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Forestdale is a subdivision of and previously part
of Browns Plains. Forestdale is named as such due to
the lack of tree clearance compared to surrounding
suburbs, although the risk of bushfire is greater
than its neighbouring suburbs. "Forest" is from the
modern day English word meaning a dense growth of
trees and "dale" is originated from Middle English
meaning a man who lived in the valley. The suffix is
a reference to Robin Hood, an archer according to
medieval folk tales. Many of the streets in the
suburb are named after characters from Robin Hood
stories. Apart from substantial areas of reserve
land, some market gardening, retail and minor
pockets of farmland destined for development,
Forestdale is residential in nature. Most houses are
large and sit on extensive blocks of land.
The Greenwood Lakes wetland with high conservation
values is found in Forestdale. Visitors to the park
may undertake bushwalking, walk the dog, bird
watching and use the picnic tables, boardwalk and
viewing platform provided. A large lakes and
terraced banks along Oxley Creek were created by
commercial sand extraction operations in the area.
Forestdale is a family-friendly suburb in Logan with good
backyards and affordable property.
comparatively new suburban area, Forestdale is located
within close proximity to other popular Logan suburbs,
Boronia Heights and Hillcrest.
Forestdale has a mix of newer and older homes, acreage
properties - set amid bushland - with homes likely to be
brick and tile or of a more contemporary design.
The Boronia Park Shopping Village, the Forestdale Shopping
Centre and Middle Road Village Supermarket are the local
shopping areas. Residents in this area, however, generally
travel to nearby Browns Plains or Park Ridge for their
shopping needs and for entertainment. The Grand Plaza in
Browns Plains contains a shopping centre, cinemas and a bus
exchange with services to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
There is a Boronia Heights Primary School but families with
older children generally send them to Park Ridge High or to
private schools further afield.
Edwards Park has bike tracks and an outdoor fitness circuit
set in a lush creek and park area.