“My son and I love living in South Shore. We live in the Jackson Park Highlands, a historical district within the South Shore neighborhood. Neighbors know each other, plan events for the neighborhood, and look out for each other. We feel a deep sense of community and celebrate the diversity that surrounds us. Our house is walking distance to the lake and we enjoy visiting Jackson Park where there is vast space for nature, play, and sports. We and our neighbors also very much look forward to the future Obama Presidential Center that will be located in Jackson Park. We feel very lucky to live where we do.”
“After living in Boston for 25 years, my family moved to Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood in 2014. We only had four days to find a house and spent an afternoon walking around South Shore. Neighbors came out to introduce themselves and it immediately felt like home. It’s a diverse, friendly neighborhood with an active social life. I bike to campus in 17 minutes year-round as long as I can see the ground, and it’s a short drive to downtown restaurants and museums.”
“We live in South Shore and really love our community in the Jackson Park Highlands. Especially in the last few years, the social interactions among neighbors have stepped up and it has really been fun as well as comfortable. The 2.5 mile bike commute to campus is, for me, a plus.”
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Explore Chicago’s South Side through a self-guided bicycle tour led by Dean John Boyer and Professor John Mark Hansen, hosted by Chicago Studies at the University of Chicago.