Logan Circle Community Guide An historically rich and multilayered neighborhood to love.
History and Flavor
There are many neighborhoods to love in DC, but perhaps none is as historically rich and multi-layered as Logan Circle, located in Northwest DC. With a storied past, a bustling present, and a bright future, Logan Circle is a neighborhood that will always be a significant investment.
Logan Circle started as Camp Barker, an Army barracks converted to a refugee camp during the Civil War. Following its wartime service, the area became a hub for development, which soon led to some of the old streetcar routes being laid in this area. This first use explains the layout of the area and the path of development throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Logan Circle Holiday House Tour: This annual event sponsored by the Logan Circle Community Association gives you a chance to see inside some of those awe-inspiring historic homes in the neighborhood. Also, some homes feature musicians to help make things even more jolly. The tour is often scheduled during December, though dates vary.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: This luminary founded the National Council of Negro Women. And was one of the most influential African American women of the 20th. Her three-story Victorian townhome in Logan Circle is now a museum and the National Archives for Black Women’s History. Find out more and schedule your visit here.
Music & Parks
- Black Cat– Located on 14th Street, the Black Cat features multiple stages, a restaurant, bar, and a vintage arcade with pinball machines and classic games of all types. Hear “the next big thing” at one of their many concerts each week—Black Cat has been a launching pad for some of the most significant artists in music.
- Studio Theatre– One of the most crucial small theatre venues in the country, Studio Theatre, has four performance spaces and has won a slew of awards. You’ll find some of the edgiest playwrights and most important performers on any given evening here.
- Logan Circle Heritage Trail– Learn about some of the significant changes in the neighborhood by walking this easy 1 ½ mile trail. Signs posted along the route will help you get to know the history of the area better.
- Logan Circle Park- Recently renovated by The National Park Service. Located in the hub of the circle, it has a statue of General John A. Logan, the neighborhood’s namesake. Bring a book, bring your lunch, and perch on a bench for a beautiful view of the surrounding architecture and a little Vitamin D.
Popular Shopping and Eats
- Current Boutique– High-end consignment shop featuring new & used women’s clothing & accessories from top designers.
- Shinola Logan Circle Store– Upscale retailer of watches & bicycles, plus a line of leather goods & curated gift items.
- The Shed DC– Home goods and more.
- Salt & Sundry– Modern oasis for artisanal pantry items, plus a curated array of barware, linens, cookbooks & more.
- Le Diplomate– Whether it is their signature weekend brunch you are longing for or their nightly diner, the food and ambiance at Le Diplomate make it one of DC’s favorite boites. And with sidewalk seating so reminiscent of a Parisian cafe, you might just forget you are still in DC.
- Cork Restaurant and Wine Bar– Want to taste some new wines, learn a little about them, and pair it all with great food? Look no further than Cork. A relaxed atmosphere and extensive collection of bottles mean there’s always something new to try.
Best Public High Schools
- Luke C. Moore High School 288 students, 18:1 student-teacher ratio
- Cardozo Education Center 746 students, 10 :1 student-teacher ratio
Best Public Elementary Schools
- Ross Elementary School 190 students, 12:1 student-teacher ratio
- Seaton Elementary School 390 students, 10:1 student-teacher ratio
Logan Circle & P St– Bus stop
14th St NW & R St NW– Bus stop
P St NW & Logan Circle NW- Bus stop
Dupont Circle – Bus Stop
Median Home Value
$722,391 as of 2021
Median household income – $109,923
Median age: 33
Families with children – 8%
High school diploma or equivalent – 11%
College Degree: 83%
28% African American
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