Attention Midwest Movers: H is for historic hoods in Chicago
Buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe enhance the charming landscape of Hyde Park which features the University of Chicago, established in 1890, as well as 1933’s Museum of Science and Industry. In addition to producing 70+ Nobel Prize winners, this cultural Mecca is home to the country’s first family. With its lake views, restaurants, shops, theater, and annual activities, it’s no wonder the Obamas—and others—chose to live in this south side neighborhood.
Made famous by Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel and Saul Bellow, Humboldt Park is a culturally-rich area with Puerto Rican flair, public transportation and easy access to downtown.
Annexed to the city in 1889, the beautiful neighborhood of Hermosa provides its residents with Mexican restaurants, park programs and affordable housing while the city’s 1926 addition of Hollywood Park balances peaceful greenery of the past with today’s urban amenities.
On the city’s southern-most end rests Hegewisch which was named after the president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company, who created a workingman’s community along the rail line he built in 1883. As the Belt Railway Company extended its service later that year, Hanson Park was formed with Chicago’s iconic architecture of classic bungalows and Prairie-style homes.
From the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to riots of the 1960s, Homan Square has seen its share of obstacles yet like a phoenix, the area has risen from the ashes with rehabbed buildings and a renewed interest from entrepreneurs looking to invest in a budding community.
If your future plans include moving to or moving from one of Chicago’s historic neighborhoods, Golan’s Movers and Storage offers stress-free service. Since 1990, the popular Chicago moving company has been satisfying its customers with efficient moves across town, across the country, and across the pond.