Kenilworth Gardens is not in Kenilworth . . . it's actually in Wilmette! Many of my clients are surprised to hear this, especially since Kenilworth Gardens directly abuts Kenilworth.
The streets that make up Kenilworth Gardens run east -west just west of Ridge Road as it runs through Keniworth and Wilmette.
At the north end is Beechwood and working south, next is Kenilworth Ave., Chestnut, Thornwood, Greenwood, and finally Elmwood. Along the east side is Ridge Road but the west side is a little fuzzier and some feel that it stretches all the way to Illinois Road where Kenilworth Gardens gives way to Indian Hill Estates.
Kenilworth Gardens is popular because the homes are close together, the school is walking distance, the Metra train to Chicago is walkable, and there are sidewalks and large trees. It was once considered affordable, but homes here are routinely over $1 million nowadays.
The school that serves the residents of Kenilworth Gardens is Harper School. Located at 1101 Dartmouth, it sits at the west end of Greenwood Avenue where Greenwood dead ends. The school is an elementary school for kindergarten through fourth grade. It is among the few schools in the state of Illinois that have received the distinguished (their words) Great Schools Award rating of 10 out of 10! Harper is one of the most popular schools in Wilmette and has approximately 420 students and a student/teacher ratio of 17 to 1.
Also located in Kenilworth Gardens is Thornwood Park, a beautiful 8.2 acres of playground, tennis courts, and baseball fields.
One more thing I love about Kenilworth Gardens is its proximity to Indian Hill Road. What's so great about this? Slip into Indian Hill Road to run, walk, or bike along a quiet, winding street that circles Indian Hill Country Club. It's a 3-mile loop that is so peaceful you can pretend you're in the country.