This classy south side Chicago neighborhood is one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is on the shore of Lake Michigan on the South Side of the city with a population of 17,954. It is in Cook County and it's boundaries are 43rd Street, 51st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and the lake. Kenwood was originally part of Hyde Park Township, which was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889. Kenwood was once one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, and it still has some of the largest single-family homes in the city. Leafy Kenwood is known for its quiet streets of 19th- and early-20th-century detached houses and low-rise apartments, as well as a handful of high-rise towers overlooking Lake Michigan. On the lakeside, Burnham Park is home to a stretch of the Lakefront Trail, popular with walkers and cyclists, and the Burnham Nature Sanctuary, with prairie wildflowers and birdlife. Hyde Park Art Center shows work by Chicago artists. The public schools in Kenwood are above average. Living in Kenwood offers residents a dense urban feel and safe overall. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.