Hyde Park Chicago Real Estate Apartment for Sale / Rentals
Location: About 6 miles south of the Loop—more specifically: 51st Street to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Midway Plaisance (between 59th and 60th) to the south and Cottage Grove Avenue (800E) to the west
Neighboring Neighborhoods: Bronzeville, Washington Park, Woodlawn, Kenwood
Ideally located just 6 or so miles from the Chicago Loop and stretching along Lake Michigan, Hyde Park has a lot going for it and a lot of people coming to this neighborhood to live. Hyde Park has a small town feel but the big city of Chicago is really close with all its allure and attractions. People also appreciate easy access to the Lake and one of the most stunning views of the city anywhere.
Hyde Park earns great grades for distinction because it is the site of the renown University of Chicago and has been the home of 69 Nobel Laureates affiliated with the university—the largest number of Nobel Laureates affiliated with any institution of higher learning. But wait, there’s more.
The University of Chicago Hospitals and the largest medical research institute in Illinois are also here. So is the amazing Museum of Science and Industry, the Dusable Museum of African American History and let’s not forget another prominent resident: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States. Frank Lloyd Wright built his famed Robie House here listed as “one of the top five buildings in the country.”
Beyond a doubt, Hyde Park is a rich mix of intellectuals, artists, students, business-people and couples getting down to the business of creating a bright future and raising a family.
Your Plate’s Full for Dining: Eating here is literally for the upper crust with famed Eduardo’s Natural Pizza (1321 E. 57th Street). Then there’s La Petite Folie (1504 E. 55th Street), proclaimed as one of the finest French restaurants in Chicago and perhaps the country. For Korean, there’s Café Corea and, of course, every other ethnic and American delicacy and delight your palate craves. Mike’s Favorites include: Valois for buffet dining, The Medici for pizza and sandwiches and Harold’s for fried chicken. For high end northern Italian combined with southern French, Mike likes A10 at 1462 E. 53rd. For more information on these and other restaurants head for www.chicago.menupages.com
Browsing Housing: There’s an equal blend of housing opportunities in Hyde Park, including contemporary high rises, landmark historic districts, architecturally stunning mansions, and many newly-constructed condominiums, lofts, town homes and single-family homes. The wise buyer starts looking with the experienced help of Mike Kaufman of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Unusually attractive bargains in Hyde Park don’t stay hidden from Mike.
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