Park Ridge Suburb Profile
The suburb of Park Ridge is flanked by other suburbs, being, Park Ridge South, Logan Reserve, Crestmead, Heritage Park, Regents Park, Boronia Heights, and Greenbank.
Park Ridge is approximately 17.2 sq kilometres in size and has 8 parks covering almost 0.7% of the total area. By the 2016 Census there were 2,503 people living in Park Ridge.
In the last few years, a large amount of development has been underway in Park Ridge, seeing large parcels of land under construction and reducing the size of properties from acreage land to house blocks of 350 sq metre to 600 sq metre in size. The median listing price for houses is $450,000 and has changed by 2.27% over the past year and has changed 6.63% over 2 years.
Whilst researching Park Ridge, I found that Logan Ridges
was the original name for the suburb of Park Ridge. This was until the early 1890’s, when the post office changed its name to reflect the park-like nature of the area. Timber-getting and farming were the primary industries during the 1890’s and remained important through to the early 20th
century, when tobacco growing was taken on and eventually poultry farming came to the fore and Ingham’s chickens became a major employer.
Schools in Park Ridge consist of: Saint Philomena School, Park Ridge Primary School, Park Ridge State High School, Parklands Christian College, Park Ridge Early Childhood Centre, Park Ridge Preschool, Park Ridge Childcare & Preschool.