Oh K—it’s time to move to Chicago’s K-hoods
City programs and affordable homes on tree-lined streets are attracting renters and aspiring homebuyers to Kelvyn Park. As it name suggests, this family-friendly community includes parks such as Kelvyn Park on Wrightwood and Ken-Well Park on Kenosha Avenue which features free outdoor screenings of movies during the summer. The northwest neighborhood also provides plenty of places to eat—from pancakes at the Cozy Corner Diner to pizza at Antino’s and Roberto’’s Boys.
Located nine miles northwest of the Loop is the multi-cultural community of Kilbourn Park which offers both small town and big city benefits in its array of ethnic restaurants, unique shopping, good schools, and residential options from vintage houses to contemporary lofts. Best of all, the area is home to the Kilbourn Park and Organic Greenhouse where organic vegetables, herbs, plants, trees and flowers bud.
Just six miles south of downtown, you’ll find Kenwood. In addition to landmark architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, the neighborhood offers Queen Annes, Georgians, Colonials and other Prairie style homes to its residents as well as access to Kenwood Community Park on East 50th Street, the Hyde Park Art Center on Cornell Avenue and the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center on East 47th Street. No wonder President Obama and his family once lived there.
Nestled near Morgan Park and Beverly is Kennedy Park, a family-friendly community that seems more suburban than urban. Here, you’ll find quiet streets with classic Chicago bungalows as well as ranches, split levels and two-story frame homes. Every March, St. Patrick’s Day is marked with a parade on 15th Street while residents enjoy greenery year-round at the neighborhood’s 18-acre park.
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