Hyde Park is a uniquely diverse neighborhood inspired by the presence of the University of Chicago.
With the many different people, professors and students alike, Hyde Park successfully caters to their needs with a wide array of restaurants from all across the world. 53rd street itself is like a mini world buffet with all of the restaurants on it. Cedars is a Mediterranean restaurant, Rajun Cajun is an Indian restaurant. 53rd street also has two Chinese food places and a Harold’s Chicken. Hyde Park also has fine Jamaican dining and a sushi place. All of these restaurants show the diversity of the neighborhood through dining.
Along with food Hyde Park supports many different religious communities in close range of the University of Chicago campus that make it easier for students to practice their faith.
There is a Buddhist temple just around the corner from the library, a small Christian science church past the math department building, a Mosque about six blocks away from the library and, of course several catholic churches scattered around Hyde Park such as St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Pau the Redeemer
The areas of Hyde Park are essentially what make it so diverse. Each area (block) of housing does not maintain just one or two races but many different ones. From the well-furbished area where Obama used to live to the St. Thomas area, the blocks could have people from every continent living together in peace and no one would think it odd. O the block of Kimbark live people from all walks of life: neighbors from Brazil, Germany, Italy Zimbabwe, and East India.