Geneva Real Estate
Geneva is a city in Kane County and located 36 miles west of Chicago. It is located on the western fringe of the Chicago suburbs. Geneva is located next to Batavia and St. Charles. As of the July 2011 US Census Bureau estimate, the city had a total population of 21,707. Geneva is part of a tri-city area, along with St. Charles and Batavia. The area is currently experiencing a high level of population growth as Chicago’s urban sprawl spreads farther west.
Geneva is a popular tourist destination with its scenic location along the Fox River and numerous shops and restaurants. There is an extensive bike trail system in Geneva including portions of the Fox River Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path. Geneva has an active historical society, the Geneva History Center, located in downtown Geneva as well as the Fabyan Windmill, an old Dutch windmill dating back to the 1850s. In 2013 Geneva was nominated by Bloomsberg Business Week as the best place to raise a kid in Illinois. The city is home to the Kane County Cougars baseball club, which was recently purchased by the Chicago Cubs to be their minor league affiliate.
As a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, Geneva has a station on the Union Pacific/West line of the Metra commuter rail system; it provides frequent service to downtown Chicago, 36 miles away, and extends west to Elburn.