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Chicago South Side: A Local Guide to the South Side of Chicago

The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park and other popular North Side attractions often come to mind when people think of Chicago. However, many people don’t realize that Chicago South Side carries its weight when it comes to the abundance of culture, architecture, history and area attractions. In fact, the South Side is where it all began.

Hyde Park

The tree-lined streets of Hyde Park offer an eclectic mix of people and culture, as well as a slew of restaurants and boutiques along 53rd Avenue. Located near the picturesque lakefront, the cornerstone of this fabulous neighborhood is the world-renowned University of Chicago. The artsy neighborhood is home to both aspiring college students and young professionals seeking opportunity in nearby downtown. The median home price in Hyde Park is $275,148 with 34.6 percent owner occupied.

When visiting Hyde Park, be sure to explore the following attractions:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. An example of both the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House offers tours that are led by trained guides who will give you insights into the amazing contemporary spaces designed by Wright over a century ago.
  • Museum of Science and Industry. As one of the largest science museums in the world, the Museum of Science and Industry is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits.

Beverly

Beverly is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods on the Chicago South Side. Beautiful mansions adorn the hillsides along Longwood Drive providing a scenic Sunday afternoon drive. Beverly, along with its neighbor Mount Greenwood, is home to the largest neighborhood parade in the country, the infamous South Side St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The median home price in Beverly is $284,345 with 81.7 percent owner occupied.

When visiting Beverly, be sure to check out:

  • The Field Museum. One of many museums located in the Chicago area, The Field Museum is a stunning attraction that combines a historic scientific library and a staff of active researchers with over 27 million artifacts in storage or on display.
  • Shedd Aquarium. The Shedd Aquarium has existed for over 80 years, allowing visitors to enjoy a learning experience that features over 32,000 animals living in the aquarium’s five main exhibits.

Kenwood

Kenwood is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city’s South Side. Originally part of the Hyde Park Township, the neighborhood was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889. Once one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, the area still has some of the largest single-family homes in the city. The median home price in Kenwood is $325,275 with approximately 34.5 percent owner occupied.

  • Chicago Cultural Center. Built in 1897 and known for its many showcases and antique design, the Chicago Cultural Center is a free attraction that’s hosted many programs over the years, including folk, jazz, pop and world concerts.
  • Navy Pier. A 3,300-foot pier located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is home to a number of amusement rides — most notably, the large Ferris wheel located about halfway down. A museum, local shops and restaurants are situated along the pier as well.

Homebuyers who are considering Chicago as a potential landing spot might just be surprised when they venture south of Madison Street in search of a new home.

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