Logan is home to more than 280,000 people from more than 185 different cultures. We celebrate our diversity and the rich and varied lifestyle it offers. Logan is also a very young city with around 50 per cent of residents aged 30 or younger. This adds energy and enthusiasm to our community and gives us a real vibrancy. No wonder we have become known as one of the most diverse cities in Australia.
As a young city, Logan's residential neighbourhoods are predominantly fresh and contemporary. New estates continue to flourish, giving locals a wide range of lifestyle options, from leafy suburbs to bushland acreage. Many older suburbs predating the city's short history have been revitalised through urban and community renewal partnership projects between Logan City Council and the Queensland Government.
Given its central geographic location and available young workforce, Logan has thriving commercial, retail and manufacturing precincts, as well as healthy service and wholesale industries.
Logan is ideally located between Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast, and has easy access to the national highway and rail networks. It has thriving light industrial precincts at Marsden, Crestmead, Slacks Creek and Loganholme, which are continuing to expand to meet the demand of quality, responsible industry.
Logan's cafe, restaurant, hotel and club scene has flourished in recent years. Today in Logan you can experience a diversity of tastes in a range of quality venues.
From Mediterranean fare, fresh seafood and contemporary Australian cuisine to the best of Asian, Indian and European delights, we have restaurants to suit all tastes.
Travel around the city at lunch time and you'll find a host of cafes bustling with activity, with the aroma of espresso and focaccia in the air.
Logan also has a great range of sporting and service clubs, of which tens of thousands of our residents are members, as well as hotels offering stylish decor, fine food and live entertainment.
Logan has more than 1,100 environmental and recreational parks, many featuring dog off-leash areas, exercise facilities, play equipment and skate ramps. There are pristine bushland reserves and wetlands, as well as manicured waterfront parks along the Logan River. The natural environment is an important facet to life in Logan, and a popular place to enjoy the bush and its wildlife is the Daisy Hill State Forest and Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
There's plenty to do in Logan for lovers of sport and recreation. A wide range of activities is available around the city, from the traditional cricket, football, netball and tennis to 'newer' sports like futsal and bocce. We have everything from pigeon racing and model sail boating to kayaking and martial arts.
Our facilities include meticulously manicured golf courses, spectacular aquatic facilities and the multi-purpose Insports Centre, which features basketball courts as well as a gymnasium, rock-climbing, cafe and function room.
Logan has a range of attractions that capture the city's history and cultural diversity. Visitors can step back in time at Logan's oldest home, Mayes Cottage, in Kingston, which has been converted into a house museum circa 1930s, or they can wander through the tranquil gardens of the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple at Priestdale, tucked away in a natural bushland setting.
Cultural pursuits feature strongly at the regional Logan Art Gallery which showcases the best works by local and visiting artists. Art can also be found on display in commercial galleries around town, as well as at the historic Kingston Butter Factory and Community Arts Centre. The Butter Factory is home to the Butterbox Theatre (used by local performing arts groups), the Buttermaid's Kitchen, the Logan City Historical Museum and an arts and craft co-op.
The opening of the Logan Entertainment Centre in 2002 ushered in a new era for events and entertainment in the city. Finally the city had its own venue for conferences, seminars and major functions. The centre's arrival also meant locals would have the opportunity to see major touring acts without having to leave the city.
Logan's nine public libraries host displays by local artists, craftspeople and community groups. Our libraries cater for all ages, with a huge range of books, tapes, videos and CD-ROMs. Regular activities range from storytelling to book discussion groups. The Hyperdome Library has Australia's first drive-through library service, while the Accessibility Centre at Logan North Library caters for people with disabilities.