One of the most affluent communities in the Midwest.

Welcome to Kennilworth

Kenilworth’s allure was no accident. In fact, the community was conscientiously designed to provide residents the utmost in beauty and privacy as well as proximity to downtown Chicago. Today it remains one of the most affluent communities in the Midwest. Founded in 1889 by Joseph Sears, Kenilworth has fewer than 1,000 homes within its .6-mile radius; and notably no large businesses. The village was designed around its town assembly hall, the Kenilworth Club, to make the most of its natural beauty. The community’s innovative design captured the attention of architects during the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Kenilworth’s lakefront mansions complement comfortable Prairie-style homes by architect and original resident George Maher. Noted architect Franklin Burnham designed the railroad station and several original homes. Spectacular new construction is also available to homebuyers but must meet strict architectural standards to maintain Kenilworth’s tradition of elegance. Schools in the community include top-rated Joseph Sears School and New Trier High School, which consistently ranks among the top high schools in the country according to U.S. News.

​​​​​​​Residents enjoy dining out in nearby villages or enjoying a short ride into the city from the Kenilworth Metra Station. A beautiful public beach, flowing fountains, cozy parks, an active historical society, and annual traditions such as a Memorial Day parade preserve the community’s charm.

Overview for Kenilworth, IL

2,423 people live in Kenilworth, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $121,109. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Kenilworth, IL

There's plenty to do around Kenilworth, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Chicago Kickbox, Unity Preschool, and Main Event Boxing and Fitness.

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Active 3.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.9 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 2.29 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.42 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kenilworth, IL

Kenilworth has 755 households, with an average household size of 3.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kenilworth do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,423 people call Kenilworth home. The population density is 3,988.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Kenilworth, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Kenilworth. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Joseph Sears School
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