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One of 77 designated community areas in Chicago, the Hyde Park neighborhood is home to some of the city’s most beautiful and iconic institutions, ranging from the Museum of Science and Industry to the world-renowned University of Chicago.

Located about seven miles south of the Loop, Hyde Park is officially bounded by 51st Street/Hyde Park Boulevard to the north, the Midway Plaisance to the south, Washington Park on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Some locals stretch their definition of Hyde Park to include some of the southernmost parts of Kenwood, which is, officially, a separate community area.

A popular destination for locals and tourists alike, Hyde Park played home to the 1893 World’s Fair. Also known as the Columbian Exposition, this major turning point in American history introduced the idea of electricity – not to mention the modern ferris wheel – to nearly 30 million people.

Today, Hyde Park still has plenty to offer, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s world famous Robie House, great access to the beaches of Lake Michigan, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Hyde Park Art Center, which has been an influential institution in Chicago’s art scene for decades.

Want to learn more about this historic and welcoming neighborhood? Here are a few resources worth checking out:

Curious about Hyde Park’s housing market? Here are the market conditions you need to know right now:

Although the calendar has just turned over from 2021 to 2022, it’s time for Chicago landlords to start thinking about the spring rental season. Passed and signed in July 2020, Chicago’s Fair Notice Ordinance made significant changes to Chicago landlords’ obligations to their tenants in the event the landlord elects to terminate a lease or raise the rent. These changes mean that some Chicago landlords must think about notifying their tenants now of proposed changes, even if those changes will not go into effect until the spring.

Which Landlords Were Affected By The Change?

Originally published December 1, 2020:

Although we’ve all gotten a little bit used to the pandemic-induced chaos of the last few years, there’s no question that we could all use a little more stability and predictability in our lives — especially when it comes to our homes. While the first half of 2021 led to price hikes and double-digit year-over-year growth in many areas, the market
slowed significantly in October, leaving more room for thoughtful buyers who may have been discouraged by the active markets of the summer. For many buyers and sellers, these huge swings have led to nerves, and have discouraged more deliberate investors. The good news, for home sellers and buyers alike, is that 2022 should bring some more stability and predictability to the housing market, and a return to some normalcy as the country, and the area, recover from the lingering effects of the pandemic.

What are the Current Market Conditions for Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, and All of West Town?

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West Town refers to the large neighborhood northwest of the Loop, and is more commonly referenced by its sub-neighborhoods, which include Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, River West, East Village, part of Bucktown, and Noble Square. Lively communities entrenched in diverse histories and languages, the homes in West Town reflect the hippest and most old-fashioned sides of Chicago, all at once.

Wicker Park, named for the beautiful park at its heart, welcomes artists, families, and foodies alike, and is home to trendy bars, galleries, theater spaces, and countless other quirky gems. You can get a cup of coffee from a number of different shops, most of which are independently owned and burst with eclectic charm.

Ukrainian Village is a more mellow choice. Lined with old trees and filled with classic brick architecture, “Uke Village,” as it's sometimes called, is home to lots of small family businesses, many of which have historically employed Ukrainian or Russian as a first language. Ukrainian Village was also named 2016's "Hottest Neighborhood in the Country" by our colleagues over at Redfin.

For more information on the rest of the neighborhoods that comprise West Town, we encourage you to check out some of these handy resources:

Ready to buy or sell a house or condo in one of these charming neighborhoods? Here are the current market statistics for all of West Town:

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