Offering affordability and a convenient location, Boronia Heights has proven a popular suburb for young families and first home buyers over the past few years.Only a short drive to Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, Boronia Heights is also close to a number of public and private primary and high schools, including its own Boronia Heights State School.
Bus transport is easily accessible and the suburb is just off the Mt Lindesay Highway and close to the Logan Motorway.
At the junction of Mt Lindsay Highway and the Logan Motorway, Browns Plains is the hub for Logan City’s western suburbs. The suburb offers the ever popular Village Square retail precinct and Grand Plaza Shopping Centre. Browns Plains is also home to many other retail offerings and dining venues and has a major bus interchange providing transport to Brisbane City or various parts of Logan.
Crestmead offers affordable housing in a convenient location, close to various major hubs and amenities in Logan. Offering a choice for shopping, Crestmead is half way between Grand Plaza Shopping Centre and Marsden Park Shopping Centre. It is also within 10 minutes drive of Griffith University’s Logan Campus and the Logan Hospital.
The suburb itself is home to St Francis College and Crestmead State School, the Crestmead Community Centre and two large parks.
A relatively new suburb, Drewvale is split by the Logan Motorway. The southern side of Drewvale houses two modern and popular housing estates – Macquarie Park and Trinity Green. On the northern side of Drewvale, the Illaweena Gardens Estate is within walking distance of Stretton State College and Karawatha Forest. With its location just off the Logan Motorway, and close to the Gateway Motorway, Drewvale has easy access to all directions of travel.
Highly sought after, Greenbank offers acreage living less than 20 minutes south of Browns Plains. Spring Mountain and Teviot Downs are two of the popular estate choices for families seeking a quieter lifestyle, with mostly one acre blocks on offer. Larger acreage sites are available in other parts of Greenbank. Greenbank has its own primary school, some local shops, and is also less than 15 minutes drive to the new Orion Shopping Centre and new University of Southern Queensland campus at Springfield.
Nestled in bushland, Heritage Park is one of the area’s most sought after suburbs. Its mix of residential blocks and quarter to half acre home sites provide varying options to suit different buyers. The suburbs’ larger blocks give buyers more room to move while still living within minutes of Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, bus transport and a choice of schools. Parks and bikeways throughout Heritage Park provide a great family environment and several local shops offer convenience without having to go far.
Bordering Browns Plains, Hillcrest comprises a mix of residential and retail to light industrial areas. Hillcrest is home to the Greenbank RSL Club – one of the largest RSL’s in Queensland and a popular place for dining and entertainment. Bus transport is readily available and major shopping outlets and several local schools are only minutes away on the other side of Mt Lindesay Highway.
Jimboomba offers a rural lifestyle, only 45km south of Brisbane City and less than half an hour from Browns Plains. Over the past few years, dramatic growth in Jimboomba has seen more housing developments, increased retail offerings, including a new Coles Supermarket in 2008, and improved road access with upgrades to Mt Lindesay Highway extending part way to Jimboomba. Properties range from smaller blocks in the town area to small to large acreage sites. Schools include Jimboomba State School, Emmaus College and Hills International School with its world-class 18-hole golf course
Between the Logan Motorway and Crestmead, Marsden is home to many young families. With its own shopping centre, primary and high schools and access to bus transport, it is a popular choice for young people entering the real estate market. Marsden’s JJ Smith Recreation Corridor houses sporting grounds, bikeways and picnic areas. Griffith University, Logan Hospital and Logan Central shopping are only minutes away.
An established acreage area, Munruben offers a semi-rural lifestyle half-way between Browns Plains and Jimboomba. The area has larger but still manageable acreage sites with plenty of room to accommodate horses and stables. Schools and shops are within a 10 minute drive at nearby Park Ridge while the nearest major shopping centre is less than 20 minutes away at Browns Plains.
Park Ridge is proving an increasingly popular suburb for buyers who are looking for a quiet acreage lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences of city living. The short drive from Park Ridge to Browns Plains will take even less time once construction work to expand the Mt Lindsay Highway is complete. Locally, Park Ridge has its own shopping village, both a primary and a high school along with two smaller private schools.
Set in leafy surrounds, Regents Park borders Browns Plains and has a mix of old and new homes. The suburb has one private and two public primary schools and is halfway between two high schools in neighboring suburbs. Bus stops throughout the area provide easy access to transport, and bike paths allow another mode of travel for school students. Residents have a choice of shops with nearby Grand Plaza Shopping Centre or more locally, the Regency Park Shops.