Logan Square

Overview

Gothic mansions with spiraling towers, vintage single-family homes, and modern condos surround a main square, where bars, restaurants, and venues welcome the newest attractions the city has to offer. Logan Square is where young professionals start their families next door to tattooed artists and multi-generational homes. The centrally located park, where the neighborhood gets its name, is where all these diverse residents gather.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$139,900 to $1,150,000
  • Closed Prices:$55,000 to $2,390,000
  • Median Sale Price:$390,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$259
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $150,$0 to $560/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1869 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:483 to 7,640Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms

Homes

You can find home designs and prices to accommodate your budget in the community of Logan Square. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $50 to $570, master fees around $256, and taxes for the year range from as low as $872 to as high as $10,583. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $50 to $570, and taxes for the year can range from $2,439 to $19,708. It is typical for the homes in the community to have unfinished basements. The lot size in the area generally averages a quarter acre. Many of these residences have assigned parking and a garage.

The Perfect Sunday

Meet with friends for brunch in the square before grabbing a cup of coffee and relaxing on the grass along the boulevard. You need some new jeans but the thrift store doesn't have them in your size, so you go next door to the boutique shop that just opened. You walk through Palmer Square with your dog and, on your way home, you grab ingredients for lunch for the week at the farmers market. Have an early dinner at one of the Mexican, Italian, or American restaurants.

Friday Night Fun

Walk to your favorite corner bar and chat with your bartender. Go to a movie at the Logan Theater, a reading at one of the independent bookstores, or a concert at the Logan Square Auditorium. Meet up with friends for some dinner in the square before continuing your night on the north side of Milwaukee Avenue, where you have your choice of cheap beer and craft cocktails. As you make your way south along Milwaukee, there's a nearly endless amount of late night bars. Food carts line the street for a late night snack.

What You'll See

Logan Square can be said to be a microcosm of the city itself, home to all kinds of residents. Your neighbors will have multiple generations in one household, while young families, professionals, and couples can be seen standing in line outside the newest restaurant. Blue and white collar workers will be socializing at your local bar. Bikes and street festivals take over during the summer months and on beautiful days, you'll see locals reading a book in the grass around the Centennial Monument.

Where to Eat

The city's love affair with artisanal everything and all things booze finds its embodiment in Logan Square. The fare in Logan Square ranges from oversized tacos to bar food to gastronomy. On the Kedzie and Logan Boulevard portion of the square are the neighborhood mainstays that make for all kinds of dining.

There are more options north along Milwaukee Avenue from the square, where the restaurants tend to change as quickly and dramatically as Chicago's weather. South along Milwaukee Avenue tends to have more bars than restaurants, but is still a favorite area for residents.

Where to Live

Vast swaths of Logan Square comprise of two-flats (single-family homes divided into apartments), yet the neighborhood's history lives on in the estates that line Logan Square's famous boulevards, while its future is in the condominium developments enveloping previously dormant lands throughout Logan Square.

Being close to the square ensures that you're near all the action, while the rest of the neighborhood tends to be quieter with minimal foot traffic.

All main avenues provide bus routes that connect residents to other neighborhoods. Downtown commuters can hop on the Logan Square Blue Line, the train route that runs 24 hours and connects downtown to O'Hare International Airport.

Price Vibes

Logan Square has a lot of fixer-uppers on the market, but high demand in the neighborhood is resulting in bidding wars. Renovated and new construction homes typically fetch a higher price, skewing the neighborhood's median home price towards that of Bucktown or Wicker Park. But don't lose heart: Condos are common in the neighborhood, and you'll find the ones in old courtyard apartment buildings are the most affordable. In this rapidly growing area, modern townhomes and condo developments are continually sprouting up, ensuring that there won't be any shortage of housing available--whether or not it's affordable is another question.

Transportation Options

The increasingly crowded CTA Blue Line, which serves the neighborhood, is a testament to the popularity of Logan Square and other Northwest side neighborhoods. The Fullerton Avenue bus and the Kimball Avenue bus are two of the major routes running through Logan Square. Logan Boulevard—which also hosts the neighborhood’s famous historic mansions—leads directly to Interstate 90/94, providing direct access to Downtown or to O’Hare Airport and beyond.

Milwaukee Avenue is popular for bikers, especially the stretch of protected lanes dubbed the “Hipster Highway” that connects commuters to Downtown. The Bloomingdale Trail, known to locals as the 606, also serves parts of Logan Square, offering bike or walking access to Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park.

Locals Love

Single Family Homes Allow Neighbors to Meet Easily • Many Local and Independent Stores and Restaurants • Easy Access to Public Transportation • Diversity Makes Everyone Welcome.

Locals Don't Love

Scarcity of Parking • Park-Starved • Few Grocery Stores • Constant Construction.

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"Very Convenient Neighborhood"

I really like this neighborhood. We lived there for 8 years and took advantage of all of the new bars and restaurants that opened up around the park. The farmers market was a handful of vendors in a Peking lot the first year and is now a sprawling walk down the blvd.
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"Great place for young people"

I've lived in Logan Square for a little over a year now. It's an amazing place to live if you're raising a family or if you're young and just starting out in Chicago. It's safe and friendly, and there's always a fun festival or event going on during the summer.

"Great Bars and Atmosphere"

I used to live in Logan Square a few years ago, and some of my family lived in Logan while I was growing up. Lots of good memories at places like Cole's, East Room, and Cafe Mustache. I would totally move back if the opportunity ever presented itself.

"Awesome neighborhood "

This is such a cool neighborhood in Chicago. I love the nightlife and great options to eat out!