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Old 02-13-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I'm from out of state, moving to Chicago this month and being offered an apartment in Calumet St and E. 56th St. Is this area still considered part of Hyde Park? Is the neighborhood safe? Can you get mugged walking along MLuther King Drive?

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I'm from out of state, moving to Chicago this month and being offered an apartment in Calumet St and E. 56th St. Is this area still considered part of Hyde Park? Is the neighborhood safe? Can you get mugged walking along MLuther King Drive?

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Definitely not Hyde Park. Its in the Washington Park neighborhood which is quite a bit poorer and much more dangerous than Hyde Park. In fact, this is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. Would not recommend anyone move there, especially someone from out of state. Hyde Park is east of Cottage Grove.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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Maybe that explains why I was being offered such a low rate for the unit. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Default 56th and Calumet

That's not Hyde Park. Its part of a new development of townhouses and condo conversions south of 55th (Garfield) between State and King Drive. I wouldn't call it Washington Prk, either, which I think is on the north edge of the park.

I have a 40 year old single female friend who bought a converted condo at 56th and MLK. She doesn't do much walking around there but does walk to her deeded parking space across the alley. You will see teenster college students from the UofC transferring from the Green Line el around there.

That area is not for people unfamiliar with Chicago. Can you get mugged there? Well, Cardinal Cody was mugged outside of Holy Name Cathedral so I guess a person can get mugged at 56th and Calumet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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I know this thread was started in 08. Just thought I would get an update on the area. Looking at a condo 56th and king drive. How is the green line at garfield at 11pm?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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Pretty much the same ...
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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I was actually at that Garfield stop this weekend. They have added parking at the stop and completely re-did the station so now passengers alight and depart from the north side of Garfield. There is also a new, interesting business at the corner of Garfield and Prairie.

However, that Green Line station at 11pm? Not for newbies to the area.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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^^ Yes, and U of C is building out the property nearby for an Art Studio .. but I'd agree about the station and the neighborhood environment for a newbie .. I haven't seen the upgraded El station ..and chances are I won't from a train commuter POV.It's good that capital upgrades are happening, but that area has had so many false starts over the years .. It's not for the squeamish ..and one should not be under the illusion that it's "Hyde Park" .. except for the physical proximity, it's not even close ..
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the response. I've been in Chicago now for 5 years so I'm not exactly a newbe. I live in Hyde Park and noticed some condos in that area.
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