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152 Apartments for rent in Geneva, IL

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Last updated May 27 at 7:51pm UTC
1506 W State St
Geneva, IL
Updated May 24 at 6:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
329 Sandholm Street
Geneva, IL
Updated May 23 at 4:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
116 Richards Street
Geneva, IL
Updated May 18 at 7:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
10 FORD Street
Geneva, IL
Updated May 16 at 8:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
39W226 Weaver Lane
Geneva, IL
Updated May 15 at 1:15am UTC
4 Bedrooms
37W446 Fabyan Pkwy
Geneva, IL
Updated May 11 at 12:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
123 West State Street
Geneva, IL
Updated April 18 at 5:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3021 LANGSTON Circle
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated May 25 at 4:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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137 South 17th Street
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated May 18 at 11:36pm UTC
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2418 Wilton Lane
Big Woods Marmion
Aurora, IL
Updated May 26 at 11:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1980 Selmarten Road
Indian Creek
Aurora, IL
Updated May 25 at 3:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
71 Hunt Club Drive
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated May 25 at 2:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
350 Wilson Ave
West Chicago
West Chicago, IL
Updated May 23 at 2:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
2753 Prairieview Lane South
Big Woods Marmion
Aurora, IL
Updated May 22 at 12:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2017 Thornwood Circle
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated May 21 at 11:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
819 Stuarts Drive
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated May 19 at 8:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Considine Road
Geneva, IL
Updated May 23 at 7:31am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Westhaven Circle
Geneva, IL
Updated May 15 at 7:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Living in Geneva

With a livability score of 84, people are always looking to rent an apartment in Geneva.

When Should I Start Looking?

Plan to jump on your rental search the minute you decide you want to live here. It may take you a while, because everybody else seems to want to live here, too. Start planning six weeks or longer before your proposed move-in date to find rental housing. About 8% of Geneva's 21,495 residents rent their homes.

Where Should I Look?

Geneva is ranked ninth in the state of Illinois for livability. It's one of those rare places where you'll find decent apartment complexes throughout town. Many folks prefer the central area because it's easier to get around by walking. You may even score townhouses for rent here.

What You Need to Move There

You'll need the "usual" to secure a home in this city. Have your credit score, a copy of your last paycheck stub, and a letter verifying your employment and salary. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or bank check. Expect to pay the first month's rent and that good old security deposit. If you're looking at pet-friendly apartments for you and Rover, you're going to be asked for a one-time pet deposit.


Even for a small town, Geneva has various neighborhoods ripe for the pickin'.

Geneva City Center: This neighborhood's residents have the distinction of having a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. About 8.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work.

S Batavia Avenue / W Fabyan Parkway: If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theater, weekend boutique hunting or even a finely aged wine with dinner, then you might prefer this neighborhood.

Fabyan Parkway /N. Randall Road: This neighborhood is extremely stable. Only 1.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than this area.

Roosevelt Road / Kautz Road: The greatest number of commuters in this area spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Life in the City


Geneva's stunning History Museum sits in the restored historic downtown area of town. Cultural activities, research and programs at the Museum are a source of pride for members and residents alike. One of the highlights of the Museum's program calendar occurs every other year in the spring. The Geneva History Center hosts the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club for a weekend display of various buildings all made from Legos, along with a model of a running Lego train.


The Berry House is in the heart of Geneva's historic shopping district. It hosts quaint little shops and coffee stops as well as a whole floor of antiques and collectables, a wine shop and a nut store.

Country Naturals showcases a collection of specialty items in a lovely old home, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. It's worth a detour a little ways off the main road for the wonderful handmade candles and soaps, patio furniture and more.

Dine Out

There are many tasty taquerias in town, but a favorite is Bien Trucha. One of the more creative specialties here is the watermelon guacamole. This tiny place is a small gray building with no sign and a huge line around the block. Inside, the ambiance is cute and cozy.

The Geneva Ale House boasts 150 brews to sample, as well as creative sandwiches and burgers with deep-fried pickles and sweet potato fries. Casual and fun, the long, narrow eatery is always crowded, so come early. It's worth it.

Get Outdoors

For more peaceful natural surroundings, take a hike or a bike. Geneva has extensive bike trails along the scenic Fox River and the Illinois Prairie Path.

Getting Around

Sorry to say it, but you are so car-dependent here. The Walking Score is only 37, meaning you'll need a car to get most places you want to go.

Geneva is also serviced by the PACE bus system run by Chicago's suburbs.

Six Amtrak stations and the Union Pacific/West line of the Metra Commuter Rail system provide ways to get from Geneva to downtown Chicago, 36 miles (58 km) away. The average commute is 32 minutes, 14% greater than the average state commute. The closest passenger airports are Midway International and O'Hare International.