A surprisingly affordable lifestyle in Kenilworth

Ah, Kenilworth! As someone who lived there for nearly 5 years, I can vouch for its being an exceedingly pleasant, friendly environment.

When people think of Kenilworth they often picture the grand old homes and stately estates that are the hallmark of this affluent village.

I lived in the little-noted part of Kenilworth west of Green Bay Rd, where many of the homes are surprisingly affordable. The neighborhood has all of Kenilworth’s advantages: strong civic traditions, quick access to downtown via Metra, the parks, the beach and, of course, some of the state’s finest schools in Joseph Sears and New Trier. You can see more of Kenilworth at our YoNorthShore playlist at YouTube.

Earlier today I visited an open house at 611 Roger Ave, a 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home that’s priced at $599k. The home is in a walk-to-train, walk-to-school location, has a charming English-garden, secluded back yard and some bonuses that you’ll see in the video.

I arrived early at the open house and, since the owners hadn’t yet left, I asked one of them to show me the home and talk about living in it. The home is listed for sale with Coldwell Banker’s Barbara Mawicke, 847-446-4500.

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