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Logan Square—located in the northwest quadrant of Center City Philadelphia—is home to some of the city’s most celebrated treasures. Bounded by Market Street, Spring Garden Street, Broad Street, and the Schuylkill River, this neighborhood packs together fun, leisure, and history all in a walking distance.
Situated in the middle of the neighborhood are endless attractions and monuments, which ultimately drive the popularity of Logan Square. Logan Square gets its name from the notably famous park located at the heart of the neighborhood: Logan Square Park. This public space was included in William Penn’s original plan for Philadelphia, devised in 1682. While Logan Square Park is rather simple in stature, both tourists and residents flock to this space. In the center of the park is the ornate Swann Memorial Fountain, a large centerpiece that represents the region’s major waterways. The famous Ben Franklin Parkway circles around the square, bringing in constant buzz and activity. This major thoroughfare makes sightseeing easy for all, allowing residents and tourists to hit many of Philadelphia’s finest cultural locations.
Facing each other on both ends of the parkway are City Hall and the Philadelphia Art Museum, located only a 30-minute walk away from each other. In between these two attractions lies endless options for fun and learning, such as the Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Rodin Museum, the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Oval (a summer pop-up park), and the Philadelphia Free Library (and that’s not even all of them!). The Parkway is also home to the city’s largest annual events, such as the Welcome America Fourth of July celebration and the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Be wary, though, because this part of the city is loved by many near and far, it brings in a lot of traffic both on the streets and sidewalks, creating a constant bustle throughout this main stretch.
Although the heart of Logan Square is jam-packed with activity and action, the residential areas are sought out for their tranquility. Filled with row homes and apartments, these tree-lined streets are more than conveniently located. Students, professionals, and families find themselves living in Logan Square, as commuting to both school and work is a breeze. University City, which is home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, is a quick 30-minute walk, allowing students to live in the area without a car. The heart of Center City is just a 20-minute walk away, where residents have easy access to Hahnemann University Hospital and the business district. While commuters have the option to walk to work, navigating Logan Square’s public transportation is just as easy. Suburban Station (and even 30th Street Station in some parts) are within easy walking distance of Logan Square, making traveling both within and outside the city’s confines simple. Because everything is located within walking distance, residents often do not have cars in the area; biking, walking, and public transit are typically the standard means of transportation.
When looking to grab a bite to eat or grocery shop for the week, Logan Square residents have access to endless options only a couple minutes outside their doors. In recent years, the area has brought in top-notch grocery stores, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Other beloved stores, like Wawa, CVS, and Target are also close by. Additionally, the Fairmount area is only a 20-minute stroll away, allowing Logan Square locals to get a taste of its lovely restaurants or peruse the ample shops. They can also jog off the calories close by at Kelly Drive—the perfect place to take a leisurely walk or run along the Schuylkill River. While there are a couple of restaurants scattered throughout Logan Square, the majority of Philadelphia’s hottest eating spots are located in Rittenhouse Square, Chinatown, and Center City, all of which are easily accessible and located within a 15-minute walk.
Because Logan Square so beautifully melds together a life of activity with serene residences to retreat back to, it offers comfortable living options for those of all ages. The main strip is packed with fun (and so are the neighboring areas), but residential streets serve as a haven of tranquility. Because of its convenient location, residents often venture to neighboring areas to get a taste of some of Philadelphia’s best qualities; however, this luxury comes at a high cost. While it serves as a cheaper option than Rittenhouse Square, small properties are relatively expensive. Although Logan Square’s ideal location is sought after by many, it may not be the best option if you do not like to walk.