In practical terms, Chicago’s Far Southeast Side extends to the state border with Indiana and encompasses much of the city’s territory south of the University of Chicago’s campus in Hyde Park. The unofficial western boundary is the Dan Ryan Expressway and Lake Michigan acts as the natural border to the east.
Nationally ranked golf courses and sprawling parks are interspersed with historic neighborhoods, and Pullman’s distinguished Victorian architecture makes it easily recognized among the region’s various residential enclaves. The neighborhood that gave rise to the famous Pullman sleeper car is preserved as a national monument today, but the region is packed with historic homes and other reminders of Chicago’s industrial past.
Residents of Chicago’s Far Southeast Side rely on the major expressways, I-90 and I-94, as well as the Metra Electric commuter rail for quick access to downtown Chicago and other neighborhoods in the city.