Named after the gorgeous open area between the intersection of Kedzie Boulevard, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square is easily one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in Chicago. In the last 10 years it has transformed into a burgeoning community featuring some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants and hippest coffee shops. It is also home to The Logan Theater, a premier place to catch an independent film, as well as one of the largest farmers markets in Chicago.
The Logan Square community area and the adjoining neighbourhood are named after General John. A. Logan who served with distinction during the Civil war and also was a member of the Congress. One of the most prominent features is the three-way intersection made by Kedzie Boulevard, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue; and at the centre of the circle denoting the intersection is the Illinois Centennial Monument that was built in 1918 in commemoration of 100 years of Statehood of the state of Illinois. Henry Beacon designed the monument and it was sculpted by Evelyn Longman. The monument, funded by Benjamin Ferguson stands at 70 feet in height and has an eagle at the top in reference to the state flag.
During the initial period of inhabitation, a large number of Norwegian-American population set up base here, and a majority of the population comprised of the working class owing to the relatively cheaper rates of real estates. There are many sprawling mansions and houses along the Kedzie and Logan boulevards, which once upon a time boasted of the famous Chicago Norske Klub.
Logan square includes a pocket neighborhood called Palmer Square. The name originates from the Palmer Square open green space measuring 7 acres in the western part of the neighborhood. Today it is still a very beautiful, green, open part of the city.
Logan Square is truly booming as the average number of sales have increased year to year by approximately 27%. Logan Square homes for sale are in high demand owing to the availability of all modern facilities such as schools, shops, churches and airport.