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Hyde Park

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Address: Chicago, IL
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This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for...

This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for being the home to the University of Chicago.

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Not much to see but nice

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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SF Bay Area
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Hyde Park is a diverse place with many landmarks. The University of Chicago, The Robe House, Washington Park, and Obama's home. Our walk on guide toured us through this area of the city. Definitely built up with the University of Chicago.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The mixture of older restaurants such as Valois and ones such as Medici along with newer ones like Chant make Hyde Park a great place to experience a unique neighborhood in Chicago. There are also three historic bars: The Checkerboard, Woodlawn Tap, and the Cove Lounge that should be checked out. The proximity to University of Chicago as well as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Uchicago with my daughter and after the tour walked around Hyde Park. Beautiful gentrified neighborhood. Felt safe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We have visited many highlights in Hyde Park - including the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Smart Museum of Art, Science & Industry Museum and the U of C. This weekend we went on an architectural tour of Kenwood - and it included a few homes in Hyde Park as well. The official boundaries of Hyde Park are 51st Street/Hyde... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Hyde Park is in the very immediate area of the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science & Industry. It is located at approximately 5500 S. Lake Park Ave. (a continuation of Lake Shore Drive). This is a gentrified area within the area of a university campus. One of the top universities in the country. There are plenty of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Hyde Park is a marvelous, diverse place with many well know landmarks. The University of Chicago, The Robe House, Washington Park, Obama's home, and many wonderful museums. But a little hidden gem is a beautiful tranquil park behind the Museum of Science and Industry which is a prairie, a woodland and houses a lovely Japanese Garden. You would never know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This neighborhood has some great restaurants and hotels. It seems pretty safe and there is always something going on. If you're in Chicago you should visit Hyde Park.

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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