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Life Swap: What If You Left New York?

The Midwest village.

The Obamas’ old Chicago neighborhood has gotten a lot of press attention these past few months, and it’s enough to get a New Yorker thinking. “Hyde Park is definitely now more on the radar screen” thanks to the new commander-in-chief, says D. Waveland Kendt, who’s heading up sales at this building. The neighborhood—known for its multiracial makeup and dominated by the University of Chicago—is a little bit Park Slope, a little bit West End Avenue, and a lot cheaper than anything around here. The amount that buys one bedroom in Manhattan gets three in Hyde Park, and it’s not as if the move would mean forgoing a cosmopolitan life; the Obamas, for example, are members of the neighborhood’s beloved Seminary Co-op Bookstore.



72 HORATIO ST., APT. 3S
The Facts: One-bedroom, two-bath 1,250- square-foot co-op.
Asking Price: $1.699 million.
Maintenance: $1,260 per month.
Agent: Andrew Rosen, The Corcoran Group.


1616 E. 56TH ST., APT. 2502, HYDE PARK, CHICAGO
The Facts: Three-bedroom 3,429-square-foot condo.
Asking Price: $1.7 million.
Charges And Taxes: Approximately $2,350 per month.
Agent: D. Waveland Kendt and Victoria Carton, @properties.


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