By March 11, 2014 April 17th, 2014 North Shore Communities

Smallest of all the North Shore areas, Kenilworth, 16 miles north of the Loop, is affluent, well-established and picturesque.

Residents are within walking distance of their highly rated schools, a train station and the post office. All Kenilworth 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.


Kenilworth prides itself on its beautiful homes, the majority of which were built between the early 1900’s and the late 1940’s. Most are Colonial, Tudor, Georgian, and Cape Cod styles. All have spacious property and nicely landscaped yards.


Students attend Joseph Sears Elementary School in District 38. The school, which starts in pre-kindergarten and goes through 8th grade, offers special programs for the gifted and those with special needs. It also provides computer classes and music and art instruction. High school students attend New Trier High School District 203 in nearby Winnetka. In addition to Spanish, French and German, the school’s foreign language department offers Latin, Hebrew, Greek and Japanese.


Drivers use the Edens Expressway (I-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.

Village Hall 847-251-1666 |

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