Logan Heights Real Estate
One of the most established neighborhoods in central San Diego is Logan Heights, known for its ethnic arts and culturally diverse community. The area is proud of its long heritage as a barrio and as a cultural arts center for ethnic artists. The area is also a quiet and beautiful neighborhood for residents to enjoy the San Diego climate.
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In 1871, Congressman John A. Logan wrote legislation providing federal land grants and subsidies for a transcontinental railroad ending in San Diego. A street laid in 1881 was named Logan Heights after him, and the name came to be applied to the general area. Plans for a railroad never successfully materialized, and the area was predominantly residential by the turn of the century, becoming one of San Diego's oldest communities.
Its transformation began in 1910 with the influx of refugees of the Mexican Revolution, who soon became the majority ethnic group. For this reason, residents and non-residents alike now call the neighborhood Barrio Logan, though officially it remains Logan Heights.
Barrio Logan is known to historians, art connoisseurs, and Chicanos as the home of Chicano Park, the site of a cultural renaissance. Because of this activity, which began with the Chicano Movement and continues today, Barrio Logan claims numerous famous artists and activists as its own.
Residents here are proud of their heritage. The community puts on street fairs and historical events honoring their Latino heritage throughout the year and attracts visitors from all parts of San Diego to enjoy the festive atmosphere.