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Geneva is located the furthest away from Orlando of any of the cities included in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. It’s city limits stretch over 12.4 square miles and the total population of the city is just shy of 3,000, giving the city a population density of 240 per square mile. This history of Geneva stretches back into the mid 1700’s with the land itself being donated by the read of a Russian family by the name of Progar Debogory. This town also has 17 Civil War soldiers buried in the town cemetery and played a role in that awful war. Geneva is on State Road 46 and is straddled by Lake Jessup and Lake Harney.
Housing sales in this area averaged just over $265,000 last year, and there were about 55 pieces of property sold. This is a very small town and most people living here were born and raised and have family that still occupies the area. Most of the jobs in the area are rural and skilled labor, just like Chuluota, which is located directly south of Geneva. Realtors have some inventory in this area, as properties typically do take a little longer to sell because of the distance it is from Orlando.
The average income in Geneva is about $28,000 per year. Most of the work is labor driven due to the amount of cattle, horse and produce farms in the area. There are even Orange groves out in this area as well. The town center itself employs many people through the various shops and service businesses. There are some jobs available on the nearby Lake Jessup, and many people in this area find themselves commuting to work in Lake Mary or Sanford.
As far as points of interest in this small town go, most of them lay outside the actual city limits. As said before, Geneva is situation between Lake Jessup to the West and Lake Harney on the right. It is also directly north of the Geneva Wilderness area, which is a protected piece of land. The Black Hammock Wilderness area borders Geneva on the west and citizens have a myriad of activities to choose from when trying to find something to do. With all the watersports available in the area, there is also camping, canoeing, kayaking, hunting and fishing that you can partake in. Being more rural in nature the population of hunters here is also larger than normal. The access to Lake Jessup also opens up all of the waterways associated with the St. Johns River. There are plenty of places to dock your boat and meet with friends, or you can even take the river all the way up to Jacksonville if you prefer, although it is several hours away!
The School system in Geneva is only made up of one elementary school! Geneva Elementary School scored an 8 out of 10 on greatschools.com. All children who are of age to go to middle or high school, are bussed to nearby Oviedo for schooling.