Smallest of the villages comprising New Trier Township, Kenilworth has a population of 2494. Located 16 miles from downtown, the village is affluent, well established and picturesque. A true bedroom community, residents are within walking distance of the highly rated school, local train station and post office. All residents live within one mile of its beautifully maintained beach. The Kenilworth Park District operates ten parks, an outdoor ice rink, a number of athletic fields, two tot playgrounds and the public beach.
Housing: Kenilworth prides itself on its beautiful homes, the majority of which were built between the early 1900’s and the late 1940’s by some of Chicago’s most well know architects. Primarily traditional in style, the housing stock varies to include: Colonial, Tudor, Georgian and Cape Cod, to name a few. The homes tend to be spacious in both size and property and residents take great pride in their nicely manicured lawns.
Schools: Students attend Joseph Sears Elementary School in District 38. The school is unique in that it goes from pre-K through 8th grade offering programs for the gifted as well as those with special needs. It also provides computer classes, and music and art instruction along with a array of other educational offerings. High School Students attend New Trier matriculating through first the west campus for freshmen year afterwards attending the East campus as sophomores through seniors.
Transportation: Drivers use the Edens Expressway (1-94) located two miles west of the village. Drive time to the Loop is about 30 minutes. O’Hare Airport is also 30 minutes away: while Midway is a 50-minute drive. Metra trains into the Loop are a 35-minute trip on the locals, 25 minutes on the express.
NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.
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