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Museums, public art, the University of Chicago campus and tributes to The Great Migration are just some of the cultural hotspots of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. The mix of blue collar and wealthy residents make the restaurants, homes and schools particularly diverse. Listed below are some of more well-known neighborhoods in Chicago’s South Side:


Located 12 miles from downtown Chicago, Pullman is known as a Chicago Landmark District that is currently in the process of gentrifying. Hotel Florence, the Arcade Building and the adjacent Kensington neighborhood are just a few notable points of interest.

● Hyde Park

Home to the University of Chicago, as well as the longtime home of President Barack Obama, Hyde Park hosts two of Chicago’s four historic sites. The Museum of Science and Industry and the Hyde Park Art Center are just some of this neighborhood’s points of interest, but the architecture alone can make for an enticing afternoon stroll in the park.

● Armour Square

The Armour Square community encompasses Chicago’s Chinatown, Bridgeport and Bronzeville areas. Home to the Chicago White Sox’s stadium, U.S. Cellular Field, this neighborhood is easily accessible via public transportation and a tourist hotspot. There are a plethora of restaurants, specialty shops and adventurous grocers waiting to be discovered.