Hillcrest Suburb Profile
HILLCREST – LOGAN WEST’S BEST KEPT SECRET
A couple of minutes’ drive from the Logan Motorway off-ramps at either Paradise Road or Mt Lindesay Highway would see you pulling into your home driveway – if you lived at Hillcrest.
Up the hill and to the west of Browns Plains and Regents Park, it is bounded to the north by Johnson Road meandering along the Brisbane /Logan boundary, whilst Mount Lindesay Highway
is the eastern boundary and the interstate railway snakes along beside the western boundary. The suburb of Boronia Heights is snuggled beside it on the southern side of Coronation Road.
Sprawling across over 800 acres as the name suggests, part of the suburb is on the crest of a hill with an elevation of 79m above sea level (Brisbane CBD is a mere 28 metres above sea level).
Atop the crest, the Wineglass Water Tower (named for its shape and built in 1984) is visible for many kilometres. With nighttime illumination it is the most outstanding landmark in the Logan West area. Surrounding this iconic structure is a hub of community facilities – Logan West Community Centre, Browns Plains Police Station, Logan West Fire Station and adjoining Logan West Ambulance Station formerly known as Park Ridge Ambulance Station.
Logan West Aquatic Centre is also located nearby with public artworks in the surrounding park.
First developed from orchard farmland in the 1980’s, pockets of lifestyle acreage remained for 3 decades until a recent development boom has seen the sale of residential allotments and new homes springing up cross the suburb. Hillcrest saw one of the first townhouse complexes in the area built in the late 1980’s but it is now dotted with gated townhouse and unit complexes.
With the Greenbank RSL, one of Logan’s largest employers on the eastern boundary and easy access to Grand Plaza Shopping Precinct, and an array of motor vehicle outlets and light commercial industry Hillcrest has become sought after as residential suburb with plenty of employment opportunities nearby.
Although not serviced by schools there are numerous public and private schools in the adjacent suburbs. Within walking distance of amenities, serviced by extensive leafy parklands and year after year ranking near the top of list in the Queensland Police Safe Suburbs index - If you are thinking of a move to Hillcrest, don’t let the secret out!