Im quite amused by the above comments so I thought I should add my thoughts, being a true Logan bogan. I was born and raised in Logan and moved to the north side of Brisbane straight out of high school as it was closer to my work. I also lived at the Gold Coast and just recently moved from fig tree pocket back to Logan as its my home town and I missed the privacy that I had in suburbia. In the 40yrs that my parents have lived in Logan theyve never had any troubles and neither have I; obviously wouldnt move back if that were the case. My family are all working professionals and have likeminded friends who have invested in this area. Although it is a low socioeconomical area and is reknowned to have a high crime rate, one would be very naive to think that this kind of behaviour is just within the Logan district. Im not proposing that Logan is better than either of the two cities (Brisbane and Gold Coast) however from my personal experience I have faced more confronting situations having lived and worked in the heart of both cities. Short answer to your question, growing up in Logan I was an awkward nerdy Caucasian girl with braces who rode her scooter to the local fish and chip shop and played 44 home with the neighbours kids until the street lights came on...just like any other kid. I was very blessed to have two beautiful nurturing parents that provided all that they could and although in later years considering buying a nice apartment in the city I chose to buy a house in Logan. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and judging from the stories on the news I couldnt blame them. However it is very one sided from the media and/or ill informed opinions from those who havent dared to cross the boarder. Sorry for the sarcasm but its quite funny knowing how safe it actually is in comparison to what people imagine...not as bad as youd think.
As a girl living in logan
I am out numbered here on the negative, but my husband, myself and our gorgeous 3 year old son live in Logan Central. We bought our first property here in 2007, our second in 2009. Then sold our first to try and avoid another rental in the area. We love it. Great neighbors, close to everything. 2 minutes from the pacific hwy and Logan motorway.
I was a bank manager for 12 years when purchased here and now a stay at home mum - could not have had that blessing had we bought elsewhere with a large mortgage. My husband has a trade. I have had no trouble what so ever and I am home with my son daily. We walk to the shops, have spent 100k on our renovations with no fear of over capitalizing as we don't plan on moving. the mortgage is small enough to have many lifestyle options.
I believe it starts with the people living here / buying here to start telling it how it really is living here. I love it!! Logan is a very large area, the news always says Logan when something goes wrong....yet they will state the Brisbane suburb name. It does not help the area of Logan and a good story doesn't sell.
Yes there are some bad little pockets, though I have to admit, in the last 10 years, I have seen a huge improvement with these pockets as well. resident are saying no to these kinds of behaviors and are calling the police on any socially unexceptionable behaviors and this is making a difference.
So please don't consider this suburb as an investment, rather than an affordable option to live. You will not regret it.
It has a stigma but I let facts speak for themselves. We have a townhouse in Logan Central and never ever had a problem. Never been broken into, our tenant is fantastic and they've never had issues. I think the place you live in is what you choose to make of it - and there's a lot going for this area if your judgement isn't prejudiced.
To be clear, Logan is NOT a town, it consists of 70 suburbs in total and it is called, Logan City. Logan City is currently being revamped.
I'm originally from the Yarra Valley, Victoria. I bought a house in Meadowbrook (in Logan City) and after living here for 5 years, I feel so lucky. Not only is Meadowbrook culturally diverse and not “bogan-ish” at all, it is family orientated and incredibly safe that I would allow my kids to roam freely unsupervised. The suburb has a very flat terrain unlike other suburbs which makes it ideal for those with arthritis, wheel chair users and the elderly. Everything including the hospital, university, Tafe, Woolworths and train station is within walking distance. The Logan Council has recently planted many trees along University Dr and Loganlea Rd, Logan Hospital is being expanded and a brand new train station is being built. Meadowbrook is 30 mins to Brisbane City and 45 mins to the Gold Coast.
Queenslanders can criticise Logan City all they want but from an outsider’s point of view, in terms of crime, unkempt streets and homelessness, Logan City is no different to the rest of Queensland and Australia. I would highly recommend Logan City in particular, Meadowbrook and surrounds to first home buyers and investers.
If your looking to enter the property market, then Logan is a good place to buy and start. However for all other people I would advise against living in Logan. Yes there are some good streets with nice neighbours, but they’re outnumbered by the poor streets with the derelicts. No offence, just my opinion.
Driving around Logan Central today I would never move there. Streets and streets filled with shabby houses all with junk through out their yards! Normal people don't live like that lol no where in Logan that I saw looked appealing to be honest. The only appeal to the city is that it is inbetween Brisbane and the GC but I would be too scared to move there myself, I couldn't stand living next to people yelling and screaming etc all day. I'm sure there are good parts to the city but I can't tell you where lol
I personally think it's not safe living here. One of my friend bought a property here last year on Garfield road and got broken onto twice. like anyone else answering this question definitely not safe for families with children. But i believe this place will be worth quiet bit of money in 15 years time. Right time to buy a invesment property as properties are so cheap compared to nearby suburbs like underwood, Kuraby even Marsden.
HECK NO! I have been here a month and I don't feel safe even taking my toddler to ANY of the parks or even to go for a walk. Just today, I got the courage to take her to a nearby park...BIG mistake! We were stalked by 2 junkies with alcohol in hand, telling us to effing leave. DO NOT live here, especially if you have children!
In my opinion, No. It's known as a 'bogan' suburb and has high crime rates. Not good for families. I would NOT recommend it.