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.
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Come by Nichols Park to see what Chainsaw artist Jim Long is doing.
Sponsored by the Nichols Park Advisory Council (NPAC), Chainsaw Artist, Jim Long is working in Nichols Park, south of the Tennis Courts on two tree trunks. The first design, of a Wolf is complete. The second design of a Heron is being worked on daily.
Stop by and see this artist in action mid-morning to late afternoon.
Hyde Park makes Top Ten List!
No. 7. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
The Hyde Park area served as a setting for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and following the event's staggering success, this formerly quaint neighborhood became a prized locale for development. Many of the luxury hotels constructed along the lakefront still stand, although they've since been turned into apartment buildings and condos.
Hyde Park's also home to Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Robie House, probably the finest example of Prairie School architecture in existence. Most of the original buildings constructed for the 1893 Exposition were destroyed over the years, and the enormous Palace of Fine Arts (now The Museum of Science and Industry) is actually the only remaining structure from the White City.
You can, however, still visit the Wooded Island in Jackson Park -- designed for the Exposition by Frederick Law Olmsted, it was reconstructed after being vandalized during World War II.
Thanks, thrillist.com for recognizing our neighborhood! Click here or on the picture above to find out who shares the top ten list!