Community

The Best of both worlds

Enjoy the Excitement of City living and the Convenience and Beauty of the Hyde Park University of Chicago Community.

Midway Gardens Apartments offers you the best of both worlds. Easy access to downtown Chicago, the Magnificent Mile, Soldier Field and Museum Mile, as well as the convenience of shopping, banking, and worshipping in your own community and the enjoyment of dining at great local restaurants . The beautiful University of Chicago Campus will be your neighbor while you enjoy the serenity of quiet strolls through Washington Park, experience a relaxing picnic at the Fountain of Time or by the shores of Lake Michigan, eat at your favorite local restaurant, take a short ride downtown or learn something new at the Museum of Science and Industry . These are just a few of the many conveniences you can enjoy while living at Midway Garden Apartments.

Midway Gardens Apartments is a real home in the city! Here are just a few of the many businesses, restaurants, churches, schools and other amenities located in the Midway Gardens Apartments community:

Banks / Credit Unions / Currency Exchanges

  • Bank Financial / Hyde Park,1354 E. 55th Street, 773-684-1200
  • Bank of America,1437 E. 53rd Street, 773-667-0408
  • JP Morgan Chase, 1204 E. 53rd Street, 773-241-5110
  • Citibank, 5812 S. Ellis, 773-256-2280
  • Cottage Grove / 75th Currency Exchange, 801 E. 75th Street, 773-783-4300
  • Harper Court Currency Exchange, 1371-A E. 53rd St., 773-493-2883
  • Hyde Park Bank, 1311 E. 57th Street, 773-752-4600
  • United Credit Union, 1526 E. 55th Street, 773-843-8900
  • Urban Partnership Bank, 4659 S. Cottage Grove, 773-420-5050

Coffee Shops

  • Classics Café, 1010 E. 59th Street,
  • Cobb Coffee Shop, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-9236
  • Dunkin Donuts, 1411 E. 53rd Street, 773-288-5719
  • Ex Libris, 1100 E. 57th Street, 773-702-7645
  • Istria Café, 1520 E. 57th Street,
  • Robust Coffee Lounge, 6300 S. Woodlawn, 773-891-4240
  • Starbucks, 1174 E. 55th Street, 773-256-1930
  • Starbucks, 1500 E. 53rd Street, 773-324-1241

Libraries

  • Chicago Public Library, Bessie Coleman Branch, 731 E. 63rd Street, 312-747-7760
  • Chicago Public Library, Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312-747-0511
  • University of Chicago John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis, 773-702-7715
  • University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-702-4085

Medical Care and Hospitals

  • Friend Family Clinic 800 E. 55th Street, 773-702-0660
  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital 6501 S. Promontory Dr., 773-363-6700
  • Mercy Medical Center 2525 S. Michigan, 312-567-2000
  • Provident Hospital of Cook County 500 E. 51st Street, 312-572-2000
  • University of Chicago Med.  Center 5841 S. Maryland, 773-702-1000
  • Bernard Mitchell Hospital 5815 S. Maryland, 773-702-1000
  • Comer Children’s Hospital 5721 S. Maryland, 773-702-1000
  • Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine 5758 S. Maryland 773-702-1000
  • Woodlawn Health Center 6337 S. Woodlawn, 773-753-5500

 Movie Theaters

  • AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois, 312-596-0333
  • AMC 600 N. Michigan 9, 600 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-9347
  • Doc Films – Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th Street, 773-702-8575
  • ICE Chatham 14, 210 W. 87th Street, 773-892-3204
  • Omnimax Theater, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414
  • The New 400 Theaters, 5238 S. Harper,

Museums

  • Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-7827
  • DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place,773-947-0600
  • Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-738-1503
  • Museum of Science & Industry, 1 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414
  • Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street, 773-702-9514
  • Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn, 312-994-4000
  • Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600
  • The Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670
  • The Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-939-2438

 Parks

  • Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North, 312-745-2470
  • Nichols Parks, 1330 E. 50th Street, 312-747-2703
  • Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., 773-256-1248

 Pharmacies

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1228 E. 53rd Street, 773-752-1425
  • Duchossois Pharmacy, U of C,  5758 S. Maryland, 773-834-7002
  • Katsaros Pharmacy, 1521 E. 53rd Street,  773-288-8700
  • Provident Hospital Pharmacy, 430 E. 50th Place, 312-572-2964
  • Upgrade Pharmacy, Inc., 6259 S. Cottage Grove, 773-752-2425
  • Walgreens, 6330 S. King Drive, 773-324-8500
  • Walgreens, 5036 S. Cottage Grove, 773-373-6266

