Dotting the shores of Geneva Lake you’ll find numerous lakefront associations, each with its own personality, pier/boat slip and buoy regulations, amenities, and points to recommend it. This assortment of associations can often be confusing, mystifying – or both. Some associations, such as bucolic Belvidere Park on Fontana’s west shore, transfer ownership by a method other than a warranty deed. Purchasing stock, membership in a co-op are both possibilities buyers can see when approaching the closing table. Belvidere Park was the first such “club” formed on the shores of Geneva Lake (1869) and, although its owners boast enviable 2 car detached garages, they are across North Lakeshore Drive. Plenty of parking is a bonus for this association – not an amenity found in many associations around the lake. With 23 charming cottages, a gently babbling brook, and a lovely lakefront park Belvidere Park is worthy of consideration…even if homes only come on the market every 3-5 years.