Logan Square is a community located conveniently five miles northwest of the Loop. Logan Square lies south of Diversey Avenue, to the East of Central Park Avenue, and to the north of Armitage. It lies just to the West of the Chicago neighborhoods of Bucktown and Lincoln Park. The Kennedy Expressways outlines its northeaster tip. Logan Square is home to the three way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard, and Kedzie Boulevard.
The name of the neighborhood originates from General John A. Logan who served in the Civil War and later, in Congress. The area used to be known for its populations of immigrants, especially Norwegian-American. These immigrants and other working class people where the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Today, Logan Square is still diverse, but it is now home to a mainly Hispanic population, along with African Americans, and some Eastern Europeans.
Logan Square also has historic elements to its community. Logan Square is home to the Chicago Norske Klub, and it is also home to the historic Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. Additionally, the Illinois Centennial Monument is located in the heart of Logan Square.
Logan Square is home to many shops, restaurants, and some boutiques, just like many other parts of the city. Logan Square also continues to promote a sense of community. Residents can view the beautiful mansions in the area every September. The neighborhood holds The Historic Mansion Housewalk every year, giving residents the opportunity to see the beauty of the architecture in the neighborhood. Logan Square is also the host of the Taste of Logan Square held every August.
Housing in Logan Square is readily available and is not quite as expensive as other neighborhoods of the city. The housing available ranges from beautiful mansions to town homes to two and three flat brownstones.
Transportation is not a bother in Logan Square with CTA buses that run on Milwaukee, Armitage, Fullerton, and Diversey. The proximity of I-90 also makes Logan Square an ideal place for those who commute to the suburbs. If buses are not a preference, and city driving is not your style, the El Blue line also runs through Logan Square. With all of these viable options, transportation is nothing to worry about.