Regents Park is located directly on the lakefront just south of downtown Chicago, in the storied, urban neighborhood of Hyde Park. The area was settled in the 1850's and became Chicago's first suburb. Today it is home to more than 40,000 residents, including more than 60 percent of the University of Chicago's faculty and nearly all of its students.
Hyde Park is a cosmopolitan neighborhood filled with character and diversity and a history of social activism, political leadership and community life. Boasting some of the city's most popular attractions, architectural landmarks and cultural venues, Hyde Park is a magnet for regulars, as well as newcomers, who visit from nearby neighborhoods, outlying suburbs and distant countries.