EXPLORE CHICAGO’S SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITIES
Encompassing nearly 60% of the city’s total land, the South Side is by far Chicago’s largest community area. Rich in centuries old history, after the Great Chicago Fire the city’s south side was swiftly developed to host the 1893 World’s Fair. Residents and tourists alike can still visit original fair landmarks, like the Museum of Science and Industry and Jackson Park — the proposed site of the Barack Obama Presidential Center and Library.
Chicago’s south side is also known for its higher ratio of single–family homes compared to other community areas. The Chicago bungalow, worker’s cottage, graystone, and Georgian dominate the popular building types in the region. The southside is also home to the largest concentration of Latino, Chinese, and African American populations in the city.