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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Hyde Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 26,827. Hyde Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Hyde Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hyde Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hyde Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Hyde Park...
Population
26,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,115
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Hyde Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    260.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    334.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    602.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,981.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    264
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,844
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Hyde Park is a friendly diverse community, it's supported by the University of Chicago. There's lot's of great restaurants and small businesses with unique items. I have met people all around the world in Hyde Park, which I have learned over twenty different cultures in the last two years.

You see people walking and riding bikes in the community daily. In the summer there are over a dozen community festivals and live outdoor jazz concerts that are free for the community.

Overall visitors who visit Chicago I recommend they stop by Hyde Park community I'm sure they would be pleased with the outcome.
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I love Hyde Park, Chicago. Of all of the 77 neighborhoods that Chicago has to offer, I believe is the safest, most interesting and most diverse. It is home to the distinguished University of Chicago. So many different people reside in Chicago, of every different race, ethnicity and religion. People that come from all different walks of life. Hyde Park is a quick bus ride away from downtown and train ride away from anywhere else in the city. There are so many restaurants museums and shops, and you're literally right on the beach! You could spend a whole day here and completely fall in love with it.
I’ve lived in Hyde Park for over 15 years. I attended Grammar and High School here also. The area has changed within the last 10 years. It went from a family/community kinda setting to a college campus. The University of Chicago has inspired much of the area to conform to the students. It can be fun at times and other times it can bring unwanted behaviors to the neighborhood. The view is great though and the food is also. Stop by soon!