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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Kenwood is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 17,189. Kenwood is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Kenwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kenwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Kenwood and residents tend to be liberal.
About Kenwood...
Population
17,189

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,228
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    636.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    17
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    454.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    460.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,141.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,054
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Kenwood Reviews

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I love this very diverse neighborhood. It is the same neighborhood that President Obama has a home in. The area gives you a suburban feel but city view. Kenwood is blocks away from downtown Hyde Park where you can go shopping, dining and to the movies. You are steps away from the lakefront beaches and a fantastic scenic view of downtown Chicago skyline.
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I love living here. It is safe and clean which is the main reason I moved here. I love the fact that it has good transportation system and there are great universities in the neighborhood
We don't have to worry about the majority of natural disasters; however, the winers are insanely cold and the schools are constantly being closed due to the snow and cold