Geneva, Illinois Real Estate

Geneva, Illinois Real Estate

Geneva, Illinois resides 40 miles west of Chicago on the banks of the beautiful Fox River. The idyllic surroundings, shopping and dining opportunities attract visitors and permanent residents alike. Geneva’s pastoral setting allows for a calming and remote oasis, especially for those that visit the bustling city for work. Described by some as living-on-vacation, after one visit to Geneva, you’ll want to call it home, too.

Shopping and Dining

Visitors flock to Geneva for its unique shopping district in the downtown area, while also spending time at the Geneva Commons off Randall Road. Staple shops of downtown Geneva include The Little Traveler, with 36-treasure-filled rooms and the always-delicious Atrium Café. Also situated within historic homes-turned-shops is Cocoon, perfect for home décor gifts and across the street, Odalisque Beauty Apothecary for the best in niche make-up, skincare and fragrance. Geneva, Illinois real estate is part of a community with exciting dining options from the exquisite Niche, to the more casual Preservation Bread and Wine or Bien Trucha, for highly coveted Mexican fare. For breakfast, Egg Harbor Café and Nosh compete for the best benedicts and French toast in the Tri-Cities.

The Geneva Commons is an open-air setting encompassing 70 stores and restaurants including popular options such as Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and the Children’s Place. Services such as Massage Envy and Lifestyle Nail Salon and libations from Starbucks and Bar Louie transform shopping into a delightful sensory experience.

Parks and Recreation

A devotion to the surrounding countryside is evident in the park system that Geneva maintains. Island Park, adorned with gardens, a pavilion and bike paths, is a scenic venue for outdoor concerts. The Links Disc Golf Course offers 18-holes surrounded by woodlands and is open year round. Peck Farm Park boasts an enormous 385-acres filled with indoor and outdoor facilities from meeting rooms to the educational and mesmerizing Butterfly House. When school is out, families frequent the Sunset Pool, equipped with six water slides and sand volleyball courts. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the Fox Valley Ice Arena for recreational skating and University Hockey. Golf enthusiasts can play close to home at the Mill Creek Golf Club, Geneva Golf Club, and Eagle Brook Country Club all in Geneva, Illinois.

Four festivals add to the excitement of Geneva every year. Swedish Days, in June, celebrates the heritage of the Swedish settlers with music, carnival rides and a parade. The Geneva Arts Fair in July promises more than 140 artists selling their creations in a juried show. In September, the Festival of the Vine provides the opportunity to enjoy locally produced wines and small entrees while the Christmas Walk in December, coincides with Santa Lucia’s arrival and includes a tour of exquisitely decorated homes.

Living in Geneva

Geneva, Illinois real estate means the ability to commute to the third largest city in America in under an hour. This also means coming back home to a serene environment surrounded by green grass and lush vegetation. Its proximity to the city has kept Geneva progressive and dynamic; while the natural beauty captivates, ensuring maintenance of the natural surroundings.

The population is approximately 20,000, but as city-dwellers escape from the confines Chicago in search for a more relaxing pace, Geneva continues to flourish. The economy is healthy with both poverty and unemployment rates significantly lower than the rest of the state and the nation. The median worker’s income of $42,148 is higher than the national average as of the last census. Businessweek named Geneva the Best Place to Raise Kids in 2013 citing a great schools score of 10, median family income of $104,848 and housing costs as a percentage of income 22.6 percent.

Spacious homes with three to four bedrooms boast large square footage, extensive landscaping with green grass and mature trees. You will find basements, large closets, pantries, and interesting architectural details in one-of-a-kind homes.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Geneva School District includes six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school that serve Geneva, Illinois real estate. Each enjoys a good rating from GreatSchools.com, with several achieving a score of 10. Saint Peter School and Faith Christian offer private parochial education in Geneva. Those seeking higher education nearby have universities and colleges outside and within downtown Chicago. Top-rated local hospitals in Geneva include Delnor-Community and the Tri-Cities Surgery Center. Investors purchasing Geneva, Illinois real estate do not need to concern themselves with domestic and international travel as Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport are about an hour away. Major freeways include State Routes 25, 31, 38 and 88. The PACE bus system provides service to Geneva and the Metra commuter rail system transports people from Geneva to downtown Chicago daily. 

Hemming & Sylvester Properties is a proud member of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Contact Information

Katie Hemming & Ginny Sylvester
Hemming & Sylvester Properties
107 South Second Street
Geneva IL 60134
Office: (630) 232-0021