Lakefront Living

In Chicago, lakefront living has always had an enviable cachet—a distinction that certainly extends to Montgomery Place. 

Barely 500 feet to the east, the natural beauty of Lake Michigan frames South Shore Drive, your express route to downtown Chicago’s cultural gems and commercial attractions. To the west lies the nearby University of Chicago, a stellar hub for the arts and sciences, where many Montgomery Place residents have deep roots, whether as alumni or emeritus faculty and staff.

The university’s campus extends to include UChicago Medicine, which includes the University of Chicago Hospital, as well as the Pritzker School of Medicine. Not incidentally, the university’s scientific breakthroughs have garnered nearly a dozen Nobel Prizes.

In addition to the University of Chicago, the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park—site of not one but two World’s Fairs—also is the proposed site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center.

But Hyde Park is more than a collection of university and medical center, museums and concerts. It is a compact and richly woven community, easy to navigate on foot or by car, with a burgeoning restaurant scene and a bevy of bookstores among its architectural mix of modernism and celebrated neo-Gothic construction.

One of Chicago’s classic neighborhoods, Hyde Park fully embraces Montgomery Place—and vice versa.

Other nearby attractions include

  • Court Theatre
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival

 

  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Oriental Institute
  • Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
  • Smart Museum of Art