Community Area: Kenwood

Kenwood Open Houses


About Kenwood

Kenwood is a historic community located just four miles south of the city of Chicago along Lake Michigan. The neighborhood has received national attention as the hometown of President Barack Obama.

The neighborhood's history dates back to the 1850s when affluent Chicagoans built homes in the area. Kenwood ultimately got its name thanks to one of its first residents, John A. Kennicott, who named his home Kenwood after his ancestral land in Scotland. The city of Chicago annexed Kenwood in 1889.

Kenwood is known for its many architecturally significant properties and historical mansions. Housing options range from landmark historic districts to stately single-family homes and new-construction high rise condominiums, lofts, town homes and rental apartments. The average sales price for a single-family home in Kenwood was $737,537 in 2012, while the average condominium cost $125,609 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

Residents of the community attend top-notch Chicago public schools, including the nationally-ranked Kenwood Academy. Transportation to and from Kenwood is very convenient, with CTA