Of course I like it because I live here - but you may like it too. The neighborhood was established in the 1920s and has been preserved to a great extent. It is on the national historic register and the predominant architecture is American Bungalow style - similar to great northern neighborhoods of the same era.
In the center of the neighborhood is The Old Hyde Park Village, a collection of up-scale shops and restaurants (Lululemon, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, West Elm, and many privately-owned boutiques. For great food, there's The Wine Exchange, Piquant, Timpano and Nature's Table Cafe. My favorite is the CineBistro, where you can get a great dinner and drinks while watching a first-run movie in LazyBoy-like seats.