Hyde Park Neighborhood


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  • Find bus and train routes. See in real time where a bus or train is on a map or estimated arrival times.

  • The northbound 56th and Hyde Park Blvd. bus stop is #1517. The southbound bus stop is #1655.

  • If you have a smartphone, consider getting the Transit App.

Eating and Dining

The Hyde Park Herald "Happenings" brochure lists forty-six (46) restaurants in the neighborhood, which runs the gamut from A to Z.

  • Ascione (Italian), 1500 E. 55th St.

  • Bonjour Cafe (Bakery), 1550 E. 55th St.

  • la petite folie (French), 1504 E. 55th St.

  • Nicky's (Chinese), 5231 S. Woodlawn Ave.

  • Piccolo Mondo (Italian), 1642 E. 56th St.

  • Medici on 57th, (Pizza and much more), 1327-1331 E. 57th St.

  • Morry’s Deli (Famous local deli) 5500 S. Cornell Ave.

  • Nella (Pizza and pasta), 1125 E 55th St.

  • Pizza Capri (Pizza), 1501 E. 53rd St.

  • The Promontory (Trendy restaurant & bar), 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

  • Rajun Cajun (Indian & Soul Food), 1459 E. 53rd St.

  • The Snail (Thai), 1649 E. 55th St.

  • Valois (American diner-Breakfast/Brunch), 1518 E. 53rd St.

  • Virtue (American Southern Cuisine), 1462 E 53rd St

  • Zaleski & Horvath Market Cafe (Deli), 1323 E. 57th St.


Cultural Centers

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Outdoor Enjoyment

Places of Worship

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There are dozens of shops in Downtown Hyde Park along 53rd Street and 55th Street.




Hyde Park & Chicago News and Information

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Hyde Park Herald

  • Hyde Park's very own newspaper. Please consider subscribing as well.

Chicago Magazine

  • A great way to find out what's going on in the city!

Time Out Chicago

  • Discover Chicago's best things to do, events, restaurants, theater and nightlife.

Chicago Reader

  • Chicago News & Politics, Music & Nightlife, Arts & Culture, Film, Food & Drink, Best of Chicago, things to do, places to go, and more—plus Classifieds.


  • SilverSneakers is the premier fitness program provided at no cost by more than 60 health plans nationwide. Classes designed for all abilities.

1700 E 56th Street on Wikipedia

  • Interesting information about our building on Wikipedia.

Hyde Park Neighborhood on Wikipedia

  • Interesting information about our neighborhood on Wikipedia.

Jackson Park on Wikipedia

  • Interesting information about Jackson Park on Wikipedia.

Chicago Department of Transportation - Jackson Park transportation improvements.

  • Get up to date information about transportation changes during the construction of The Obama Presidential Center.


Government Offices

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5th Ward Alderman’s Office

  • A Chicago native and fierce community advocate with deep roots in the South Shore and Hyde Park neighborhoods.

  • Find important community resources.

  • Consider signing up for the 5th Ward Updates emails to receive timely information about our Ward.

City of Chicago

  • The City of Chicago's official website.

State of Illinois

  • The State of Illinois’s official website.