Underwood is located 18km south-east of the Brisbane central business district and is situated in the Logan City Council local government area.
Underwood is a close-knit community and a suburb where many owners enjoy walking their dogs along the ample pathways and parks. The beautiful Pride of India trees add a splash of colour at various times throughout the year.
Underwood provides close proximity to almost everything a resident needs. There are ample retail outlets, restaurants and bars, sporting facilities and parks. It is a suburb that attracts many businesses due to the close proximity to Technology Park and direct access to the Pacific Motorway (15 mins to the city). The Glen Hotel provides some wonderful nightlife.
The Eight Mile Plains busway is not far away, and there are also buses along the busier roads such as Logan Road. Kuraby train station is a short drive away.
Facilities wise, there are plenty! Medical, schools, childcare and the like, all within walking distance.
Underwood is named after early settler William Underwood who was a landholder, in the Eight Mile Plains district from 1865. He established the Commercial Hotel on his land to the north of the Beenleigh Road intersection. It operated from the early 1870s through to 1895 when it burnt down. Underwood had moved on in the 1880s to manage the Mount Gravatt hotel. During the late 1890s, Underwood’s sons William junior and Walter were horse dealers in Eight Mile Plains, while Arthur was a storekeeper and blacksmith in the Mount Gravatt area. Walter Underwood lived on the corner of Underwood and Logan Roads through to the late 1930s and was involved in farming and timber getting. The suburb was gazetted in 1975 and at that time straddled the boundaries of Brisbane City and Albert Shire. Today, Underwood is bounded by Millers Road, Underwood Road, the South-East Freeway, Logan Road and roughly Compton Road. It includes major industrial and shopping precincts, the mail exchange, the Australian Football Club, the Logan Aquatic Centre, as well as residential estates.