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Chicago/Far Southeast Side

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Neighborhoods
'''Greater Pullman''' (Pullman, Roseland, West Pullman, Riverdale) is the one dish on the menu for 99% of the Far Southeast Side's visitors. It is home to the historic Pullman District, important to American history for its early planned industrial/railroad community and subsequent strikes and socialist radicalism.
'''Southeast Shore''' (South Chicago, South Deering, East Side, Hegewisch) is a once prosperous industrial region around the mouth of the Calumet River ("The Port of Chicago") that imploded along with Chicago's steel industry. Today it is one of the least populous areas of Chicago and ranges from industrial to failed-post-industrial in character. The East Side is the most urban section of this vast expanse and has a nice commercial center along 106th St. Hegewisch is a particularly odd neighborhood — it is cut off from the rest of the city by Calumet Lake and huge manufacturing districts. As a result, the neighborhood feels almost like an independent, small, [[Midwest (United States of America)|Midwestern]] industrial town. Though the southeast shore area has few urban attractions, the Southeast Shore does offer outdoor opportunities around Wolf Lake and Eggers Woods, although but if you are adverse to factory-vistas on the horizon, you may choose to overlook these attractions.
'''South Shore''' is a middle class, inner-city, African-American community with a thriving arts scene, largely thanks to the ETA Creative Arts Foundation and the South Shore Cultural Center. It is also home to one of the city's best beaches, Rainbow Beach. Incidentally, many of Chicago's most prominent black politicians call this community home. Its main commercial strip runs alongside Metra's Electric Line on 71st St and is literally lined with young locals hanging out when school's not in session.
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