Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square on the northwest side of the City of Chicago. The Logan Square community area is one of the 77 city-designated community areas established for planning purposes. The Logan Square neighborhood, located within the Logan Square community area, is centered on the public square that serves as its namesake, located at the three-way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard, and Kedzie Boulevard. The community area of Logan Square is, in general, bounded by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line Railroad on the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east, Diversey Parkway on the north, and the 606 (formerly Bloomingdale Line) on the south. The area is characterized by prominent historical boulevards, stately greystones, and large bungalow-style homes.
Originally developed by early settlers like Martin Kimbell (of Kimball Avenue fame) in the 1830s, forming around the towns of “Jefferson,” “Maplewood,” and “Avondale’, the vicinity was annexed into the City of Chicago, Illinois in 1889 and renamed Logan Square. Many of its early residents were of English or Scandinavian origin, mostly Norwegians and Danes, along with both a significant Polish and Jewish population that followed. Milwaukee Avenue, which spans the community, is one of the oldest roads in the area and remains both a cultural and commercial artery.
Today, the neighborhood is home to a diverse population including an established Latino community (primarily Mexican and Puerto Rican, with some Cuban), several ethnicities from Eastern Europe (mostly Poles), and a growing number of Millennials, due to gentrification.
Additionally, the increase in housing costs in nearby Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and the other Lakefront communities has led many of Chicago’s aspiring artists and restaurateurs to call Logan Square home. Residents are attracted to the community for its beautiful park-like boulevards, part of the city’s 26-mile Chicago park and boulevard system. Known as the “Logan Square Boulevards District”, the area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and became a protected Chicago Landmark in 2005. Additional development includes the partnerships between residents and the city to support the Comfort Station at Logan Square, new and renewed parks the Bloomingdale Trail, Logan Plaza, and sensitive developments, along with the preservation of numerous historic buildings and several other important sustainable and green projects. Pest Control Chicago
Restaurants and Pubs
- Bonita’s Restaurant is located at 4138 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL
- Milly’s Pizza In The Pan is located at 1801 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL
- Green Eyed Lounge is located at 2403 W Homer St, Chicago, IL
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