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The original item was published from 3/19/2014 8:37:00 AM to 3/19/2014 9:22:18 AM.

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

[ACTIVE] Geneva Honored As Best Place To Live by 'Chicago Magazine'

Geneva continues to be a premier community to work, live, play and raise a family after being recognized as one of the region’s best places to live in the April edition of “Chicago Magazine.”

Geneva was one of 12 suburbs – and the only municipality from Kane County – to make the list. Magazine editors analyzed statistics from Midwest Real Estate Data, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois State Board of Education and local police departments. The following criteria was used to rank local communities:

• Great homes, restaurants, shopping and friendly neighborhoods;
• Low crime rates;
• Quality schools; and
• Convenience to public transportation.

“Chicago Magazine” stated Geneva is a:

“…former grain-mill town known for fun stuff to see and do. Just ask the tourists who flock here. There’s boating (on the Fox River), baseball (the Class A minor league Kane County Cougars) and fine dining (the excellent A Toda Madre). Stroll the historic district to see interesting examples of 19th century architecture, including a few Italiante manors with widow’s walks.”

The article highlighted Geneva Community Unit School District 304 for having the best grade school (Mill Creek) and high school (Geneva High) in Kane County. Geneva’s violent crime rate also was noted to be 74 percent less compared to county-wide average.

Other suburbs making the list include Barrington, La Grange, Northbrook, Orland Park, Wilmette, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Woodstock and Frankfort. Twelve Chicago neighborhoods also were honored. For more information, visit Chicago Magazine’s website (link below).

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