The rural/residential suburb of Park Ridge lies 10 km south-west of Logan and approximately 30 km from Brisbane. .Munruben, Boronia and Park Ridge South are its neighbouring suburbs.
Park Ridge is roughly 17 km2, with its major age group being between 50 and 59 years. The 2006 census shows that the population was over 1,600, but It has grown steadily over the past few years. It is recognised as one of the larger key areas in SE Queensland with a part of the suburb being identified as acreage land. Some of the house prices are fairly high because of the large land sizes. Property management Park Ridge indicates that the average price of homes is in the region of $600,000.
In the 1890s the suburb’s previous name of Logan Ridges was changed to Park Ridge in order to keep in line with the natural parklike character of the area. Four years ago plans were started to establish a well-planned urban suburb that would service the community. This included a planning process that involves Park Ridge’s natural features and a development to last for many years into the future.
Schools in Park Ridge comprise Park Ridge State High School (PRSHS) and Park Ridge State School, with several schools serving all age groups in the surrounding suburbs. PRSHS co-educational school was launched in 1991. The Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE Campus is located in nearby Browns Plains
Real estate Park Ridge has its own shopping centre situated on Park Ridge Road and Mount Lindesay Highway and, for those who enjoy varied shopping experiences, Browns Plains, Boronia Heights and other neighbouring suburbs, offer everything for the discerning shopper.
The Park Ridge Football Club, which attracts junior, intermediate and senior players, is the home of the Panthers. Tovey Park, in Boronia Heights, has facilities for all the family—barbecue/picnic areas, playground, volleyball, basketball and skating facilities. The surrounding areas also offer bushland reserves and wetlands for outdoor lovers.