That area isn’t safe. Same answer as your other post. Generally speaking, the south side of Chicago isn’t safe for visitors. You need to rethink your Airbnb areas.
Hyde Park is easily accessible by Metra Electric train from downtown.
Ask your son. He will tell you that it's not safe.
Maybe try one of the chain motels off I-80/94 in and near Hammond, IN.
Talk to the University ask where they recommend visitors stay for easy access to campus. It's probably on their website.
If you are looking for a cheap AirBnB or VRBO...... don't
Booyakasha,, per the OP’s other post, he is coming in for graduation next June. The usual places in Hyde Park are probably already booked. The advice on the other thread is that he should stay downtown.
There are no 'safe' areas in Chicago. You have to be aware of your surroundings no matter where you are in the city. That being said, the University of Chicago is a beautiful area including its surrounding communities such as Bronzeville, Hyde Park. Also, there are some major revamping going on as well due to the new Obama Library being built minutes away from the University. Their is a good measure of security features also at the University such as the security poles, very visible walking and vehicle security, The university also has its own police department, fire department, post office, etc. Its a city within a city. President Obama's house is just around the corner.
If you want to compare crime statistics in chicago from various communities, feel free to go to the police Clear map for crime stats: http://gis.chicagopolice.org/CLEARMap/startPage.htm
Select 2 week intervals.
"There are no 'safe' areas in Chicago." WHAT? That's just not true.
I was wondering why SAFE is in quotes ? Of course there are areas in Chicago that are much safer than others but maybe it's meant that not any area of Chicago is 100 % safe. As is the case in any other large city or town. One would feel way safer on East Oak St than on East 67th st.
Wait Here Chicago is off base with the first comment. And considering their handle is a link to a travel related business is interesting, to say the least.
WaitHereChicago just got here and is posting its solicitations/advertisements all over the place. They have no business on TA.