The Real Hyde Park is a lifestyle blog devoted to discovering more about the people around us. Through short stories and captivating photos, we take a peek into the lives of the interesting individuals we meet wherever we roam in the Chicago Hyde Park neighborhood.

Hyde Park is a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, approximately seven miles south of downtown Chicago.

Hyde Park’s official boundaries are 51st Street/Hyde Park Boulevard on the north, the Midway Plaisance (between 59th and 60th streets) on the south, Washington Park on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Other city documents include north between 47th Street and 51st Street/Hyde Park Boulevard as part of Hyde Park. The area encompassing Hyde Park and the southern part of Kenwood is sometimes referred to as Hyde Park-Kenwood.

The University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and two of Chicago’s four historic sites listed in the original 1966 National Register of Historic Places (Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first artificial nuclear reactor, and Robie House) are in Hyde Park.