This area has a very European feel to it. The most dramatic example of this is the wide boulevards that run the heart of the neighborhood (the largest of which is the main street - Logan Boulevard). In the center of Logan Square, from which the area gets its name, is a marble column that marks the celebration of the statehood of Illinois in 1818.
Logan Square is about three miles north and west of downtown Chicago. It is framed by the Chicago River to the east, Fullerton Avenue to the south, Central Park Avenue to the west and Belmont Avenue to the north. Because of its closeness to downtown, and the fact that the "el" services it, this area has become very popular.
The housing stock is made up mainly of single-family homes, two- and three-flat buildings, and low-rise multi-unit apartment buildings - many of which have been and continue to be developed into condos. One aspect that gives Logan Square even more character is the collection of amazing mansions that line Logan Boulevard as it winds it's way through the neighborhood. Over the years, most all of them have been maintained and updated, and the pride in ownership is evident as you pass by.