The suburb of Drewvale is located 28 km south of Brisbane City and is right next to Browns Plains in Logan City. The Logan and Gateway Motorways meet in the middle of Drewvale. This beautiful suburb runs alongside the green corridor between the Parkinson Bushland and the Karawatha Forest. The green corridor is home to many endemic birds and animals including some threatened species and more than 650 species of plants that provide them with natural habitat. Some Drewvale homes are situated along the edge of the forest.
The homes are generally modern brick and tile homes built in the last 5-25 years, with a few homes being older style homes from the suburb’s early days. Nearly all dwellings in Drewvale are free standing homes (96%) and some homes are still on large acreage blocks. Most of the residents are young, with the average age being 30 years. 62% of homes are occupied by families with children, 28% are occupied by couples without children and 8% are occupied by single parent families.
Most residents rely on transport by car. The Mount Lindesay Highway at Drewvale’s west border offers easy access to drive-in shopping centres at Browns Plains and the Logan Motorway leads to Logan Central and offers easy access to the Gold Coast. The Beaudesert Road is the main route into Brisbane. Community infrastructure and facilities including schools are mainly located in the neighbouring suburb of Calamvale.
Primary education is offered at the Stretton State College (Primary to Year 12) School, the Calamvale Community College and St Stephens School. The Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe (MSIT) offers over 230 courses in a range of areas including Business, Creative Industries, Fashion, Horticulture, IT and Nursing.
Sports and recreational facilities that are within easy reach for Drewvale residents include the Shapland Swim School and AJ’s Sports Centre as well as the wide range of fitness activities provided for within the Browns Plains retail and commercial area and the Gilder State Forest is close by, offering nature enthusiasts the opportunity to appreciate the biodiversity of Queensland’s indigenous plants and animals.