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 such as Muhammad Ali, Saul Bellow and Clarence Darrow.
Only 10 minutes from The Loop, Hyde Park boasts tree-lined streets, landmark mansions, beautiful beaches and one of the best views of the Chicago skyline. 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 Museum.
Hyde Park has a number of pre-war high-rises, modern high-rises and architecturally significant mansions. The neighborhood also offers a variety of new construction condominiums, lofts, townhomes and single-family homes.