Local Opportunities and Resources
McCormick is located close to the shore of Lake Michigan, in the Hyde Park neighborhood, 6 1/2 miles south of downtown Chicago.
Image: Hyde Park Art Fair
It is also home to the University of Chicago and its divinity school, Chicago Theological Seminary, The Catholic Theological Union, The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and Bexley Hall/Seabury Seminary.
Hyde Park has tree-lined streets, numerous restaurants in all price ranges, interesting small shops, the DuSable Museum, and is the Chicago home of President Barack Obama. Hyde Park also has a fascinating history as home to the famous and the infamous.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House is on the The University of Chicago campus, and offers daily tours. Also, within walking distance are theMuseum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago campus, the Oriental Institute (ancient Near East), and the Smart Museum of Art. In fact, the University of Chicago offers a rich array of theatre, film and dance at reasonable prices for students. U. of C. also opens its field house and swimming pool to the McCormick community for discounted memberships.