International flags, major cultural institutions, and public artworks line Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the grand boulevard bisecting Logan Square. Often referred to as “Philadelphia’s Champs-Elysees”, the Parkway offers magnificent, wide-screen vistas from grand City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous “Rocky” steps. At the center of this gorgeous, quintessentially Philadelphia scene lies Logan Circle, one of Philadelphia’s original five city parks with the elegant Swann Memorial Fountain as its regal showpiece.
A dream for arts and culture enthusiasts, Logan Square has an important museum collection for every day of the week. The brand-new Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum—home to the largest Rodin collection outside of Paris—and the Philadelphia Museum of Art offer unparalleled riches in Impressionist and early modern art, while the Academy of Sciences and Franklin Institute nurture the left brain with cutting-edge planetarium shows, dinosaur exhibits, and more. Lovers of literature will also enjoy access to the sprawling Parkway Central Library. Opened in 1927 and redesigned just this year the grandly columned Beaux-Arts structure is home to more than 7 million items and special collections. With abundant row houses, townhomes, new condos and residential towers overlooking the Parkway, Logan Square offers attractive housing options for every lifestyle. With the abundant cultural riches, frequent parades, street festivals, and surrounding parks why would you ever leave?