Logan Square is a neighborhood that surrounds an open-space park in Center City Philadelphia's northwest quadrant. Living here means you'll be living in the heart of Center City with the benefit of easy access to the river paths, boathouse, Fairmount park, and the highway. The neighborhood boundaries are Spring Garden Street to the north, Market Street to the south, Broad street on the east, and the Schuylkill River on the west.
The park itself is one of the five originally planned squares laid out on the city gird and today is distinguished by its circle, constructed in the 1930s as a segment of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and centered around picturesque Swann Fountain. First called "Northwest Square," the park had a somewhat gruesome history as a site of public executions and burial plots until the early Nineteenth Century. In 1825, it was renamed Logan Square after Philadelphia statesman James Logan. Among the sites in its immediate vicinity are the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute and the Roman Catholic Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.