Located 27 km to Brisbane’s south, and bordered by the Logan River to the east, the Beenleigh rail and Logan Motorway to the north, and Scrubby Creek to the west, Loganlea (4131) is primarily residential with a mix of retirement facilities, high-density townhouse development, housing estates with detached houses on smaller blocks and older homes on semi-acreage. Like much of Logan, it is changing with rapid population growth. Because of its proximity to the Logan River, it is prone to flooding.
Initially a dairy farming area, the first post office was opened in the area in 1871. A railway station and a bridge across the Logan River followed in 1885. Housing developments began to appear in the 1970s and 1980s. Today Loganlea also supports a school, a police beat, a retail zone with child care, and an artists community as well as a hospital, TAFE college, University, and several shopping centres in neighbouring suburbs.
Loganlea is also well serviced by regular rail and bus transport to Brisbane, Beenleigh and the Gold Coast as well as having easy access to major arterial roads and motorways.
In 2011, 6200 people lived in Loganlea, their average age is 30 years. Residents tend to be younger than other suburbs, with a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and single-parent families, more than double the national average, respectively. Residents were also from Philippines and Fiji although Khmer, Samoan, and Hindi were spoken alongside English at home.