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Forestdale is a fairly new suburb. It belongs to Logan City Council with Hillcrest and Boronia Heights as its neighbouring suburbs. Forestdale previously formed part of Browns Plains before it was subdivided in the 1980s. Its name, which comes about because of the many trees that remain in the suburb, was officially gazetted in 1987. According to the 2006 census, over 2,400 people were known to live in the suburb. When travelling along the streets, you cannot help noticing that several are named after Robin Hood characters. Possibly, this came about because of the ‘forest’ association and ‘dale’, which is an old English word meaning ‘valley’. According to legend, Alan-a-Dale was the name of one of Robin Hood’s men.

Conveniently situated approximately 21 km from Brisbane, Property management Forestdale indicates that this suburb is mainly a residential area. The spacious homes have been built on large plots of land. On average, properties sell for $600,000.

Several parks provide plenty of outdoor relaxation. Paradise Park has a children’s playground and it also has a fitness and exercise area. Lincoln Green Park is a large events park with undercover seats, barbeques and an area for energetic basketball enthusiasts. For nature lovers, Greenwood Lakes offers bush walks and an observation deck where many birds can be viewed in their natural surroundings. The popular Forestdale Social Golf Club is well-supported and has a great social programme for all the family.

There are four primary schools in nearby Boronia Heights and Regents Park, and older children are provided for at high schools in Park Ridge and Browns Plain. Forestdale’s shopping centre offers plenty of variety for shoppers. Larger shopping malls are also nearby in the surrounding areas.

Real estate Forestdale offers an ambience of relaxed living, yet it is close to big city life. Surfer’s Paradise, being only fifty minutes by car, takes care of the surfing enthusiasts. Children can ride their bicycles without fear of moving in and out of heavy traffic, neighbours don’t live too close to each other and friendly faces make living in this rural/residential suburb a happy experience.

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