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Hyde Park, home to the University of Chicago, is Community Area 41 of the 77 on the city's official list. It's often referred to today along with its immediate neighbor to the north as Hyde Park / Kenwood. The historical boundaries of Hyde Park are 59th St to E Hyde Park Blvd (5100 S), and Lake Shore Dr to Cottage Grove Ave (800 E).

ZIP codes: 60637, 60615.

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Del Prado apartments, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Del Prado apartments

The Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is a 12-story vintage hotel that was recently converted to 202 apartments. The Del Prado was designed by Newhouse & Bernham and built in 1918 by Sherman Tecumseh Cooper. It’s one of a group of distinctive buildings that mark the gateway from ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
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Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Algonquin, Hyde Park

The Algonquin, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, consists of six 14-story apartment towers with a total of 414 units. The Algonquin was built in 1951 on part of the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. Pace Associates designed the Algonquin with the peripheral involvement of Mies van der Rohe. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
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Regents Park apartments, 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park‘s two modernist towers house 1,031 apartments at 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr in Hyde Park / Kenwood. Regents Park was built on the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel, which had a private beachfront prior to the construction of South Lake Shore Drive. The hotel became 5th Army Headquarters after World War ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

The circus-themed grand opening at Hyde Park’s Shoreland Apartments

Shoreland grand opening

The Shoreland, once one of Chicago’s grandest hotels, has been reincarnated as a luxury apartment building. The Shoreland’s soaring Art Deco lobby recently hosted a circus-themed grand opening party celebrating the Hyde Park landmark’s transformation. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spaces in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 3, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Spacious modern apartments at Regents Park in Hyde Park

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park, 5020 S Lake Shore Dr, has a lavish amenities package that outshines everything else in Hyde Park and ranks among the very best in Chicago. Regents Park’s extensive amenities include a sprawling landscaped terrace, an oversized pool with waterfall and whirlpool, a poolside restaurant, creative children’s play areas, an on-site coffee shop, a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 13, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Hyde Park’s Del Prado apartments, where location meets luxury

Del Prado

The former Del Prado hotel, an ornately-decorated landmark at the gateway between Hyde Park and the lakefront, has been renovated into luxury apartments. The Del Prado is across from Harold Washington Park, has bus service at its front door and a Metra stop a block away, and is a short walk from the now-thriving 53rd ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 8, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Affordable modern apartments in a prime East Hyde Park location

Algonquin

Modernist master Mies van der Rohe designed the Algonquin Apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, in the early 1950s. Several years ago the apartments were completely and stylishly renovated. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments have wall-to-wall windows, very functional layouts, kitchens with ample cabinet and counter space, granite counters, dishwashers and under-mount sinks. The location ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 6, 2014
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An affordable Hyde Park 2-bedroom steps from the Metra

Algonquin

The rapidly-developing retail and restaurant scene along 53rd Street in Hyde Park has North Siders taking a look at a neighborhood they’d never previously considered. Hyde Park’s advantages are well-known: excellent proximity to the lake and parks, a rich mix of architecture, and the cosmopolitan vibe that comes with being home to the University of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 2, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Kid-friendly Hyde Park apartments

Regents Park Chicago

There are only a few Chicago apartment complexes with amenities that cater to young children and fewer still that offer special events for kids. Regents Park in Hyde Park has the most kid-friendly environment I’ve seen in the city. For starters, there’s Kanga*Roo Park, pictured above, which features a giant inflatable castle, crafts and games, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 1, 2014
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Will a burgeoning Hyde Park attract North Siders?

Del Prado view

I’ll be in Hyde Park today, shooting video at three apartment complexes with a total of more than 1,600 apartments: the Algonquin, the Del Prado and Regents Park. The Algonquin and Regents Park are visible in the view, above, that I shot two years ago from the roof of the Del Prado. Among other agenda ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 30, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Construction views – City Hyde Park and Vue53

City Hyde Park

It’s been nearly 25 years since a new high-rise apartment building has been built in Hyde Park. That decades-long drought is slated to end next year with the opening of two projects that are in the early stages of construction: City Hyde Park and Vue53. City Hyde Park will occupy the block-long site, pictured above, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 28, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Hyde Park’s Vue53 moving forward

Vue53 rendering

McHugh Construction, the general contractor for Vue53, announced on its Facebook page that it will be hosting an outreach event on Thursday, April 24, for qualified union subcontractors interested in working on the development. Additional signs that Vue53 is progressing include the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction of the project, and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 18, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

An update on Shops and Lofts at 47

Shops and Lofts at 47

The groundbreaking for the long-dormant Shops and Lofts at 47, 47th St and Cottage Grove, occurred just over a year ago and the development was slated to open “in early 2014.” It’s been seven years and a day since we first wrote about the project. Early 2014 has come and gone, but the project appeared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour new luxury apartments at the Shoreland in Hyde Park

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The Shoreland is a Hyde Park landmark, once one of its grandest hotels and now its newest luxury apartments. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spaces in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level amenities that include resident lounges, a game / party room and a fitness room with space ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
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A brief take on Hyde Park’s Shoreland apartments

Shoreland lobby, Chicago

I visited Hyde Park‘s newly-renovated Shoreland apartments last Saturday for a sponsored video shoot. Here are my first impressions of what I saw, and what I heard. The contrast between the Shoreland’s ornate Spanish Renaissance Revival exterior and its Art Moderne lobby couldn’t be more striking. A variety of furniture groupings and colorful rugs reduce ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2014
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Hyde Park, South Loop apartments get gigabit Internet

AMLI Lofts

The recently-renovated Shoreland in Hyde Park claimed the title of “first residential building in the city of Chicago to offer internet access with up to 1Gbps of speed.” Details of the amenities at the soon-to-open AMLI Lofts, 850 S Clark in the South Loop, are now public in an eBrochure at the building’s website. Notable ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Amenity-rich apartments in Hyde Park / Kenwood

University of Chicago

The Sutherland was built as a hotel and briefly converted to a military hospital. Its most famous incarnation, however, was as a music venue frequented by some of the greats of jazz music. The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, was recently converted to luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. As ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 28, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

From the vault – Solstice on the Park

Aerial view of Jackson Park / Hyde Park

The page for Solstice on the Park at Studio Gang’s website dates to 2006. We published the above model tour and the following overview of the building exactly five years ago today. We checked in on the status of the project, which has an enviable location fronting Jackson Park, in November of 2010 and again ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour the Sutherland model apartments in Hyde Park with the designer

The Sutherland

The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, was built as a hotel and briefly converted to a military hospital. Its most famous incarnation, however, was as a music venue frequented by some of the greats of jazz music. When the Sutherland was recently converted to luxury apartments the lobby was restored ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 20, 2013
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The views from The Sutherland in Hyde Park / Kenwood

Sutherland view

I find rooftops irresistible, especially when they offer a clear view of the near and far surroundings. The recently-renovated Sutherland apartment building, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is only six stories in height but it’s surrounded by low-rise buildings. The upper floors of the building have sweeping vistas from nearly every ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 26, 2013