South Shore

What you need to know

Located along the lakefront south of Jackson Park and Lake Shore Drive, South Shore is a predominantly African-American neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Its borders are 67th Street, 79th Street, and the Metra Electric tracks to the west. It features several beaches and parks including South Shore Community Center and Rainbow Beach. South Shore has been one of Chicago’s largest neighborhoods for most of its history and continues to be a popular area for thousands of residents. It is close to Hyde Park, has a thriving LGBTQ+ community, and has easy access to downtown via Lake Shore Drive and the Metra Train. South Shore has a well-earned reputation as a top neighborhood on the South Side.

Population: 50,000
Zip: 60649, 60637, 60619

Communities: Chicago Youth Center-Crown, House of Jacob, Mosque Maryam, All Nations Worship Assembly, St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Don Nash Community Center
Major CTA Stops: Metra Electric Line – Bryn Mawr, South Shore, 75th St (Grand Crossing)