 Places of Worship

  • Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester,  773-667-1500
  • Chabad of Hyde Park, 1236 E. 57th Street, 773-955-8672
  • Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-752-2770
  • First House of Prayer Church, 6555 S. Cottage Grove, 773-288-0050
  • First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773-324-4100
  • Langley Avenue Church of God, 6159 S. Langley, 773-643-9688
  • Al-Sadiq Mosque, 4448 S. Wabash, 773-268-8281
  • Soka Gakka Int’l USA, 1455 S. Wabash, 312-913-1211
  • St. Augustine, 5831 S. Indiana, 773-324-1096
  • St. Thomas the Apostle. 5472 S. Kimbark, 773-324-5299

Police

  • Chicago Police Department, 3rd District, 7040 S. Cottage Grove, 312-747-8201
  • University of Chicago Police Dept., 6054 S. Drexel, Chicago, Illinois 773-702-8190

Post Offices / Shipping Companies

  • FedEx Office, 1315 E. 57th Street,773-643-2424
  • UPS Store, 1507 E. 53rd Street, 773-288-3173
  • U.S. Post Office, Jackson Park Station, 700 E. 61st St., 773-493-4047
  • U.S. Post Office, Lake Park Station, 1510 E. 55th St,
  • U.S. Post Office, 956 E. 58th Street,  773-324-1807

Restaurants

  • Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen, 1206 E. 53rd Street, 773-324-6227 *
  • Chant, 1509 E. 53rd Street, 773-324-1999
  • Clarke’s Diner,  1447 E. 53rd Street,773-891-4027
  • Five Guys Burgers,  1456 E. 53rd Street, 773-363-6090
  • Leona’s Restaurant & Rib Joint, 773-363-2600 *
  • Maravillas Restaurant, 5506 S. Lake Park, 773-643-3155 *
  • Medici on 57th Street, 1327 E. 57th Street, 773-667-7394
  • Mellow Yellow Restaurant, 1508 E. 53rd Street, 773-667-2000
  • Morrys Deli,  5500 S. Cornell, 773-363-3800 *
  • Nathan’s, 1372 E. 53rd Street, 773-288-5353 *
  • Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, 1310 E. 53rd Street, 773-752-9300 *
  • Piccolo Mondo, 1642 E. 56th Street, 773-643-1106
  • Pizza Capri, 1501 E. 53rd Street, 773-324-7777 *
  • Rajun Cajun, 1459 E. 53rd Street, 773-955-1145 *
  • Ribs N’ Bibs, 5300 S.  Dorchester, 773-493-0400
  • Salonica Restaurant, 1440 E. 57th Street,  773-752-3899 *
  • Thai 55 Restaurant, 1607 E. 55th Street, 773-363-7119 *
  • The Promontory, 1539 E. 53rd Street, (Spring 2013)
  • Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd Street, 773-667-0647
  • Wok n’ Roll Express, 1408 E. 53rd Street, 773-643-3500 *

Local

  • Boston Market, 1424-28 E. 53rd Street,773-288-2600
  • Daley’s Restaurant, 809 E. 63rd Street,773-643-6670
  • Edwardo’s Natural Pizza, 1321 E. 57th Street, 773-241-7960 *
  • Giordano’s Pizzeria, 5311 S. Blackstone, 773-947-0200 *
  • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, 1400 E. 47th Street, 773-684-2222 *
  • Jamaican Jerk Spice, 6500 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-955-4333 *
  • McDonalds, 6355 S. King Drive, 773-947-9000
  • New Happy Chop Suey, 5044 S. Cottage Grove, 773-548-2828 *
  • Noodles Etc., 1333 E. 57th Street, 773-684-2801 *
  • Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits, 818 E. 47th Street,  773-924-4440
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 5428 S. Lake Park, 773-493-0129
  • Sharks Fish and Chicken, 5048 S. Cottage Grove, 773-538-4780
  • South Campus Dining Commons, 6025 S. Ellis,
  • Subway, 5040 S. Cottage Grove, 773-536-7827
    * Indicates Delivery Available
     

Schools / Child Care/Colleges and Universities

Chicago Public Schools

  • Austin Sexton, 6020 S. Langley Ave., Chicago, Illinois 773-535-0640
  • John Fiske, 6145 S. Ingleside, Chicago, Illinois 773-535-0990
  • Woodlawn Elementary School, 6657 S. Kimbark, Chicago, Illinois 773-535-0801
  • Hyde Park Academy H.S., 6220 S. Stony Island, Chicago, Illinois 773-535-0880

