Kenwood, Chicago Real Estate


    From Muddy Waters to Muhammad Ali and longtime White Sox owner Bill Veeck, some of Chicago’s best have called Kenwood home. This remarkable neighborhood on the city’s South Side was once a refuge for Chicago’s elite who, to escape the clamor of downtown Chicago, built enormous homes on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Today, Kenwood gracefully echoes its lavish beginnings with historic streets, official Landmarks and an ever-growing commercial district.

    For the architecture buff, Kenwood vaunts an impressive collection of Art Deco high-rises from the early twentieth century. Walking through the neighborhood’s Indian Village district, visitors are greeted by the Powhatan Apartments and the Chicago Beach Hotel (now Regents Park), which are both recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

    Artistically inclined visitors will be amazed by the Hyde Park Art Center, a community center that offers major exhibitions and a lively calendar of must-see events. If taking in the celebrated works of local artists gives you an appetite, the nearby Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe is considered by many to be one of the city’s top delis.

    Where to Eat

    Goree Cuisine
    The Cajun Connoisseur
    The Terrace Grill
    Norman’s Bistro
    The Original Pancake House
    Lake Shore Cafe
    Italian Fiesta Pizzeria
    Just Turkey
    Some Like it Black Creative Arts Bar
    De Rice

    Places to See

    Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Wrigley Field
    Michigan Avenue
    John Hancock Center
    Chicago Public Library
    Burnham Nature Sanctuary

    Schools in Kenwood

    Robinson Elementary School PK – 3
    The Cambridge School of Chicago PK – 6
    Ariel Elementary PK – 8
    Ancona School PK – 8
    Shoesmith Elementary School K – 6
    Reavis Elementary PK – 8
    Kenwood Academy High School 7 – 12
    King College Prep High School 9 – 12

    Healthcare near Kenwood

    Cottage View Health Center
    Advocate Health Center
    AHF Healthcare Center
    University of Chicago Medicine