Head south of the loop to see Chicago’s historic Hyde Park. Home to the University of Chicago, the city’s Museum Campus and the former residence of 44th President Barack Obama, this neighborhood is brimming with things to see and do. Easily accessible by both train and bus, Hyde Park is one of Chicago’s largest neighborhoods and has the booming restaurant and nightlife scene to show for it.
Population: 90,604 Zip: 60615
Communities: U Chicago, East Hyde Park, South Kenwood, Kenwood Historic District, Woodlawn Major CTA Stops: Millennium Station (Metra Electric Line), Museum Campus (Metra Electric Line), 51st/53rd (Green Line), 59th (Green Line)