Kenwood Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Walk along the sidewalks of the Kenwood neighborhood under the shade of old oaks and maples to the city’s most visited historic sites, Ward Meade Mansion and Old Prairie Town. Or walk a few blocks south to Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library or Topeka High School for a top-notch performance in the fine old Gothic building. Another short walk leads to the state capital. Kenwood is a neighborhood of small, well-kept homes, bound by Interstate 70, Southwest Quinton Avenue, Southwest Willow Avenue, and Southwest Broadmoor Avenue.
Kenwood is close to the city’s multi-block health care district including the city’s two largest hospitals. Many health-care related services are here as well.
The neighborhood is little more than a mile from Gage Park, home of the Topeka Zoo. But Gage Park offers much more than the zoo. Also located at Gage Park are Helen Hocker Theater, the rose garden, 160 acres of walking and play areas, and an antique carousel. The family dog will love the Bark Park, an off-leash area. The pond is used for fishing in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Across the street from Gage Park is Fleming Place, featuring a large grocery store, pharmacy, and several restaurants. Larger retail centers are only a couple of miles away. These include Fairlawn Plaza and West Ridge Mall.
Easily accessible via Interstate 70 is the Governor’s Mansion known as Cedar Crest. The French Normandy-style mansion overlooks acres of native prairie. The grounds around the mansion offer miles of trails and a small fishing pond. Just beyond is a new facility where canoeists access the Kansas River.
Less than a mile from Cedar Crest is a large theater complex, Hollywood 14, with several casual dining restaurants such as Red Robin.