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Geneva is an affluent suburb located on the western fringe of the Chicago suburbs. The town’s scenic location along the Fox River, robust downtown shopping district and active historical society makes it a popular tourist destination.

History

Geneva was incorporated as a village in 1858, buts its location along the Fox River had long since created many economic opportunities for the area. Early on, goods like cheese, butter and packed meet were manufactured in Geneva and its connection to the railroad only increased demand.

Several historical sites can still be found in Geneva, including Fabyan Windmill, an authentic, working Dutch windmill dating back to the 1850s; Elizabeth Place, a residence once owned by a prominent local businessman that was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 and Riverbank Laboratories, a company that played an instrumental piece in World War I by decrypting the German and Mexican code.

Transportation

Geneva has a station on the Union Pacific/West line of the METRA commuter rail system. The town is accessible by many major highways, including Interstate 88.

Schools

The city of Geneva has a great school district with top-rated public schools. Geneva is served by Geneva School District 304.

Grade Schools
Harrison Street Elementary School, 201 N Harrison St, Geneva, IL 60134
Williamsburg Elementary School, 1812 Williamsburg Ave, Geneva, IL 60134
Heartland Elementary School, 3300 Heartland Dr, Geneva, IL 60134
Mill Creek Elementary School, 0N900 Brundige Rd, Geneva, IL 60134
Fabyan Elementary School, 0S350 Grengs Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
Western Avenue Elementary School, 1500 S Western Ave, Geneva, IL 60134

Middle Schools
Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Dr, Geneva, IL 60134
Geneva Middle School North, 1357 Viking Dr, Geneva, IL 60134

High School
Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave, Geneva, IL 60134

Attractions & Events

There are many festivals and events throughout the year that bring residents and tourists to the streets of Geneva. Some of the most popular include the Geneva Arts Fair, Midsommar Festival – Swedish Days, Festival of the Vine and the annual Christmas Walk & House Tour.

In addition to regular festivals, Geneva boasts several must-see local attractions. Carriage rides are a popular activity, as well as a nice stroll down the Geneva Art Gallery Walk and a visit to the Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Tea Garden.

Entertainment

Its diverse, historical atmosphere provides Geneva with a variety of entertainment options. For a cultural experience, the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center features an exhibition gallery and a 1,000-seat theater. A wide range of artists and performances are found at the center throughout the year.

The sports fan can take in a Kane County Cougars baseball game, a professional minor league team affiliated with the Oakland Athletics. Games and events run from April through September.

The Fox Valley Ice Arena is one of the premier family ice sports complexes in the Chicagoland area, providing an NHL Rink and an International Rink. Residents can take ice skating lessons, join hockey leagues or just enjoy skating.

Restaurants

Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, 416 Hamilton St, (630) 232-2201
Villa Verone offers the charms of Italy in a picturesque home.

Front Street Cantina, 577 S Third St, (630) 890-8694
Located in the heart of downtown Geneva, Front Street Cantina serves authentic authentic Mexican cuisine and signature margaritas.

Wildwood Steakhouse & Lounge, 477 S Third St (630) 377-8325
Wildwood is a local Geneva favorite, serving upscale American cuisine like oak-grilled steaks and chops, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes.

Park District & Outdoor Activities

Geneva has an active park district, providing events, programs and multiple facilities to fit any request. The Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center and the Sunset Racquetball and Fitness Center are an all-encompassing health and wellness clubs available to residents. The Sunset Pool provides summer entertainment from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

In addition to outdoor activities, the park district also keeps a butterfly house at the Peck Farm Interpretive Center, a 385-acre natural retreat. The center also features a sensory garden, nature trails, an observation silo, 19 acres of wetlands, soccer fields and baseball diamonds.

General Population Information

Population (2010):

26,652 people
6,178 households
5,186 families

45.2% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them
68.0% of households were married couples living together
6.8% of households had a female householder with no husband present
22.8% of households were non-families
19.2% of households were made up of individuals
6.0% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.31.

The median income for a household in the village was $97,515 and the median income for a family was $105,779.

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630-463-3200
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630-463-3500
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630-463-3300
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630-463-3100
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630-463-3060
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