Just west of Downtown, Historic Kenwood is a diverse, artsy district known for its mature oak trees, brick streets, and high concentration of Craftsman bungalows. Relaxed restaurants and cafes, beer bars, and gay nightspots line busy Central Avenue and 34 Street North. Neighborhood events like architecture tours and artist open-studio nights create a strong community vibe.
The Kenwood Historic District is a 375-acre residential area best known for its historic bungalows. It consists mostly of one-story and two-story single-family homes constructed between 1912 and 1945. Historic outbuildings, such as garages and garage apartments, are also common in the neighborhood. There are a variety of residential architectural styles represented in the district, including Frame and Masonry Vernacular, Craftsman Bungalow, Minimal Traditional, Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, Ranch, Prairie, American Foursquare, Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission, and International, bungalows constitute more than 50 per cent of the homes.
In addition to the large number of historic buildings remaining in the neighborhood, many of the historic landscape and streetscape elements remain. The majority of the avenues, which run in an east–west direction in the district, continue to be made of brick. Hexagonal paves can still be found comprising many of the sidewalks. The high granite curbs are also still evident along many of the streets, which are lined with large oak trees, as well as jacaranda, palms, and pine trees. Historic Kenwood is located on a plateau about 50 feet above sea level, making it much higher than other neighborhoods in the city. Another feature of Historic Kenwood is Seminole Park, with This historic park featuring many types of trees, grassy areas, sidewalks, playground equipment, and a modern pavilion in the center constructed in the Craftsman style.