Hyde Park is the southernmost neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
It is located approximately 8 miles south of downtown Boston - about a 20 minute drive via I-93. Residents of Hyde Park can also access Downtown Boston via public transport in around 30 minutes.
The Hyde Park area was established in the 1660s, and grew into a hub of paper and cotton manufacturing in the eighteenth century. The extension of rail lines from Boston in the 1850s spurred the area's residential development. It is the only town annexed by majority vote of the residents into the City of Boston.
Hyde Park is home to a diverse range of people, housing types and social groups. It is an urban location with suburban characteristics, and has taken the motto "A Small Town in the City" because of its suburban feel.