 1949. Other traditions include the Gardenology gardening festival, the Geneva Film Festival, and the Festival of the Vine.

As Geneva annexed westward and suburban development increased, Geneva’s Randall Road corridor became an important shopping and dining destination in the 1990s. Geneva’s reputation as a regional shopping area was cemented when the upscale lifestyle center Geneva Commons opened in 2002. The center features over 80 retailers, including many fashion stores, home furnishing stores, and eateries. Geneva’s Randall Road corridor is also home to Delnor Community Hospital, a modern healthcare facility with 118 beds that was constructed in 1991.

On Geneva’s east side is the 7,400-seat Elfstrom Stadium, which is home to the minor league baseball team, the Kane County Cougars. The ballpark is a popular family-friendly summer destination among residents of Chicago’s western suburbs and consistently leads the Midwest League in attendance. Adjacent to Elfstrom Stadium is the Campbell House, which hosts art fairs, business meetings, receptions, and other such events. The entire complex is known as the Kane County Events Center. Geneva’s schools are part of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 and have the great distinction of earning a score of 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org. Geneva includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school (Geneva Community High School). Geneva’s average ACT score of 23.7 is three points higher than the state average. In addition, 75% of District 304 schoolteachers have Master’s degrees or better.

Geneva Park District offers a variety of recreational programs to area residents and boasts 30 parks within Geneva, a recreation center, two fitness centers, and an outdoor aquatic facility. In addition, two regional bicycle trails, The Fox River Trail and the Illinois Prairie Trail, go through the heart of Geneva, and many other neighborhood trails provide abundant opportunities for bicyclists. Geneva is also the site of Fox Valley Ice Arena, which offers opportunities for public skating, figure skating, hockey, and other ice sporting events. For golf enthusiasts, Geneva offers two private golfing facilities, the 18-hole Eagle Brook Country Club and the 9-hole Geneva Golf Club, which has been in existence since 1900.

Geneva Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 50 homes for sale in Geneva, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
100% Single Family.

100% Single Family

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 50
Average Home Size 2,467 ft² / 229 m²
Price Range ($180,000 - $895,000)

Weather in Geneva

The average high temperatures in Geneva range from 30 in January to 85 in July

Average home income in Geneva

The average household income of a Geneva resident is $126,486 with an average home value of $349,611

Population of Geneva

Geneva has 29,038 residents.

Home ownership in Geneva

The average level of home ownership in Geneva is 84%.

Education breakdown of Geneva

Education levels of residents of Geneva include: highschool 12%, associate 7%, bachelor 37%, graduate 24%.

Households in Geneva

Geneva has 10,176 homes, built on average 37 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 50 homes for sale in Geneva. These homes are comprised of Single Family. The average list price of these property results is 415,283. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Geneva please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 50 homes for sale in Geneva, IL are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Geneva area. Member brokerages representing the 50 homes include Baird & Warner, Premier Living Properties and john greene Realtor.