7.1 out of 10

Kenwood

44.9620551835505 -93.3102736804627
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Between Lakes and Concrete"

Kenwood is for those who like to combine the upscale with nature. This western Minneapolis neighborhood is located on the northern point of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and is located right below Highway 12. The community touches both Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, offering an infinite number of way for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the city's fresh water attractions. Keenwood Park offers trails and other forms of outdoor recreation within the neighborhood's winding streets that were built to fit the contours of the lake shores.

Keenwood is also home to upscale businesses from cafes to bookstores to designer retail shops. Residents are as close as they can be to downtown while still being next to a lake, with the commute only being a couple of minutes. Real estate prices, however, come at staggering heights in a community such as this. Most of the homes range from $450,000 to $500,000 while a small cluster are listed at seven figures. The few properties that are for rent cost at least a grad per month. An added selling point for this neighborhood is the low crime rate, which is something of an achievement for being o close to downtown. Kenwood is the best that Minneapolis has to offer for those that love living between nature and urban energy, but one has to have a handsomely large income to live here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous homes
  • Close to downtown
  • Touches the lakes
  • safe
Cons
  • expensive!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Lap of luxury"

Prepare to live in luxury if you are considering a move to the Minneapolis neighborhood of Kenwood. Situated on the west side of Minneapolis, some of the borders to this community are of the most beautiful scenery in the central part of the state. Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake are two of the natural beauties of Kenwood, and among these are Cedar Lake Park and numerous trails, parks, playgrounds, and green spaces for outdoor recreation. Even in the cold Minnesota winter you can enjoy snowshoeing, skating, and hiking and walking year round.
The parkways of Kenwood boast magnificent mansions, and even when the neighborhood was first developed in the late 1800s, it was billed as an affluent community for the wealth. Seven figure price tags on homes are common, so it is not the neighborhood for average Minneapolis individuals or families. Some of these extravagant homes date back a century, but have been painstakingly restored and completely revamped.
Residents of Kenwood enjoy upscale boutiques, cafes, and a deli, and have a community school within its boundaries. Even though it seems as if the residents of Kenwood have everything they could want, if they do desire to go into Downtown or Uptown, they are only about 20 minutes from those retail hotspots to the east.
Pros
  • beautiful homes
  • safe
Cons
  • expensive!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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