Welcome to Logan Square
Magnificent graystone homes standing guard over grass-lined streets, historic buildings, and a neighborhood feel established by the abundance of park-like boulevards, all found within this community outside of Chicago: Logan Square.
Diverse in population and composed of several smaller neighborhoods, Logan Square was settled in the early 19th century and was previously part of a Native American Trail. It grew rapidly after World War I and saw several waves of immigration, such as an influx of Polish and Russian Jewish migrants. Today, the area remains incredibly diverse, with a large Latinx population that shapes much of Logan Square’s culture.
The residential architecture varies from mansion-style homes influenced by styles like Romanesque and Norman to bungalows, brick flats, and upscale luxury apartments and condos.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Chic, artsy, and friendly, Logan Square is home to an eclectic population of artists, professionals, and families—all of whom benefit from the area’s laid-back vibe and beautiful streetscapes. The majority of residents are individuals with a median age of 30, and Logan Square has a vivid and bustling lifestyle that permeates every aspect of the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hip and vibrant, Logan Square is always at the forefront of up-and-coming, contemporary trends. The area’s neighborhood-style sidewalks abundant with green spaces are perfect for strolls, and its endless supply of boutiques and eateries makes it ideal for a day of browsing and savoring local eats.
Venture into stores like Wolfbait & B-Girls
to peruse locally crafted apparel, accessories, gifts, and art that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This boutique is dedicated to supporting women-run, fair-trade companies based in Chicago, and every item is hand-selected for excellence.
Foodies can revel in the bounty of dining options, which vary widely in style and cuisine. Delicious casual fare and a relaxed environment await at Reno
, with delectable items like their customizable wood-fired gourmet pizzas.
A self-identified, “boheme bistro of the unclassifiable kind,” Lula Cafe
is a forerunner in the farm-to-table movement, offering a sophisticated twist on classic dishes as well as a large variety of vegetarian choices. Experience the ambrosial Italian cuisine at Osteria Langhe
, or try the elevated deli options at Daisies
, where you can also pick up fresh produce and quality ingredients.
Things to Do
Logan Square is more than just excellent dining and shopping—its tree-lined streets are home to parks, festivals, places to see, and a plethora of activities.
At its heart lies Logan Square Park, a lovely green scape designed by notable architects and landscapers such as William Le Baron Jenney and Jens Jensen. Gazing over the park’s center is the Illinois Centennial Monument
, a striking homage to democracy.
Experience a taste of local produce at the Logan Square Farmers Market
, a weekly, year-round market that shifts to an indoor venue during the colder seasons. Another community-building event, the Logan Square Arts Festival
draws thousands every summer for dozens of live music performances and hands-on art workshops as well as food and drinks. Beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss Revolution Brewery’s Oktoberfest
, a two-day event featuring spectacular brews and food, as well as impressive music line-ups.
Logan Square is home to some excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Charles R. Darwin Public School, PK-8, well-rated public elementary school
- Goethe Elementary School, PK-8, well-rated public elementary school