Community

Lake Geneva Community

“Our Lake Means Business” – and that’s not all.  Named one of the “Best Small Towns in America,” Lake Geneva, Wisconsin offers a winning location in the center of the Chicago/Milwaukee/Madison/Rockford area.  It has a perfect balance of rural living with all the urban amenities, within easy driving distance of many major metropolitan areas, plus superior quality of life for its residents, all in a community of 7,600 people. 

Our Lake – Geneva Lake

The City of Lake Geneva sits on the northeast corner of Geneva Lake with downtown and beautiful parks adjacent to the lakeshore. Geneva Lake provides residents the opportunity for easy access to a wide variety of both summer and winter activities –among them swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, ice fishing, and ice boating. 

Geneva Lake has 8.2 square surface miles with a maximum depth of 144 feet, the second deepest of Wisconsin’s inland lakes.  Its 21 mile shore line has a well used path surrounding the lake and completely open to public access.  It fronts the many large homes along the shore of Geneva Lake.

Parks and Recreation

Not only does Lake Geneva have beautiful lakeshore parks, but the City is dotted with neighborhood recreation parks for use by local residents.  Also available for recreational use is well maintained Veterans Park with a wide variety of facilities for team sports and other activities – many coordinated by the active Geneva Lake Family YMCA.

Close by, the State of Wisconsin has two state parks – Big Foot Beach State Park, on the lake at the south border of the City, and the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Kettle Moraine is a 22,000-acre facility with over 160 miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross county skiing, horseback riding, and other outdoor uses.

Lake Geneva is a center of activity for golfers of all skills with more than 25 courses within a 30-minute drive of the City. Lead among these are the three local public sites:  Grand Geneva (2 courses), Geneva National (3 courses) and Hawks View (2 courses).

Retail

Lake Geneva is unique in that it has a vibrant downtown lined with many different specialty shops and restaurants providing varied experiences for residents and those visiting. 

In addition there are a number of national retailers along the City’s edge, and in the area, providing for the many necessities of family life without the need to travel.
Those desiring the offerings of larger cities can be in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas in a 45-minute drive time.

Entertainment

Due to the Lake Geneva location in the center of the metropolitan areas, residents have the opportunity to enjoy the tops in both the entertainment world and major sporting events within one hour and fifteen minutes drive time – no longer than driving from the western suburbs to the Chicago loop.

Available in both the Chicago and Milwaukee areas are symphonies, musicals, plus many professional stage plays. Along with this the area has professional baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Top NCAA sports are available in Madison plus Milwaukee and Chicago.

It should be noted that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Aurora University, here in Walworth County, provide a number of activities open to the public along with the adult educational opportunities they offer.

Education

Lake Geneva is fortunate to have high quality K-12 schools, both public and private, with fine reputations. Students coming out of these schools have great opportunities at both four year colleges and schools with career training. Locally, Gateway Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater can provide valuable educational training.  Both cooperate closely with local K-12 schools to assist student success.

Government

Lake Geneva has an elected mayor/common council form of government with eight members on the council. The City has a professional administrator with the duties of day-to-day City administration. 
 



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