South Side

Best For: Suburbs in the City, Young Families, Hidden Gems, Mature Neighborhoods

About Kenwood

Kenwood is probably best known for it’s historic and large homes and it’s distant-feeling from downtown. The neighborhood has a more mature feeling than many of it’s peers to the east and south but still offers a host of restaurants and neighborhood bars.

Residents will often tell visitors of the fact that Muhammad Ali and Muddy Waters have both called Kenwood home, adding some publicity to an otherwise relatively quiet neighborhood.

Transit it easier from Kenwood than other South Side neighborhoods with it’s relatively close proximity to Midway Airport and Lake Shore Drive, making it easy to both get into and out of the city.

Additional Resources

Living in Kenwood

Learn more about schools, local reviews, safety, commuting, demographics, and developments.

Living in Kenwood

See what it's like to live in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

Kenwood Chicago - Curbed Chicago

Every aspect of living in Chicago, for people who care about their city, their streets, and their homes.

Eating in Kenwood

Where are the best and hottest new restaurants?

Kenwood Chicago - Eater Chicago

Food news and dining guides for Chicago.

The 10 Best Places near Kenwood, Chicago, IL - Yelp

Browsing all of Kenwood, Chicago, IL - Gorée Cuisine, The Original Pancake House, Valois, Museum of Science and Industry, The Promontory, The Sit Down Cafe & Sushi Bar, Virtue Restaurant, Cafe 53, The Cajun Connoisseur, Ja' Grill Hyde Park