This well-established inner suburb of Logan City is located 22 km to the south east of Brisbane’s city centre. Kingston is largely residential with some commercial and industrial areas and rural developments along Scrubby Creek. The suburb got its name from Charles Kingston, a substantial local landholder of the area. Benefitting from the housing boom in South East Queensland in 2003, Kingston has enjoyed a steady increase in owner-occupied homes in recent years.
Kingston is the home of the well-known Kingston Butter Factory, now housing the largest collection of art and craft displays in Queensland, the Logan City Historical Museum, the Butterbox Theatre and the Atrium for performing arts presentations. The Mayes Cottage and farm outbuildings in Mawarra Street are other heritage-listed sites in Kingston.
81.1% of homes in Kingston are free standing and 12.9% comprise other units like semi-detached homes and small apartment blocks. About 20.9% of Kingston dwellings are owned, 28.2% are being purchased, and 42.1% are rented. Investors find the area attractive for its buy-to-rent potential. Scrubby Creek and the Logan Motorway form the southern border of the suburb. Many shopping opportunities are available to Kingston residents with shopping centres like Kingston Palms along the Kingston Road and other retail outlets and eateries along Jacaranda Road as well as regional shopping centres nearby at Logan Central Plaza and Browns Plains.
Groves Christian College, The Centre Education Programme, Kingston College, Kingston Primary School, Kingston State School and the Kingston Centre Continuing Secondary Education are all schools conveniently located within Kingston.
Sports and recreational facilities in Kingston include the Logan City Recreational and Sports Club, the Logan City Bowls Club and the Logan City Chess Club. Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy many opportunities for outdoor leisure, recreational and sporting activities in the Kingston area; with the Civic Centre Park, Bega Park, Gould Adams Park and Augustus Park all within easy reach. Walkways and bikeways along Scrubby Creek provide places for residents to unwind and enjoy the natural wildlife, including diverse and beautiful birds that can be spotted in the Kingston area.