Welcome to Logan Square
Life with a cool factor amid a stunning cityscape
The Greystone architecture of many homes in Logan Square, in Chicago, Illinois, speaks to an earlier era in Chicago’s history. At one time, Logan Square was farmland. However, as years passed, this vibrant city enclave experienced exponential growth, attracting newcomers from all over the country who wanted to explore Chicago’s world-class amenities. New residents brought rich culture and vitality to the area, which helped to create Logan Square’s eclectic style that people know and love today. The tree-lined boulevards, initially designed for carriages, are now used by pedestrians and cyclists. Locals appreciate the surprising amount of green space in and around their residential communities.
What to Love
- The hip, artsy vibe
- Parks and open spaces
- Trendy restaurants and nightlife
- Walkable and easy access to public transit
Logan Square boasts lively areas teeming with trendy restaurants and bars, and peaceful sections with few commercial properties. Parks and green spaces are peppered throughout, providing a quiet and peaceful refuge for nature enthusiasts. Days in Logan Square exude high energy, with art festivals, a Sunday farmer’s market, and numerous other community events taking place inside the numerous public spaces. The neighborhood is walkable and has easy access to the Blue Line, making it an excellent place for commuters and those looking to explore the rest of the city. Logan Square is home to artists, professionals, and young families, who love and appreciate their fashionable, trendy neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Logan Square, with its array of restaurants and cocktail bars, is all the rage. While the square has boutiques and niche shops like Bric-A-Brac Records and Collectibles, Logan Square is equally known for its outdoor spaces and nightlife.
The authentic French bakery and cafe La Boulangerie & Co has delicious pastries and is widely known for its freshly baked bread, attracting an impressive stream of customers daily. Lula Cafe has an artsy atmosphere and is a popular place for brunch. Lula uses farm-to-table ingredients and is known for its unconventional cuisine. The Pink Squirrel is the perfect place to meet friends for a cocktail or three. This funky, retro bar also has duckpin bowling and board games.
With its oversized windows and high ceilings, the Japanese restaurant Ramen Wasabi has an open, airy quality and a happening vibe. They have a great selection of Japanese whiskey and sake and arguably the best ramen you have ever tasted.
Hanging plants and mood lighting add to the aesthetics of Andros Taverna, a trendy Mediterranean eatery in Logan Square - chef and owner is Doug Psaltis, a popular Chicago chef, along with his wife, Hsing Chen, an acclaimed pastry chef. It is no wonder why Esquire named it one of the best new restaurants in America; their Greek-inspired dishes are a burst of flavor in your mouth!
Longman & Eagle is a cool, 21st-century reimagining of an inn, with drinking and dining downstairs and sleek lodging available upstairs. Their whiskey selection is off the charts. If you think you will like something, do not hesitate to order because the menu options change based on the availability of their farm-to-table ingredients.
And of course, visit Eskell in Bucktown. Loved for its elegant and organic interior design, this home improvement store carries a curated selection of home goods, vintage pieces, jewelry and more. Check out their online shop for unique objects and specialty goods.
Things to Do
Illinois Centennial Monument was installed in 1918 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Illinois statehood. This tall column with an eagle perched on top is located in the center of Logan Square. Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Chicago numerous times, the Logan Square Farmers Market cannot be beaten. It has fresh, locally sourced food, music, and a great sense of community. The market is open outdoors in warmer months and indoors in cooler temperatures, and both children and dogs are welcome.
The Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park features a walking trail, game tables, and a shuffleboard court providing a relaxing respite for people of all ages. A colorful mural with dogs is the backdrop for the Logan Square Dog Park. There is a fenced-in play area with a separate space for smaller dogs, and they even have a few baby pools in the summer to prevent dogs from overheating.
Hass (Joseph) Park has a fieldhouse with a gymnasium for volleyball and basketball and a separate fitness area. Outside there is a soccer field and a playground with stunning water features. Nearby, Holstein Park has many amenities for children and adults, including a fieldhouse with an assembly hall, two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a baseball field, a volleyball court, and a playground with a water spray component.
Chicago Public Schools serve Logan Square. Top-rated schools in the area include: