Geneva Among Best Places to Raise Kids in U.S.

Suburban city ranks high in Businessweek rankings

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:10 AM CDT
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Geneva Among Best Places to Raise Kids in U.S.

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Geneva received high marks for its historic homes.

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Geneva residents have more of a reason to hold their heads high.

Businessweek magazine ranked the suburban city one of the best places to raise kids in the country.

The annual survey evaluates more than 3,200 cities across the country with populations from 5,000 to 50,000 and a median household income less than $115,866. It factored in metrics such as public school performance, safety, housing costs and diversity.

Geneva received high marks for the Fox River Trail, the minor league baseball team the Kane County Cougars and its "well-maintained homes with diverse architectural styles, built by early settlers from New England."

Morton Grove didn't make the cut this time around, even though it was selected the third best spot nationwide in the same survey last year.

Cleveland suburb Solon, Ohio, was ranked the top spot in the country this year.

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