About Hyde Park
Host to a who’s who of history makers, writers, world-class institutions and a former U.S. president, Hyde Park has a storied past as one of Chicago’s most famous neighborhoods.
The famed lakefront neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side is home to the University of Chicago, where Barack Obama was a professor before becoming the 44th President of the United States. Hyde Park is also the setting of Richard Wright’s Native Son and former home to residents from Muhammad Ali to Saul Bellow and Clarence Darrow.
Only 10 minutes from The Loop, Hyde Park draws an eclectic mix of residents and a melting pot of cultures. Residents enjoy tree-lined streets, landmark mansions, beautiful beaches and one of the best views of the Chicago skyline.
In addition to its stately mansions, Hyde Park has a number of pre-war high-rises, modern high-rises and architecturally significant mansions. Hyde Park also has a variety of new construction condominiums, lofts, townhomes and single-family homes.
A number of cultural gems are located in Hyde Park, including The Museum of Science and Industry, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Oriental Institute to name a few.