Linn is a township spanning the central portion of Geneva Lake and offering an abundance of residential lakeshore options on both the north and south shores. The town extends south of Geneva Lake to contain the unincorporated communities of Linton and Zenda, as well as an abundance of farmland and wooded lot properties with natural beauty and rural character.
Linn encompasses Big Foot Beach State Park which has 5 miles of hiking trails, a sandy beach, picnic areas and a playground for small children. The Town of Linn is home to Wisconsin’s very first golf club, the Lake Geneva Country Club, founded in 1895.
Located on the North Shore, the Elgin Club is a private lakefront association (not a co-op or membership, land lease) whose homeowners’ share 16 wooded acres, a swim pier, tennis court, land for garages, and a full-time caretaker who handles the lawn and road maintenance. Private piers complete the package in this idyllic neighborhood.
Ideally located on a wide swath of lawn, the Knollwood Association Lakefront park is one of, if not the, largest association lakefronts on Geneva Lake. A sandy swim area, shaded lawn, and swim pier make this a highly desirable neighborhood. Wait list for boat slips and buoys.
Lake Geneva Beach
Formed over 100 years ago, Lake Geneva Beach Association boasts a lakefront beach and park with some parking, a boat pier with 36 boat slips and 8 PWC spaces. There are also 20 shore spaces and a kayak rack with 8 spaces. These are available to members with a home in the subdivision. All the boat slips, shore spaces, PWC, and kayak spaces all also have waiting lists.
Lake Geneva Club
Lake Geneva Club is one of those eternally vintage Lake Geneva associations. Charming cottages line the single lane, running north to the lake, that comprises the Lake Geneva Club Association. There’s an iconic stone boathouse, a swim pier, and a gentle approach from park front to water. Buying here offers the possibility of owning a home with a transferable boat slip. Most homes don’t have basements, many don’t have garages, and parking can be a challenging
Lake Geneva Highlands
Established in 1923, Lake Geneva Highlands on the south shore of Geneva Lake offers an established lake association. Two private association swim piers, boat slips (some are transferable), ramps and lockers
Oak Shores is one of my favorite Lake Geneva lakefront associations. Maybe it’s the wide boulevard that runs north from S. Lakeshore Drive, or the homes on either side of it that actually have space, yards and sometimes even garages, or because there’s not much turnover in the neighborhood making one surmise that the folks love living there. One thing’s for sure – it’s another one of those sweet associations where folks wave as you drive down the street. At the end of said street, past the bend in the road, the path to the lakefront is golf-cart wide. While the lakefront park isn’t large,it’s adequate and there’s lawn, shade, a beach and swim area and pier and of course, boat slips. Be sure the home you purchase here has one of those! Generally speaking, prices here start in the mid-to-high-$500k’s for a smallish home with a nice yard(2016) – so don’t say I didn’t warn you about sticker shock.
Like Lake Geneva Club and Chicago Club, Shore Haven is a one-road lake association. With a shaded lakefront picnic area, swim pier, transferable boat slips, and a charming lake-home feel to the lane, this association is very attractive.
South Shore Club
Located between Linn and Fontana, the South Shore Club is a prestigious, luxury lakefront association. Residents enjoy a 4,000 sq. ft.pool with zero-depth entrance, 5,000 sq ft. terraced clubhouse, outdoor fireplace, over 1,000 ft of shoreline frontage, putting green, and Har-Tru tennis court. SSC’s residents have access to a private marina with a fleet of watercraft, ranging from Cobalt power boats to wave runners.
Trinke Estates on Geneva Lake’s south shore offers a spacious greenspace that runs down the center of the neighborhood. Homes are generally positioned on the perimeter and most have lake views of some kind. There’s a lagoon, and transferable boat slips as well as a swim pier or two. Lots here tend to be larger.
Wooddale Association is comprised of 55 members with deeded lake rights that own 100ft of lake frontage. There’s a beautifully maintained wooden pier consisting of 24 deeded slips that can accommodate boats up to 25ft LOA, and two deeded buoys that accommodate boats up to 23ft LOA. Other lake front amenities are: two large patios overlooking Geneva Lake, a sandy beach, a ramp for kayaks and wave runners, two swimming areas, and professionally landscaped and maintained grounds.