Hegewisch is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's far south side with a population of 14,315. It is in Cook County and bordered by the neighborhoods of Riverdale and South Deering to the west, the East Side to the north, the village of Burnham to the south and the city of Hammond, Indiana to the east. Living in Hegewisch offers residents a sparse suburban feel. Hegewisch is definitely the last affordable neighborhood worth living in within Chicago. This unique and spirited neighborhood is one of Chicago’s hidden neighborhoods that sits on the city’s southeast side and borders near the edge of the Indiana state line. An ideal place for families, Hegewisch is truly a diamond in the rough. A number of different waterways surround Hegewisch, so no matter which way you go there is a lake or river to enjoy within minutes of home. And like a small, rural community, the majority of businesses and restaurants in Hegewisch are found on the area's main street, Baltimore Avenue. No frills diners and classic Chicago fare; hot dogs and pizza are favorites among Hegewisch locals, and a few neighborhood taverns round out the dining and entertainment options.