Kenwood - Chicago neighborhood
Now let's take a look at the popular Kenwood neighborhood.
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Kenwood is located on the mid South Side of Chicago.
It is about seven miles south of downtown.
Kenwood, located on the South Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the 77
well-defined Chicago community areas.
Kenwood was part of Hyde Park Township, which was annexed by the City of Chicago in
Kenwood was once one of the most elite neighborhoods in Chicago and contains some of
the largest homes in the city. It includes two Chicago Landmark districts, Kenwood and North
Kenwood. Burnham Park runs along Kenwood's lakefront.
Kenwood is bisected by 47th Street, which marks a dramatic sociocultural and architectural
boundary. North Kenwood suffered significant depopulation and attendant decline of the
housing stock and retail base, bottoming out around 1990, although the area has been
gradually redeveloping since then. South Kenwood fared this period rather better, and did not
experience the same middle-class flight in the 1970s. In the real estate boom of the
mid-2000s, houses sold for in excess of two million dollars, and long-vacant lots were
redeveloped with high-end luxury houses.
South Kenwood includes the Kenwood Landmark District as well as Madison Park, one of
only three remaining private parks in the City of Chicago.
The southeast portion of Kenwood includes the Indian Village neighborhood, which features
the Chicago Landmark Powhatan Apartments and the National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) designate Narragansett. The NRHP site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel now
hosts Regents Park is also in the neighborhood. The tallest building in Kenwood is the South
Tower of Regents Park.
The 1902 Blackstone Library is another well-known landmark in the neighborhood. It
continues to be part of the Chicago Public Library system.
The recently reopened Hyde Park Art Center, located on Cornell Avenue just north of 51st
Street and East Hyde Park Boulevard, is Chicago's oldest alternative exhibition space, with an
on-site school and studio and an extensive outreach program.
The area including both the Hyde Park neighborhood and South Kenwood (the part of
Kenwood south of 47th Street) are sometimes collectively referred to as Hyde Park, Hyde
Park-Kenwood, or Hyde Park-South Kenwood.
Chicago Public Schools in Kenwood include Kenwood Academy, Canter Middle School, and
Shoesmith. Private Schools in Kenwood include the Ancona Montessori School, the
Cambridge School of Chicago, and Hales Franciscan High School.
- Total 18,363
- Density 16,865.2/sq mi (6,511.7/km2)
population up 1.02% from 1990
- Median Income: $44,000
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