The family-friendly suburb of Browns Plains is located in Logan City about 22 km south of central Brisbane and has a well established infrastructure, with substantial commercial and some industrial areas. The Grand Plaza is a regional shopping centre that services all the suburbs nearby and hosts the bus interchange. Situated alongside the Grand Plaza is the newer Village Square that has a unique main street design, creating a village atmosphere with its al-fresco eateries and convenient retail outlets. The suburb’s residents also enjoy easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
87% of homes in Browns Plains are free standing and another 7.7% of units are smaller units like small apartment blocks and semi-detached homes. Many homes are modern brick and tile homes with a few older style homes. The area is fully developed and progressive, with nearly every facility and service available locally including public transport, cinemas, a skating rink, emergency services and schools. St Bernadine’s Catholic School, the Browns Plains State High School and the Browns State School are among the many schooling options available to residents within Browns Plains and the suburbs nearby. The Browns Plains Campus of the Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe is also conveniently located at the Grand Plaza.
A wide range of speciality shops, supermarkets and retail outlets are located on Browns Plains Road, including the Westpoint Shopping Centre, Plains Junction Shopping Centre, Grand Plaza Shopping Centre and the Wembley Plains Shopping Centre. The Logan Metro Sports Centre on Browns Plains Road is also home to specialists in sports nutrition, weight loss and cardiovascular health as well as offering three international standard indoor courts, a café and lounge bar, meeting rooms and event facilities.
The Browns Plains area also has lovely green areas, with Forestglen Park, Waller Park, Regents Park and Hyde Park all within close proximity to the main residential and commercial hub. Logan City Cycleways run along the western stretch of Browns Plains Road and past the Gilder Forest Conservation area, making the suburb very attractive to nature lovers and families who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.