Community Area: Kenwood

Kenwood Open Houses


About 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.