Park Ridge, Queensland
|Population||2,012 (2006 census)|
|Area||17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)|
Park Ridge is a suburb of Logan City,part of the Brisbane metropolitan region, Queensland, Australia. Park Ridge lies to Logan's west and enjoys a rural setting. There are manicured acreage properties buffered by pretty bushland and the suburb holds great appeal for horse lovers.
Logan Ridges was the original name for the suburb of Park Ridges. This was until the early 1980s, 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.
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 prices. A large part of the suburb is located and based around the Mount Lindesay Highway which is one of the largest and busiest highways of Queensland.
Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $602,000. As according to accurate estimates, it is said[by whom?] that house's prices may rise even more with the big construction projects currently in process on the Mount Lindesay Highway.