7.1 out of 10

Paxton Ave, Hyde Park

39.1359817549122 -84.4342328878
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Not fancy schmancy, but it's still Hyde Park"

Paxton Ave. is not lined with the grand, large and luxurious homes Hyde Park is known for, but you'll find a number of stylish older residences -- some large, some small – as well as a few small multi-family units. As the street passes by Hyde Park Plaza you'll notice a few larger, newer apartment communities built to fit in with the overall feel of the neighborhood. All of the older homes are well maintained, because after all, it is Hyde Park; and just like every street in the neighborhood it has an image to maintain.

Paxton Ave. runs south to north, crossing over Linwood, Observatory, and Erie, where you'll notice the Episcopal Church of the Reedemer, a beautiful stone church, on the corner. Paxton intersects Wasson Ave. then passes in front of Hyde Park Plaza. It continues past Marburg Ave. and ends just beyond the Oakley border. Other than the few blocks of small businesses and shops in the Hyde Park Plaza area, Paxton Ave. is mostly residential.

Hyde Park Plaza shopping includes Remke Biggs and the city's favorite Kroger. Legacy, a resale shop, benefits the cancer wellness community. There are also Michael's Crafts, Jo Ann Fabric and others. On Erie a few blocks away from Paxton, you'll find the Hyde Park Square shopping area with boutiques, World of Beads, and Hyde Bark, a boutique for your doggie companion. Hyde Park holds a farmer's market each week from spring through fall. It's near the Square. You'll find more shopping, dining and entertainment choices in Mt. Lookout Square, not far from Paxton.

Entertainment and dining
Hyde Park has lots of options for dining and entertainment. There are art galleries in Hyde Park Square, as well as several restaurants and Awakenings Coffee Shop (you must try their brownies): http://awakeningscoffeeandwine.com/ There are several restaurants and bars in the Paxton/Wasson area. Night spots in Oakley are less than 10 minutes away. The Hyde Park Square Art Show is one of the areas finest. It's held in the street (Erie Ave.) surrounding Hyde Park Square each first Sunday in October.

Ault and Alms Parks are nearby in Mt. Lookout. There are picnic areas, trails, floral displays, historic pavilion and more. The Observatory is also nearby in Mt Lookout.

There are several public and Catholic schools in Hyde Park. For medical treatment, the hospitals are a short drive away.
  • Traffic due to Hyde Park Plaza
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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