6.2 out of 10

Logan Central

Ranked 232nd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.644702136844 153.107954195762
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Cost of Living
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Invest umm maybe. Live NEVER"

I would never live in the Greater Logan area as I just wouldnt feel safe for my kids. But I am thinking of buying an investment property here as I always believe it is a good investment principle to buy buy in a 'bad' surburb which borders a 'good' suburb and wait till the 'good' eventually pushes the 'bad' further out.
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Katty
Katty Yep, aande61, has proven they live under a rock. Get out of your snobby designer clothes and explore how you can make it by buying a tidy, roomy, extremely affordable family house in Woddridge and Logan Central.
2yrs+
happy-inl
happy-inl My husband, myself and our gorgeous 3 year old son live in Logan Central. We bought our first property here in 2007, our second in 2009. Then sold our first to try and avoid another rental in the area. We love it. Great neighbors, close to everything. 2 minutes from the pacific hwy and Logan motorway.
I was a bank manager for 12 years and now a stay at home mum - could not have had that blessing had we bought elsewhere with a large mortgage. My husband has a trade. I have had no trouble what so ever and I am home with my son daily. We walk to the shops, have spent 100k on our renovations with no fear of over capitalizing as we don't plan on moving. the mortgage is small enough to have many lifestyle options.

I believe it starts with the people living here / buying here to start telling it how it really is living here. I love it!! Logan is a very large area, the news always says Logan when something goes wrong....yet they will state the Brisbane suburb name. It does not help the area of Logan and a good story doesn't sell.
Yes there are some bad little pockets, though I have to admit, in the last 10 years, I have seen a huge improvement with these pockets as well. resident are saying no to these kinds of behaviors and are calling the police on any socially unexceptionable behaviors and this is making a difference.

So please don't consider this suburb as an investment, rather than an affordable option to live. You will not regret it.
Jan 11, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"I love my neigbours"

I've lived there since 2007 and have and great neighbours are definitely Gold. I've never had a problem with anyone and the feeling is very neighbourly. Homes are built quite well, and there are more renovations going on improving the streets.

The infrastructure is good, and the City Council seems to be proactive and friendly and the police headquarters is just a couple of streets from us so it's great. Department of Transport, Library, Council buildings are on the same main intersection.

Good access to Trains, Buses.

Cost of living is very reasonable, and the Logan Sunday Markets is an interesting place to shop and swap.

I read about some crime in the areas further out, but haven't experienced any myself personally.

I think it's a great investment location, and good for families with easy highway access, cheap farmers produce and good potential. Rent is going up in the area, and investment properties have good occupation rates.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to buy !"

Logan Central has come along way. I think this is a great place to buy or invest. The council seems to be commited to cleaning up this area and creating a better name for the district. The houses in this area are still relatively affordable for the average family or single person. The more people that move to this area or show interest in investing the property prices will increase, thus increasing the street value in most areas.
I think its a great little pocket to start your property portfolio !!!

Logan Central fan !
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place for beginning investor"

I have high hopes for the Logan district in a few years to come. I am buying my first investment in this area and whilst they are still very affordable, this south district area is deemed for 40% more housing in the next 10 years, which demand will only ever increase property value. My advice buy a cheaper house, renovate it.
As for the title "Bogan Central" this will change as higher rent prices increase and property value increases. A lot of first home buyers have snapped up some bargains in this areas, in turn will see the houses being much better looked after, will increase street appeal.
I would love to see this area increase in ratings.... your comments are appreciated !!!!
Excited investor :-)
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4/5
2yrs+

"Logan City - ideal spot between Brisbane and the Gold Coast"

Logan City is situated only 25 kms from Brisbane and as Logan city is just north of the Gold Coast it has much to offer the visitor. You can visit one of the many parks along the Logan River and in close proximity is the Kingston Butter Factory which is now a museum and art centre, Daisy Hill Koala Park or Springwood Environmental Park. There is no shortage of accommodation in the area with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Logan has great shopping facilities in many areas of the city as well as great restaurants, bistros and cafes. There are numerous sports and recreational facilities and real estate bargains can still be snatched in certain areas although the prices are on the rise due to the closeness to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"The Last Place I'd Live- Ever"

