Apartments in Kenwood, Chicago

Affordable, easy move-in apartments in Kenwood, Chicago for rent

One of Chicago’s 16 lakefront neighborhoods, Kenwood is lined with public parkland and beautiful beaches. Historically settled as relief from the increasing congestion of the city, Kenwood is known for its stunning architecture and was even designated by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in 1993 as a Chicago Landmark District. Kenwood in Chicago is known for its masonry row houses dating back to the late 19th century as well as a multitude of buildings dating beyond 1893, when the community of Kenwood was annexed to the City of Chicago. Only 3 miles south of downtown Chicago, the Kenwood area is a perfect distance to easily commute to the bustle of the city yet far enough to be a relaxing haven. With affordable rent, cultural amenities, notable residents and convenience it’s no wonder that Kenwood apartments are highly sought after. For a wide selection of Kenwood apartments for rent look no further than Pangea Real Estate.

Your New Neighborhood

What to do in Kenwood, Chicago?

Over 17,000 people call the Kenwood neighborhood home including current president Barack Obama and longtime White Sox owner the late Bill Veeck! But, besides taking in famed neighbors and architectural landmarks what else is there to do? Plenty!

Once you’re settled into your apartment in Kenwood, available to you are some of the city’s best parks from Kenwood Park to Madison Park. The tree lined boulevards lead you to some of the city’s cultural highlights including Blackstone Library, Indian Village and even the well-known Hyde Park Art Center- a community center offering major exhibitions and a calendar of must-see events. Looking for artistic opportunities? Your Kenwood apartment will be near the Black Pearl Cultural Center (providing opportunities in art, culture and entrepreneurship to youth, adults and families across the city) and the unique Faie Afrikan Art Gallery (showcasing pieces from the Western, Eastern, Central and Southern Regions of Africa).

Within walking distance of many apartments in Kenwood you will find a number of notable and delicious eateries to satisfy your cravings. From mouthwatering barbeque to quint café’s, Kenwood’s variety of food choices will never leave you hungry. When the temperature starts to rise the city comes alive and you can easily walk from your Kenwood apartment to some of the city’s exciting summer events like the annual 57th Street Art Fair (the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest) and the annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Kenwood Transportation – It’s so easy to get around!

Love your quiet Kenwood apartment but still missing the buzz of downtown? Luckily, Kenwood is only three miles away making the journey into Chicago’s central business district easy and hassle-free. A number of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus lines are conveniently located nearby including 2 Hyde Park Express, 6 Jackson Park Express, and 4 Cottage Grove to name just a few. Metra’s 47th Street line is also located close making a commute into downtown a breeze.

Prefer to travel by car? Picturesque Lake Shore Drive is only a few minutes away to the east and the Dan Ryan Expressway is located to the West. Getting further out of the city is a snap from many Kenwood apartments as the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s South Shore Line runs on nearby Metra Tracks and can get you to several locations through Indiana and as far east as the Michigan border. Pangea’s Kenwood apartments for rent are the perfect location for anyone looking to stay nearby or conveniently and easily get away!

The Kenwood Community

Kenwood Neighborhood Schools, Culture and More

Have a family or looking to grow yours? We already know the question on your mind- “So, how are the schools?”

Your new Kenwood apartment in Chicago will be in a great location near both public and private schools. Each institution provides children and young adults quality education in a supportive and invigorating environment- average school test scores in Kenwood are 14% higher than the national average! The primary public school in Kenwood, Ariel Elementary Community Academy, offers small class sizes and individual instruction- great opportunities for the acceleration and enrichment of young minds.

Programs at neighborhood public schools include a finance and investment curriculum, high school credit for algebra, economics, biology, and Spanish among many others. The area also includes a number of notable private schools for parents who prefer alternative options including the nationally renowned Martin Luther King College Prep High School. Pangea understands the need for a living space that nurtures and supports young minds and prides our listings of Kenwood apartments for rent for their strong community values on education.

Public schools and institutions near Pangea Kenwood Apartments:

  • Ariel Elementary Community Academy
  • Kenwood Academy High School
  • Canter Middle School
  • King College Prep High School
  • Beula Shoesmith Elementary School

Private/Charter Schools and institutions near Pangea Kenwood Apartments:

  • Ancona Montessori School
  • Martin Luther King College Prep High School
  • Cambridge School of Chicago
  • Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
  • Hales Franciscan High School

Pangea’s Kenwood apartments are also conveniently located next to some delicious food options. Some of the highest rated include:

  • Café on the Grove
  • J & J Fish
  • The Terrace Grill
  • Lake Shore Café
  • De Rice

Looking to catch a flick? From blockbusters to educational films there are three theaters nearby to catch a viewing:


  • Harper Theater
  • Omnimax Theater
  • Doc Films

For those looking for a more artistic outing, your apartment in Kenwood will be near some great galleries and exhibit spaces:

  • Faie African Art Gallery
  • Hyde Park Art Center
  • Silver Room
  • Kiliminjaro International
  • 4th Ward Project Space

Why Pangea Kenwood Apartments?

The best Kenwood apartments at the best price – all with Pangea’s dedicated Property Managers, quick maintenance and more 24/7 Resident Services available to you from Day 1.

When you choose Pangea for your Kenwood apartment rental, you’re not only looking for a place to stay but a strong and vibrant community to suit your lifestyle. Pangea has over 10,000 listings in multiple cities across the US and is continuously growing. We place a strong value on not only our renters but their desire to value the community in which they live. We’ve put in place a Loyalty Rewards programs in which we’ve made rent payments and other traditional renting hassles as seamless as possible. Join the network of Pangea apartments Kenwood to experience the savings, resident raffles, and other exclusive opportunities which set apart Pangea communities from all other apartments in Kenwood.

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