 Childcare

  • Woodlawn Early Childhood Development Center, 950 E. 61st St. 773-667-3300
  • Chicago Child Care Society, 5467 S. University, Chicago, Illinois 773-643-0452
  • Little People Learning Center, 5650 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, Illinois 773-955-9942
  • Creative Mansion, 4745 S. Ellis, Chicago, Illinois 773-268-6066
  • Southside YMCA Preschool, 6330 S. Stony Island 773-947-0700

Colleges and Universities

  • University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis,  773-702-1234
  • Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr., 773-995-2000
  • Kennedy-King College, 6301 S. Halsted, 773-602-5000

 Private Schools

  • U of Chicago Lab Schools, 1362 E. 59th Street, 773-702-9450
  • Hyde Park Day School, 1375 E. 60th Street,  773-834-5080
  • The Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester, 773-924-2356

Religious Schools

  • St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5472 S. Kimbark, 773-324-2626
  • Holy Angels Catholic School, 750 E. 40th Street 773-624-0727
  • Akiba Schechter  Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell, 773-493-8880
  • Hales Franciscan H.S., 4930 S. Cottage Grove, 773-285-8400
  • Mt. Carmel H.S., 6410 S. Dante, 773-324-1020

Shopping

  • Akira, 1539 E. 53rd Street,
  • Aldi, 6621 S. Cottage Grove, 773-000-1111
  • Farmers Food Basket, 832 E. 63rd St., 773-324-0777
  • Harper Foods, 1455 E. 57th St., 773-363-6251
  • Hyde Park Produce, 1226 E. 53rd Street, 773-324-7100
  • Jewels Grocery Store, 7530 S. Stony Island, 773-955-8150
  • Target, 8560 S. Cottage Grove, 773-252-1994
  • Treasure Island Foods, 1526 E. 55th St., 773-358-6400
  • Wal-Mart Super Center, 8331 S. Stewart, 773-358-9000 

Sports Facilities

  • Chicago Park District, Harris Center, 6200 S. Drexel, 312-727-2706
  • Chicago Park District, Nichols Park, 1330 E. 50th Street, 312-747-2703
  • CPD, Jackson Park Golf Course, 6401 S. Richards Dr. 773-667-0524
  • CPD, Washington Park Lagoon (Fishing), 5531 S. King Dr., 312-742-7529
  • 53rd Street Bicycle Center, 1558 E. 53rd Street, 312-729-1000
  • Henry Crowne Field House, 5550 S. University, 773-753-4949
  • Jackson Park Yacht Club, 6400 S. Promontory Dr., 773-684-5522
  • Midway Plaisance Ice Rink, 1130 Midway Plaisance North 312-745-2470
  • Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 S. Ellis, 773-702-3871
  • Soldier Field (Bears), 1410 Museum Campus Dr., 312-235-7000
  • Southern Shore Yacht Club, 6401 S. Richards Dr., 773-752-9686
  • U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox), 333 W. 35th Street, 312-674-1000
  • YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island,  773-947-0700 

Theaters

  • Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-791-6000
  • Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472
  • University Theater, 915 E. 50th Street, 773-702-9315

Transportation: Buses, Trains, Taxis, Rental Cars, Airport Shuttles

  • Checker Cab Company, 312-243-2537
  • CTA 55 Bus, 5 ½ Blocks
  • CTA 59 Bus, 1 ¾ Blocks
  • CTA 4 Cottage Grove Bus, ½ Block
  • CTA Buses 170, 171, 172 , 3 ½ Blocks
  • CTA 63 Bus, 3 ½ Blocks
  • CTA Bus  2 Hyde Park Express, ¾ Block
  • CTA Green Line Train, 3 ½ Blocks
  • CTA Red Line Train, 1 Mile
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 5508 S. Lake Park, 773-288-0500
  • Jet Livery Cab Company, 7312 S. Cottage Grove, 773-224-5300
  • Omega Airport Shuttle, 8751 S. Greenwood, 773-734-6688
  • Yellow Cab Company , 312-TAXICAB

Travel Agencies

  • Hyde Park Travel, 4850 S. Lake Park, 773-373-0100
  • University Travel, 1525 E. 53rd Street #1,  773-667-6900