In the majority of Queensland, Logan is rather affectionately know as Bogan. I think you may be able to guess why... It has limited employment potential, high unemployment figures, high drug and alcohol abuse numbers and a staggering amount of domestic violence related crimes. The schools do an admirable job of trying to improve the morale of kids attending, but it really is like pushing poo uphill.
(I've taught in the district). The house prices are still relatively low for obvious reasons, and rent is affordable. There is the Logan Hyperdome for retail relief with a large choice of shops. It's about 20 minutes drive to the CBD and transport is available.
virgo
virgo i wrote a review on wain av.logan central that i wanted to share with people who think of buying a house here.because i completely disagree with the man who said he lived here.He should get his facts and figures stright think about the times we live in and compare this area and our country with others.
2yrs+
jen85
jen85 couldnt have said it better. logan is a shit hole.. on the upper hand if your a junkie or drug dealer than this place is perfect for you!!
2yrs+
virgo
virgo logan city is the third larges city in qld.you have maligned and insulted an awfull lot of people,you are are lucky most aussies are easy going and tolerant of opiniated uninformed narcistic pshociopaths like you seems to be.makes me wonder why you moved around so much?or maybe you where just not up to teaching so many children from different races and nationalitys not to mention languages and cultures.has it ever acured to you that this has something to do with their behavior problem drug taking e.t.c.most underprivaleged,displaced and or poor people have the same problems the world over;unfortunately most end up in logan namely woodride,that is rapitly turnig into a slum-ghetto due mainly to lack of planing by an incompetant state and australian goverment it has a lot to learn times have changed since 9/11 innocence and blind trust have gone,so if i where you i watch my back the newcommers into our australia are not as tolerant and have yet to learn to say how are you going mate allright? and rearly mean it. HOO ROO from Virgo
2yrs+
MariaC
MariaC I absolutely agree. I've been here less than a month and within that time, I have failed to find a park safe enough for my daughter to play in...and there are HEAPS! - The last one we went to, we were approached by 2 junkies with possibly beer in a brown paper bags, telling us to f*cking leave. Mind you, my daughter is only 2. I can honestly say it's worse than Dandenong or Frankston areas in VIC. I don't even feel safe to walk or jog or take my daughter ANYWHERE. Almost everyone looks and acts like they're on drugs. Every shopping strip here looks absolutely slum like and EXTREMELY low class. There have been many crimes in Logan during the evening news, since my being here. I'm near Eagleby area and the only good thing near here is Hyperdome. Everywhere else is too unsafe and definitely not a place to be bringing up my kids, that's for sure. Even the look and feel of this area is...ghetto like, so to speak. If you've had great experience in this area, good for you! But unfortunately, the bad over rides the good, for first impressions sake and coming here to visit relatives every year. Now we're here to stay...but my daughter and myself will both be moving out asap.
2yrs+
MariaC
MariaC I forgot to add the constant yelling and screaming of neighbours, constantly arguing. And the hoons at night, doing burnouts around the corner. Oh, and the first few days of being here, there was a burglary just next door. The cops knocked on our door and asked if we knew anything about it. Yeah, not a safe place. I wouldn't even invest here because I'd feel sorry for the tenants.
2yrs+
happy-inl
happy-inl I very sad others have experienced such opposite to us. My husband, our gorgeous 3 year old son and myself live in Logan Central. We bought our first property here in 2007, our second in 2009. Then sold our first to try and avoid another rental in the area - so sold it to a family looking to live that would look after it.. We love it. Great neighbors, close to everything. 2 minutes from the pacific hwy and Logan motorway. We moved from Coorparoo.
I was a bank manager for 12 years and now a stay at home mum - could not have had that blessing had we bought elsewhere with a large mortgage. My husband has a trade. We are decent, educated and friendly drug free parents. Our street consists of the same. I have had no trouble what so ever and I am home with my son daily. We walk to the shops, leave the car out the front some days, have spent over 100k on our renovations with no fear of over capitalizing as we don't plan on moving. the mortgage is small enough to have many lifestyle options.

I believe it starts with the people living here / buying here to start telling it how it really is living here and be the ones to set the bar of not minding our own business,... we did this in our street. Cleaned it up and now I love it!! Logan is a very large area, the news always says Logan when something goes wrong....yet they will state the Brisbane suburb name. It does not help the area of Logan and a good story doesn't sell.
Yes there are some bad little pockets, though I have to admit, in the last 10 years, I have seen a huge improvement with these pockets as well. resident are saying no to any kinds of socially unexceptionable behaviors, calling the police and this is making a difference.

So please don't consider this suburb as just an investment opportunity, rather than an affordable option to live (so far). You will not regret it.
Jan 11, 2017
assadj
assadj Logan?!...it's such a bad place Logan..so many stabbings, rapes murders etc goes on there!...Hell on earth!!
Feb 22, 2017
roser3
roser3 I have lived at Shailer Park (Logan City) since 2008 & I love it. There are great walking tracks, Daisy Hill park, & natural reserve (such as Kimberly forest reserve). Because of big forest reserve, I feel air is very clean. It feels especially nice after a rain fall. There are many great schools close by (you can google). I have worked in Gold Cost, Brisbane North, Ipswich & Logan region - because it is centrally located, I have job option in all directions. I used to live in Sydney before. I admit there are few pockets in Logan region which are not safe (I don't want to name them here) but there are also many fantastic suburbs in Logan city such as Rochdale, Springwood, Daisy Hill, Shailer Park, Cornubia, Underwood, etc, etc. Logan city is very a large city comprising of many suburbs (you can look at map). I think it is wrong to generalise a whole city based on handful of suburbs, No matter which city you go, you will always find good pocket & bad pocket.
May 12, 2017
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