Shopping and Dining
A shopping center is located on the other side of the Metra tracks along 55th and Lake Park Avenue. OfficeMax®, Elston Ace® Hardware, Le Petite Folie (a European-style grocery store), and the Bon Jour Cafe are also located in this shopping center. Some of the finest Thai restaurants in the city, an open-produce store, Cornell Florist, and Morry’s Deli (a Hyde Park institution), are steps away at the corner of 55th and Cornell Avenue.
Things to Do
Lake Michigan is 3 short blocks away. Promontory Point offers you one of the best views of the Chicago skyline. Fireworks can be seen from Promontory Point on the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. Just south of The Point is the 57th Street Beach and the Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago's lakefront park offers biking, walking, and jogging paths to Navy Pier and beyond.
University of Chicago
Minutes away on foot is one of the greatest institutions of learning in the world—The University of Chicago.
Many graduate students from around the world are residents of The Carolan apartments.