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The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce welcomes

American Mattress - 1408 East 53rd Street

Nova Driving School - 5503 South Harper Avenue

Village Eyecare - 1621 East 55th Street



Join us for:

Farmers Market Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

        Thursday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m.

        In Harper Court between Harper Ave. and 53rd Street

Living in Hyde Park: Housing

Hyde Park escaped the devastation of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, so the neighborhood boasts some of the oldest houses in the city. Of course, there’s plenty of brand-new building going on, too, and a special focus on luxe condo conversions.

Housing options in Hyde Park range from large single-family homes to townhouses, high-rise condominiums, three- and four-story walk-up co-ops, and rental apartments. Montgomery Place  offers seniors a continuing-care retirement community.

An array of real estate agents and apartment rental services are available to help you find your dream home. Browse the real estate & housing category in our business directory for more information.

Obama Presidential Center

university of chicago

Dear Community Partners,

Today the Barack Obama Foundation announced that the South Side of Chicago has been selected as the location for the Obama Presidential Center, which will include the Obama Presidential Library. In the coming months, the Foundation will decide which of the two possible South Side sites will be home to the presidential center. Whichever location they choose, today’s decision creates major opportunities for the South Side and the City of Chicago.

This successful effort to win the presidential center would not have been possible without the active engagement of our neighboring communities. From the time the University of Chicago began making the case to locate the library on the South Side, numerous organizations, civic leaders, and elected officials contributed their ideas and support. We are especially grateful to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose leadership and actions have been absolutely essential in this project. Our Community Advisory Board provided important counsel and perspective, and institutions across the city identified opportunities for potential collaboration. Many of you also personally lent your time, expertise, and enthusiasm to the process. I thank you and congratulate you on this achievement.

We are deeply appreciative that President Obama, Mrs. Obama, and the Foundation chose the South Side as the location for the first truly urban presidential library, one that simultaneously will be strongly connected to the community and will offer programs of global impact. 

Going forward, the University will support the Foundation and City’s efforts in community engagement, including planning, economic development, and individual and institutional collaborations. We look forward to working with the Foundation, the City, our neighbors, community partners, and civic leaders to realize the distinctive potential of the Obama Presidential Center.

We believe the opening of this presidential center will mark a watershed moment for the South Side and the City, serving as a catalyst for economic and cultural opportunities as well as community programming. We encourage you to continue to share your ideas with the Foundation as the next phase of this historic effort unfolds.


Robert J. Zimmer

President, University of Chicago



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