As if being in a gorgeous historic neighborhood with high walkability and virtually everything you need at your doorstep were not enough reason to fall in love with condos in Logan Circle, there is so much more depth just waiting to be discovered. Widely regarded as one of the best, if not THE best neighborhood in DC, there truly is something for everyone here. We’ve done the research and footwork for you, so all you need to do is head out and explore. Here are 10 reasons to love living in Logan Circle. Welcome to the neighborhood!
10: Tour the Old Korean Legation Museum. Constructed in 1877 and the former home of Seth Ledyard Phillips, Civil War Naval hero and diplomat, the stately red brick building became the Korean Legation in 1889. Restored to its former glory in 2015-2018, it is the sole remaining intact 19th century diplomatic mission building in DC.
9: In the mood for history now? Take a walking tour of the community-run Heritage Trail. This trip back through time takes visitors on a 1.5 mile adventure through the neighborhood’s historic past. Civil War camps, famous homes with incredible architecture, and the 1866 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church are just a few of the highlights that await you.
8: After all of that time travel, it’s time for a stop at one of Logan Circle’s trendy eateries. The only problem you will encounter here is trying to choose from so many delectable options: barbecue, French, Indian, Spanish, Chinese Dim Sum, Mexican, brew pubs and more. You can’t go wrong and if you can’t decide, do a walking tasting tour and have a bite at several of the many local eateries.
7: Now that you have refueled and sampled just a bit of the area’s culinary delights, perhaps a bit of shopping? Quirky antiques, art, retro memorabilia and more are a feast for the eyes at Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot. You could wander her aisles for hours, treasure hunting. Salt and Sundry has you covered for out-of-the-ordinary gifts, locally made crafts, and tools of the culinary trade.
6: Paris is literally at your front door with weekend brunch at the incomparable Le Diplomate French cafe. You will be transported to the left bank without the airfare.
5: Logan Circle isn’t just about lifestyle, it is also about real life. With four A-rated elementary schools that rank in the top 20 schools for all of DC, Logan Circle is a place to put down roots, grow into, and raise your family.
4: You can walk to everything you need. Logan Circle is conveniently located, affording residents easy walking access to Yellow, Green, Blue and Orange Metro lines. Several bus lines run along 14th street and out into the greater DC area.
3: Logan Circle is growing. Condominiums are a hot trend and a more affordable way to access all that Logan Circle has to offer. Old commercial buildings and row houses are being renovated and converted to condos, increasing home availability in this desirable area, while keeping the historic character.
2: Walkable Logan Circle means calories burned, and calories burned means indulgence. Logan Circle is extraordinarily lucky to have a plethora of dessert options. For true decadence, Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, a true patisserie, offers a French pastry experience unparalleled this side of the Atlantic.
1: Finally, and most important in this hectic world, Logan Circle’s self-contained, walkable neighborhood affords residents the disappearing luxury of time.