The suburb of Slacks Creek is located approximately 22 kilometres south east of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Underwood, Springwood, Daisy Hill, Woodridge, Shailer Park, Logan Central, Meadowbrook, and Tanah Merah. Many main roads run through or border the suburb of Slacks Creek. Some of these include the Pacific Motorway, Compton Road, Logan Road, Kingston Road, Queens Road, Loganlea Road, the Pacific Highway, Meakin Road, Paradise Road, Lake Road, Park Road, Moss Street, Nujooloo Road, and many more. Slacks Creek is named after the stream that runs through the suburb and joins up with the Logan River just outside of the suburb’s south eastern border. The stream was named after a William Slack. The suburb’s rural period ran until the 1960s and during this time, Slacks Creek included the neighbouring suburb of Springwood. The land that was clear was used for dairying while a school opened in 1873 as well as a church in 1901. In 1946, the suburb was included in the reticulated electricity grid which subsequently led to residential development in the 1950s. Developments continued to happen through the 1960s with the opening of a hall, churches and more. Springwood cut ties and became its own suburb in 1969. Like many other Logan City suburbs, Slacks Creek was once a part of the Shire of Tingalpa.
An Abundance of Schools
There are a number of schools both within Slacks Creek and its neighbouring suburbs. Some of these include Mabel Park State School, Mabel Park State High School, Harris Fields State School, Saint Pauls Primary, Woodridge North State School, Islamic College of Brisbane, Woodridge State School, Woodridge High, Berrinba East State School, Kingston State School, Groves Christian College, Kingston College, Loganlea State High School, Kimberley Park State School, Shailer Park State School, Shailer Park State High School, Daisy Hill State School, John Paul College, Chatswood Hills State School, Calvary Christian College, Springwood State High School, Springwood Road State School, Kuraby State School and many more. As well as primary and secondary schools, there are also tertiary education facilities including Griffith University Logan campus and Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe.
Like most other Australian suburbs, Slacks Creek is a multicultural area that is welcoming of everyone from anywhere. Census data revealed that approximately 63% of people living in Slacks Creek were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth included New Zealand, England, Samoa, Philippines, and Fiji. Additionally, the census data also revealed that approximately 76% of Slacks Creek residents spoke only English in their homes. The other most common languages spoken included Samoan, Hindi, Khmer, Arabic and Romanian. This multiculturalism is what Australia strives on and there is no doubt that it brings an unmistakable welcoming feel to the suburb.
Lots of Fun To Have
Slacks Creek is home to a number of excellent parks and facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Some of these include Bill Carmody Park, Daisy Hill Park, Garoona Park, Ken May Park, Kookaburra Park, Leslie Park, Mabel Park, Meakin Park, Nygaard Park, Porter Park, Reserve Park, Timothy Park, Valencia Park, Mount Taylor Park, Marshall Park, Royal park, Rowan Park, Thompsom Park, Slacks Creek Environment Park, and more. All of these parks have some great facilities such as picnic areas, barbecues, basketball facilities, fitness equipment, playgrounds, volleyball facilities, BMX facilities, off leash dog areas, and more. There is no way that someone would be bored at one of these parks. They are great for a family day out or for hanging out with friends. There are also a number of sports clubs in and around the area for both kids and adults to enjoy and get in with the community spirit.
There are also quite a few amenities and shopping precincts within Slack Creek’s suburb borders. A huge IKEA is located along the Pacific Highway and next to it is the Logan Super Centre which has a variety of stores including indoor and outdoor furniture stores, jewellery stores, camping stores, barbecue stores, and so much more. There are also a number of car stores located along the Pacific Highway. Slacks Creek is also only a short drive away from the Springwood Shopping Mall and the Hyperdome in Loganholme which both have a variety of stores for all your shopping needs. The Hyperdome is also a major public transportation area with many buses going through the area.
Residents of Slacks Creek have described the suburb as relaxed and comfortable. Neighbours are quiet and friendly and the streets are clean and very well presented. Most importantly, residents have described the real estate in the area as high quality with affordable pricing.
Slacks Creek is no doubt a suburb worth living in. It’s a great place for a family and its location is something that can’t be passed up. Contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents for anything real estate.