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Top 10 Chicago by Elaine Glusac, Elisa Kronish

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Far South

With magnificent architecture, interesting ethnic enclaves, and stand-out museums, Chicago’s Far South encompasses districts such as Hyde Park and Kenwood that merit a journey off the beaten tourist track – despite being bordered to the south by some less-than-welcoming neighborhoods. Hyde Park and Kenwood began life as suburbs for the wealthy escaping the dirty city; today, this part of town is a fascinating melting pot of University of Chicago students and Mexican, Asian, African-American, and Indian residents. Recreation and leisure opportunities abound on spectacular tracts of green space, including the University of Chicago’s Midway ...

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