It wasn't that long ago (the early 80s to late 90s) that parts of Logan Circle were amongst Washington D.C.'s more dangerous and seedy areas that were west of the park and east of the river, all stemming from drug-related crime. That era is long gone, but what has risen in its place leaves most Washingtonians in awe. These days the area, like the rest of D.C., is extremely safe, coveted, has low-to-no inventory, and pricey.
So many questions… :
What's up with Logan Circle? What type of housing stock is there? And WHO is Logan??
Let's get into it:
Formerly known as Iowa Circle, Congress renamed the park in 1930 in honor of John Alexander Logan, an American soldier and politician who lived. He served in the Mexican American War and was a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served Illinois as a state Senator, Congressman, and a U.S. Senator. He, too, was a candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most crucial figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) as an official holiday.
In modern history, Logan Circle has long been a haven for the gay community, musicians, artists, and free spirits. This area of D.C. has become a place people want to be, where they want to eat, drink, shop, and be seen. Logan is generally known for being "Uptown Chic" meets young money, Logan Circle has a progressive aesthetic. The grit, history, and unique vibe make it one of Washington D.C.'s most iconic neighborhoods.
Like the rest of D.C., Logan Circle has become an increasingly expensive place to call home in recent years. However, the southeastern sections of the neighborhood somehow manage to maintain the edgy, down-to-earth, vibe that Shaw/Logan has been known for in my life despite growing residential interest in the area.