Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$16,500 to $4,500,000
  • Closed Prices:$12,999 to $2,375,000
  • Median Sale Price:$289,450
  • Average $ per sq ft:$138
  • Association Fee Ranges:$500 to $600/quarter,$0,$0 to $3842/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1880 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:529 to 17,769Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 9Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 7Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Kenwood's most famous real estate are its estates, built mostly in the later half of the 1850s. You'll mostly find these homes standing in the neighborhood's southeast side, where the Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District protects the integrity of these behemoth structures. Otherwise, you'll find more attainable single-family homes here, as well as Art Deco-style high-rise buildings that maintain the neighborhood's luxurious charm.

Where to Eat

Many of Kenwood's restaurants dot East 47th Street, but you'll also find pockets of eateries along Lake Shore Drive as well. Though not as diverse and ever-changing as, say, the culinary scene downtown, Kenwood has enough variety -- brunch, Brazilian, Asian fusion, sandwiches, Italian -- to keep its residents from getting bored.

What You'll See

A neighborhood with such famed architecture will draw locals and tourists alike, so you'll probably see lots of people strolling around and taking everything in. Along the lakeshore, there's less leisurely activity and more biking and running for the city's athletically inclined, though you could choose a more relaxing pace if you wanted to.

Friday Night Fun

Kenwood has quite the classy reputation, so it might surprise you to find out that its residents frequent a handful of well-loved dive bars and pubs. Many of these bars happen to lie just on the edge of Kenwood and Hyde Park, so neighborhood lines might have to be crossed to find them. You'll also find live music at some of the local bars, as well as regular events thrown at the Hyde Park Art Center.

The Perfect Sunday

Grab a map (or make a memo of addresses on your smartphone) and head out to see some of the famous buildings and residences that Kenwood has to offer. Muhammad Ali's house, Muddy Waters' house, and the former head of Sears' house, among others, might dot your trail. You could start the day with brunch or end with a cup of coffee along Lakeshore Drive, taking in views of the lake as the sun sets on another week on Chicago's south side.

Locals Love

Quiet, residential feel • Historic architecture • Easy drive to Midway Airport • Cultural importance and cultural scene • Access to Lake Shore Drive.

Locals Don't Love

Quiet nightlife scene • Lack of access to CTA trains • Distance from downtown.


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