Approximately halfway between O’Hare International Airport and the Loop (downtown/City Center) on the Blue Line, Logan Square is an ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood of Chicago. It offers easy public transit access, though many locals prefer traveling by bicycle.
To learn about the neighborhood’s history, check this out.
Recently, Logan Square has become known for one of the best farmer’s markets in Illinois, as well as being home to the Dill Pickle Food Cooperative and a number of well-received restaurants (also see this for more on neighborhood restaurants).
Logan Square is also the home of the Logan Square Chamber of Arts, a multi-disciplinary organization that has been working with the developers of the Hairpin Lofts, to add an arts center to the second floor of the historic building. The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is held here annually, as well, organized by I AM Logan Square. And each fall, the Preservation Society hosts a House & Garden Walk in September.
For more information, you can check out the City of Chicago’s official Tourism Site’s information on the neighborhood.
Logan Square has been attracting national attention recently. Not just in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times covered it in January, 2011, too. And it’s just been mentioned in Vogue.com’s recent piece about Chicago (August 2011), as “Another Happening ‘Hood…”