Logan Square

Logan SquareThe Logan Square neighborhood occupies the area bounded by Market, Broad and Spring Garden Streets and the Schuylkill River. It derives its name from the former Logan Square that was bisected by the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s construction in the early 20th century and is now known as Logan Circle. The appeal of the Logan Square neighborhood stems from its proximity to the central business district and the cultural attractions found along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It is but a short walk from anywhere in the neighborhood to attractions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin and the Rodin Museum. With the prospect of the Barnes Foundation and its collection of post-impressionist paintings moving to the Parkway, Logan Square residents may soon have a new cultural attraction to capture their attention.

The dwellings found in Logan Square include many mid- and late-19th century row homes mixed with more modern townhomes, high-rise condominium and apartment buildings, co-operatives and office buildings. In 2008 the neighborhood welcomed the opening of Philadelphia’s tallest building, the Comcast Center, along with its accompanying Market at Comcast Center and its collection of eateries and shops. The opening of the market has provided the residents of Logan Square with easy access to outposts of some fine Philadelphia food establishments, including Termini Brothers Bakery and Di Bruno Brothers gourmet foods. Luckily for the area’s residents the Kelly Drive, the thoroughfare to Fairmount Park and all of its recreational offerings, is but a short walk from the neighborhood.