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Old 09-25-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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I've been to Lake Geneva two times but and only in the fall season. I work for a small company in Chicago and they are considering moving the business to Lake Geneva. I probably would move there but I think it would be expensive to buy a condo/small house there and then there is the tourist situation. It is a very pretty area and has a nice downtown. Anyone have opinions on life there?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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Lake Geneva living is nice. I don't think the tourists would be an issue at all, but that is JMO.

Alternatives to living IN the actual area would be to look in Burlington, Waterford (roughly 15 -20 minute drive from either to LG - Burlington has very NICE but cheaper housing - houses are plentiful on the market right now) and it is a small town that offers well known restaurant chains, stores as well as the quaintness of being in the middle of rural farmland.

Also look into Delavan and East Troy. Again, affordable housing abounds AND still has nice small town feeling.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:55 PM
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Location: Rothschild, WI
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I've been to Lake Geneva two times but and only in the fall season. I work for a small company in Chicago and they are considering moving the business to Lake Geneva. I probably would move there but I think it would be expensive to buy a condo/small house there and then there is the tourist situation. It is a very pretty area and has a nice downtown. Anyone have opinions on life there?
Check out Elkhorn. It's a nice small town about 15 minutes from Lake Geneva. It has a cute downtown area and a lot of different housing options. We lived there for 3 years and really liked it.
Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center welcomes you to our website
Lake Geneva is very pretty, but it can be extremely difficult to drive thru the downtown area in the summer with all the tourists.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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Here are a few pictures of Lake Geneva
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:47 PM
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Location: Rothschild, WI
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Here are a few pictures of Lake Geneva
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting them! We were visiting Lake Geneva in May. We took the mansion boat tour on the lake. It was beautiful! We lived in that area for 20 years, and never got around to doing the touristy stuff.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:49 PM
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Although I live near Lake Geneva, I haven't really kept up with house values, etc. there. What I remember most about it, from when I was young, is that Lake Geneva was where the mansions were and Fontana was where all the people who WORKED in the mansions lived. Don't know if it is still that way?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Moving to Wisconsin in about a month. Still confused about where to live- We have 2 kids. I am loving Elkhorn because of the small town feel and the good schools, but I"m not seeing much properties for rent. Do you know of other areas close to Lake Geneva that has the feeling of Elkhorn and have good schools?
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: L.O.Michigan
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We live in Twin Lakes, which is about 15 minutes east of Lake Geneva. It's a small community - about 6000 people - built around the 2 lakes. Alot of the residents moved here from Illinois to avoid the high taxes and they still commute to Chicago for work. The school (Lakewood) is pretty good - they have had a change in administration and have made major upgrades to both the school and curriculum. There is also School Choice if you aren't happy with Lakewood - there are several schools just a short distance from TL that are very good, such as Randall, Wheatland, Trevor. I'm sorry I can't compare TL to Elkhorn but I have only driven through Elkhorn once and you are right - it is a very pretty town.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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I work in Lake Geneva, and live in Delavan. Much better value for your housing dollar to be found in Delavan or Elkhorn as opposed to Lake Geneva.

Be forewarned, the cops around here have nothing to do and need to raise revenue for the corrupt county, so they will ticket you for anything and everything they can.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: arizona ... most of the time
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Check out Elkhorn. It's a nice small town about 15 minutes from Lake Geneva. It has a cute downtown area and a lot of different housing options. We lived there for 3 years and really liked it.
Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center welcomes you to our website
Lake Geneva is very pretty, but it can be extremely difficult to drive thru the downtown area in the summer with all the tourists.
I lived in Elkhorn for 17 years ... consider it "home". Where in Elkhorn, if I may ask?
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