Community Area: Kenwood

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Kenwood has been home to esteemed residents such as Muhammad Ali, Muddy Waters and former President Barack Obama.

With easy access to the lakeshore, the South Side neighborhood once served as an escape from the bustling city life of downtown Chicago. It still maintains its suburban feel today with plenty of green space, tree-lined streets and some of the city’s largest homes.

Housing stock includes 19th century mansions, charming coach houses and contemporary homes. Kenwood also offers an impressive collection of Art Deco architecture and buildings that are now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood has several parks for residents to enjoy, as well as local cafes, bakeries and eateries. The Hyde Park Art Center is a community mainstay with major exhibitions, classes and events. The neighborhood also boasts a growing commercial district with shops and restaurants.

Residents have an easy commute via several CTA bus routes, the Metra Electric Line, Lake Shore Drive and the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Nearby Public Transportation

Metra Electric Main Branch

at 47th St Metra, 51st/53rd St Metra

School Districts

City Of Chicago Sd 299

School information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. This information should only be used as a reference and does not warrant or guarantee enrollment. Please contact applicable schools or school districts directly to verify information and enrollment eligibility.

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