10 Great Neighborhoods in Chicago

From River North to the Gold Coast, to Wicker Park and the South Loop, discover some of Chicago's best neighborhoods and find out which one is right for you.

University of Chicago in Hyde Park. It's still considered a college town and attracts professors and world-class minds. The South Shore neighborhood hosted the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (the world's fair). Many of the resort hotels that lined Lakeshore Drive have been converted into apartments and condos.

Hyde Park

Boundaries:  Between 51st Street/Hyde Park Boulevard on the north, 59th and 60th streets on the south, Washington Park on the west and Lake Michigan on the east

Without question, one of the most famous residents is the 44th President Barack Obama. Seven miles from the Loop on the South Side of Chicago, you'll find several of the country's more prestigious institutions. The University of Chicago, renown for producing over 87 Nobel Prize laureates, including two 2013 award recipients for economics, is here. Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters played the standing-room-only gig with the Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.

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