The Hyde Park neighborhood, located seven miles south of the Chicago Loop on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, houses the city's most eclectic collection of antiquities, culture, and historic landmarks. Hyde Park has been a focal point for prominent guests such as Mary Todd Lincoln, who lived there during the summer of 1865.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West - Lake Michigan to Washington Park
North to South -51st Street/Hyde Park Boulevard to Midway Plaisance
Nearby Neighborhoods - Kenwood, Woodlawn, Washington Park, and Grand Boulevard
$45,000 to $4,205,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0 to $6409/mo, $0, $175 to $1750
400 to 10000 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$79,000 to $2,750,000
0 to 8 Bedrooms
1 to 6 Bathrooms
1883 to 2018
The neighborhood is affordable for students of the University of Chicago but also has real estate ideal for singles and families.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Collegiate, affluent, fashionable, and family-friendly.
An ideal location for those who enjoy both the city and nature.
Many University of Chicago students live in Hyde Park, but the neighborhood is diverse and draws people from all walks of life. Hyde Park does an excellent job of maintaining its greenery, making it an ideal location for those who enjoy the city but also appreciate nature. The infamous Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House is also located in Hyde Park. The Museum of Science and Industry is the main tourist attraction in the area.
A laid-back vibe for all ages.
The breathtaking sliver of shoreline along Lake Michigan is usually speckled with walkers, joggers, bikers and stroller-pushers, while the museum grounds teem with visitors from around the world. The rest of Hyde Park accommodates residents and students with a diverse mix of restaurants, bookshops, historic landmarks and several seasonal events, bike tours and neighborhood street festivals.
Stunning vintage buildings and treasured architectural gems.
Beautiful vintage buildings and treasured architectural gems can be found throughout Hyde Park, some of which were designed by famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe.
Prices are steadily rising but remain significantly lower than homes north of the Loop.
When it comes to Hyde Park real estate, you get more for your money in terms of space and all of the modern amenities of a 21st-century lifestyle. And you're still only six miles from the excitement and commerce of downtown. The Chicago Tribune published an article about the redevelopment of the communities surrounding Hyde Park, noting that the south side has attracted many new homebuyers from the area as well as from out of state.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The pairing of green space and culture is a utopian existence for any big city dweller.
There are some great parks in the neighborhood, a few brunch options, and the local park district and Chamber of Commerce do an excellent job of hosting a wide range of community events. Of course, you can visit the Museum of Science and Industry to see their latest attractions, which are suitable for both children and adults. Take a short walk or quick bus ride to the lakefront's walking, running, and biking paths, or simply enjoy the minimally populated lakefront access.
Hyde Park is particularly walkable because it is home to a college campus. The university borders Midway Plaza Park and Washington Park (the park is in its namesake neighborhood), making the southwest corner of the neighborhood a walker and biker's paradise. Those who prefer non-motorized transportation can continue south to the South Shore Cultural Center or north to Foster Beach in Edgewater. The Metra has three stops in the area, and a quick 20-minute ride will take you to Millennium station, which is located in the heart of the Loop. Meanwhile, the South Shore Line can take you north to the Loop or south to South Bend, Indiana. Main routes run east/west along Hyde Park Blvd, 55th Street, 57th Street, and 60th Street, as well as north/south along South Cottage Grove Avenue, South Woodlawn Avenue, and South Lake Park Avenue. Trying to find a parking spot near the university during peak hours can be a futile exercise, but the neighborhood is generally car-friendly.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival was named TimeOut Magazine's Best Event of the Year 2021. This remarkable two-day free festival, presented on 11 stages throughout Hyde Park, showcases collaboration between academic, cultural, and community institutions, as well as local businesses, to present over 34 bands in a variety of settings throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood. Over 20,000 jazz fans and enthusiasts are expected to attend the event, which will feature more than 18 hours of nonstop jazz performances.