7.0 out of 10

Logan

47.6752366245481 -117.399571999687
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
Feb 10, 2016

"Affordable student neighborhood"

I lived in Logan neighborhood while going to Gonzaga University. Understandably, it’s full of college students, with a few professionals and families scattered here and there.

The neighborhood is a mix of small single-family homes (with 3 or 4 students living in each one) and some low-rise apartments. It’s a very affordable neighborhood overall. This is in part because of the students, and also because there have been some safety concerns living here. I personally felt safe living here, but I would usually avoid walking home alone late at night. Over the 3 years I lived here, I had a small handful of friends mugged, but I don’t think that’s a much worse ratio than most cities.

Even though there are lots of students living here, they are generally pretty quiet and respectful. Just don’t live next to one of the men’s sports team’s houses (like the rugby house). It’s the closest thing Gonzaga has to fraternities and they frequently have loud, rowdy parties.

The best thing about the neighborhood is being close to the university. You can also cross campus to access the riverfront trail, which will take you downtown. It’s a very pleasant ½ hour walk (or 10 min bike ride) in the summer, which I took countless times, since I worked downtown. I wouldn’t recommend walking home at night on the trail though.

It’s also convenient being close to Division, and Ruby street, which are arterials that quickly take you to Northtown, the second main retail part of town.

Gonzaga University has been growing quite a bit, and expanding their campus slowly into the neighborhood, which is a trend that you can expect to continue over the years. Overall this has made the neighborhood better, with nice new buildings and a few new eateries. But that also means it's becoming a neighborhood almost exclusively for students.

A few places I’d recommend:

--The Star Bar: THE go-to place for karaoke. There are two types of people here: 1. Groups of friends being ridiculous and singing horribly at the top of their lungs. 2. Very serious karaoke regulars who practice their routines and have their own back up singers. Either way, it’s fun.
--The Clover: they serve food that’s in-season, and often local.
--Riverwalk Coffee House: a hidden little café in the southeast corner of the neighborhood, on the river, just off Springfield.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Close to arterials
Cons
  • Minor safety concerns at night
  • Non-students may not feel at home
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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