| Distance To Brisbane CBD:
Park Ridge lies to Logan's west and enjoys a rural setting. There
are manicured acreage properties buffered by bushland. Part of the
suburb's western boundary is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway.
to Brisbane CBD
Logan Ridges was the original name for the suburb of
Park Ridges. This was until the early 1890s, when
the post office changed its name to reflect the
park-like nature of the area. Early settlers hailed
from Yorkshire and timber-getting and farming were
the primary industries during the 1890s and remained
important through to the early 20th century, when
tobacco growing was taken on. Success was fleeting
and eventually poultry farming came to the fore;
Ingham's Chickens becoming a major employer.
Park Ridge Provisional School opened on 23 April
1895 located between Rosia Road and Hillcrest Road;
it became a state school on 1 January 1909.
Unfortunately, the building did not have ant caps on
the stumps and eventually the white ants damaged the
building. In 1915, the school relocated to its
present site where the (then) disused Browns Plains
Provision School had been relocated. Park Ridge
State High School opened on 29 January 1991.
Parklands Christian College opened on 11 April 2001.
The size of Park Ridge is approximately 17 km². The
population of Park Ridge in 1996 was 1,549 people.
By 2001 the population was 1,745 showing a
population growth of 13% in the area during that
time. The predominant age group in Park Ridge is 50
– 59 years. Households in Park Ridge are primarily
couples with children and are likely to be repaying
between $1000.00 - $1200.00 per month on mortgage
repayments. In general, people in Park Ridge work in
a professional occupation. In 1996, 71% of the homes
in Park Ridge were owner-occupied compared with 70%
in 2001. Park Ridge is known as one of the largest
major areas in South East Queensland in terms of
size, with a portion of the suburb being entitled as
acreage land which is also the reason for high house
In the 2011 census, Park Ridge recorded a population
of 2,328 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male. The
median age of the Park Ridge population was 54
years, 17 years above the national median of 37.
62.1% of people living in Park Ridge were born in
Australia. The other top responses for country of
birth were England 9.8%, New Zealand 5.2%, Taiwan
4.1%, Scotland 1.4%, Netherlands 1.3%. 80.8% of
people spoke only English at home; the next most
common languages were 5.6% Mandarin, 1.2%
Vietnamese, 0.8% Dutch, 0.6% German, 0.6% Slovak.
There are four schools in Park Ridge.
Park Ridge State School, a government
primary school, is located at 3776 Mount
Park Ridge State High School, a
government secondary school, is located
at 14-30 Lancewood Street
Parklands Christian College, a primary
and secondary school (P-12), is located
at 11 Hillcrest Road
St Philomena School, a primary and
secondary school (P-10) is located at
61-71 Koplick Road
Settled in amongst already-established suburbs including
Regents Park, Crestmead and Boronia Heights, Park Ridge is
set to boom with its family-friendly amenities and proximity
to Brisbane's CBD.
The suburb is close to the Logan River and a stones throw
from Crestmead Pony Club and walking tracks. A number of
schools are nearby making Park Ridge
popular with young families. The suburb
is also cycling distance from bikeways
and parklands offering picnic and