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About Logan Square
A short jaunt northwest of glamorous Michigan Avenue, you'll find Logan Square, the epitome of a Chicago, Illinois neighborhood. Rich with history, great little shops and restaurants, it is one of Chicago's most popular areas. From cool and kitschy clubs, featuring some of Chicago's finest music and urban entertainment, to annual events like the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival and the Logan Square Historic District House and Garden Walk, you will find the real Chicago waiting to welcome you on its northwest side. Logan Square is bordered on the west by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line railroad and on the east by Chicago River's North Branch. North and south boundaries are Diversey and Armitage, respectively. With Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line train running from Logan Square to both O'Hare airport and downtown Chicago, the neighborhood is popular with young professionals. The real estate boom of the early 2000s brought quite a bit of rehabilitation to older homes and buildings, many being converted to condominiums. The area is culturally diverse and noted for its stately graystone apartment buildings and classic midwest bungalows. More amazing architecture can be found in the areas many churches. At the intersection of Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue is a beautiful circular green space marked in the center by the Illinois Centennial Monument, which was designed by the Lincoln Memorial's architect, Henry Bacon. When tourists think of Chicago, they imagine tall buildings and bright lights. When Chicagoans think of Chicago, they see neighborhoods like Logan Square.