Logan Square is considered to be one of the best places to live in Illinois. Logan Square provides residents with an urban-suburban mix feel, and the majority of residents rent their homes. There are numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in Logan Square. Logan Square is a liberal neighborhood with many families and young professionals.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West - Kennedy Expressway to Western Avenue
North to South -Fullerton Avenue to Bloomingdale or North Avenue
Nearby Neighborhoods - Hermosa, Avondale, Bucktown, and Wicker Park
$110,000 to $1,895,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0, $0 to $560/mo
600 to 8000 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$210,000 to $5,399,000
1 to 8 Bedrooms
1 to 7 Bathrooms
1876 to 2022
All of these diverse residents congregate in the neighborhood's centrally located park, from which the neighborhood gets its name.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Young professionals start families next door to tattooed artists and multi-generational homes.
A microcosm of the city itself.
All kinds of people live here. Your neighbors will have multiple generations living in the same house, while young families, professionals, and couples can be seen queuing outside the newest restaurant. Blue and white collar workers will gather in groups at your neighborhood bar. During the summer, bikes and street festivals take over, and on beautiful days, you'll see locals reading a book in the grass around the Centennial Monument.
A passion for artisanal everything and all things booze.
Logan Square's cuisine ranges from oversized tacos to bar food to gastronomy. A portion of the square on Kedzie and Logan Boulevard is home to neighborhood mainstays that offer a variety of dining options. There are more options north of the square on Milwaukee Avenue, where the restaurants change as quickly and dramatically as the weather in Chicago. South along Milwaukee Avenue has more bars than restaurants, but it is still a popular area for residents.
Modern meets an architectural style of romantic era.
The main square is surrounded by Gothic mansions with spiraling towers, vintage single-family homes, and modern condos, where bars, restaurants, and venues welcome the city's newest attractions.
There will be plenty of housing available; whether it is affordable is another question.
Logan Square has a lot of fixer-uppers on the market, but the neighborhood's high demand is causing bidding wars. Homes that have been renovated or built recently command a higher price, pushing the neighborhood's median home price closer to that of Bucktown or Wicker Park. But don't feel sad: condos are common in the area, and the ones in old courtyard apartment buildings are the most affordable. Modern townhome and condo developments are constantly sprouting up in this rapidly growing area.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
A nearly endless amount of things to do.
Gather with friends in the square for brunch before grabbing a cup of coffee and relaxing on the grass along the boulevard. You need new jeans but the thrift store doesn't have them in your size, so you go next door to the newly opened boutique shop. You walk your dog through Palmer Square and stop at the farmers market on your way home to pick up ingredients for the week's lunch. Spend an early dinner at a Mexican, Italian, or American restaurant.
Logan Square and other Northwest side neighborhoods are popular, as evidenced by the increasingly crowded CTA Blue Line, which serves the neighborhood. Two of the major routes that run through Logan Square are the Fullerton Avenue bus and the Kimball Avenue bus. Logan Boulevard, which is home to the neighborhood's well-known historic mansions, connects directly to Interstate 90/94, providing direct access to Downtown or O'Hare Airport and beyond. Milwaukee Avenue is popular among cyclists, particularly the stretch of protected lanes known as the "Hipster Highway," which connects commuters to Downtown. The Bloomingdale Trail, also known as the 606, serves Logan Square and provides bike or walking access to Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park.
Logan Square Arts Festival
The Logan Square Arts Festival, which began in 2009 as a series of pop-up art galleries, has grown into a three-day music festival. With interactive and community-driven art projects, the event distinguishes itself from Chicago's many summer neighborhood festivals. The festival, according to Geary Yonker, president of the I AM Logan Square neighborhood group that organizes the event, showcases Logan Square's creative community.