logan_squareReal estate boundaries – Broad St. to the east, the Schuylkill River to the west, Vine St. to the north, and Market St. to the south.

 

Logan Square is one of the five original squares laid out on the city grid as part of William Penn’s design for Philadelphia.  Originally called Northwest Square (as it’s located in the northwest sector of Center City), it was later re-named as Logan Square in honor of former 18th century mayor, James Logan.  While much of the neighborhood encompasses a piece of the city’s business district, the neighborhood has developed a desirable residential pocket (from roughly 20th St. to 23rd St. and Arch St. to Vine St.).  A few high rises have popped up, specifically 2200 Arch St., which is also the former Philadelphia Daily New building, in addition to, some higher-end townhomes and brownstones.  Trader Joes has become a staple of the neighborhood, and outside of the business district dining establishments, there is a sampling of neighborhood spots with a local following.

 

Some of My Favorite Neighborhood Spots:

 

Cherry Street Tavern

Tir Na Nog 

Con Murphy’s

Aya’s Café

Arch Gourmet

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