Chicago is, perhaps more than most cities, a city of neighborhoods. From the broad boulevards of Lincoln Park to the arty avenues of Pilsen, each and every neighborhood in this city possesses its own distinct energy and unique charm. And each neighborhood is worth learning a little more about. So, every other week, we’ll be featuring another neighborhood on this section of the blog, and we’ll interview someone living in that neighborhood—Someone capable of giving us the inside scoop on their ‘hood!
This week CondoDomain sat down with Andy Bolduc and talked to him about his experience living in Logan Square. Andy moved to Chicago recently to take a job at Groupon, and he chose to settle down in Logan Square.
Do you rent or own?
I rent. But I would definitely consider buying a house or condo here in a few years.
What brought you to the neighborhood?
I loved the trees, I loved the architecture, and I loved the overall atmosphere of the place. It didn’t hurt that the rent was really affordable, either.
What do you like most about it?
I like the people and the sense of community. I know all of my neighbors, and people smile at me as I pass them on the streets. The neighborhood is far enough from the center of Chicago that it has a bit of a small town feel, and I really like that.
Where do you spend most of your time, when you aren’t in your apartment?
I go to New Wave Coffee, on Logan Boulevard almost every day. It’s a great place to relax and read. I also go to Lula Cafe, on Kedzie Boulevard, whenever I get the chance. The food there is absolutely amazing—I’m more than a little obsessed with their stuffed french toast. I also go to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market each week. I love wandering around the tents and sampling all the delicious food for sale.
Would you consider living in Logan Square again?