5.1 out of 10

Shaw Ave, Hyde Park

39.140735482408 -84.4400220613082
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Shaw Avenue is dominated by retirement complex"

Shaw Avenue runs from Wasson Road to Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park. The largest section of Shaw is from Wasson to Erie Avenue; a large portion of this road is taken up by the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community complex. Most of the homes on Shaw are single-family, but there are some duplex units, as well as a number of apartment/condo buildings on the section of Shaw that is between Erie and Observatory Avenues.

Because Shaw Avenue is dominated by the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, and because it is only one block away from Hyde Park Square, parking can be a problem. Parking is especially difficult on the street around Marjorie P. Lee, which is right up from Erie Avenue. On the corner of Shaw and Erie is the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults (address on Erie Avenue). So, a lot of Shaw Avenue is dedicated to serving a senior population.

Shaw Avenue is conveniently located to Hyde Park Square (just a block down), so, is in a very walkable neighborhood that is close to shopping, dining, and other businesses. At the Wasson end, it is one block over from a strip mall that is on Wasson between Edwards and Michigan. It is in close proximity to the Rookwood Commons/Pavilion shopping area, as well as close to interstate access. Shaw Avenue ends at Observatory Avenue, but the street doesn't end there. On the other side of Observatory, the street becomes Linwood Avenue.

Over the years, the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community and its managing entity, Episcopal Retirement Homes, has not been a very good neighbor, buying up adjacent properties to expand its facility. As a result, a lot of the people in the neighborhood on not real fans of the retirement complex. Although, the neighbors on Victoria Avenue/Victoria Place have it worse, because their back yards abut the retirement complex property. Houses on Shaw Avenue range around $200-400K.
  • convenient location
  • walkable neighborhood
  • hulking retirement complex
  • parking problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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