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This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for being the home to the University of Chicago.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful area to visit in the Fall. There are sidewalks and beautiful homes. You will see dog walkers, families strolling and runners. You are close to the Lake, museums and small restaurants. There are now two hotels in the area and several...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I recommend a walk along the Hyde Park (Down town) area. Do visit Cafe 53 for a quick snacks and coffee. They have an outside area to sit, otherwise take food to nearby Park. The part has activities for the kids. Obama's house is also...More

6  Thank Farid P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was too hot for a stroll through this wonderful neighborhood. Although we did see some people jogging in the intense heat, WOW! In any case, I advise you go early in the morning or late afternoon as the temps in the summer will melt...More

2  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This park is situated in continuation on Millenium park and it is a paradise for people who want to spend sunday with family. Very close to metro and you will find small snacks to have or you can carry on your on. Try to get...More

1  Thank Maneesh12345
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is an interesting and attractive neighborhood. Places of interest include the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago (particularly Rockafeller Chapel and the main quadrangle), the Midway, Robie House, and the Obama house, although during Obama's presidency you didn't get close to...More

1  Thank 0chicagotraveler1
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Hyde Park is a beautiful neighborhood in Chicago that boasts the home of The University of Chicago, Rockefeller Chapel, Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright) The Museum of Science and Industry and a beautiful lakefront. Well worth an afternoon visit in the Spring or Summer. Great...More

2  Thank GaryCWinnipeg
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a fascinating and beautiful area of Chicago boardering on Lake Michigan and the Campus of the University of Chicago....and there are little stores and restaurants reflecting the diversity of the area....but be cautious...there is some crime so you have to be aware.....however....you will...More

5  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice higher end neighborhood. Passed by President Obama house, seen it from side, not much visible, street is block from one side. Passed by Ali house and former Elija Muhammad house, very close to each other

2  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the homes in this and the connecting neighborhood. Will not mention the names of the homes that I seen; out of respect for the owners. Could not get to close to some areas due to Secret Service....and that was fine too.

2  Thank tracey w
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Strolled through here on my way to a museum. It's a very nice and well maintained area. I was even able to enjoy an arts fair along the way.

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