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Best of the South Side 2010

Given that the University of Chicago is situated smack dab in the middle of Hyde Park, the resulting feel of the neighborhood (and of Kenwood, immediately to the north) is one of a strange cultural mélange. Sure, there’s the obvious difference in economic class between many of the UofC students and the local community members, but to reduce the social milieu to merely an advent of economic diversity would be superficial. Furthermore, to classify the area as a “college town” would be similarly incorrect. Beyond the University, and those businesses that cater to it, Hyde Park and Kenwood are full of unique restaurants, gardens, community centers, and even monk parakeets.