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Springwood is a mid-sized suburb of Brisbane, and sits 20 kilometers outside the city. Though it has 9,000 residents, it is relatively small in footprint, covering 6 square kilometers. One thing that endears Springwood to its residents and to tourists in the area, though, is the preponderance of parkland in the town.
Even though the town encompasses only 6 square kilometers, it is home to 17 parks. Nearly 10 percent of the total land area of the town is taken up by park space. Springwood is home to a very young cross-section of society, with the majority of residents in their 20s.
Springwood sits along the old Pacific Highway, now known as the M1 motorway. There are several exits that allow drivers to exit at Springwood, so if you want to get there, it's a great idea to use a car hire service then drive yourself. The city and surrounding countryside is easy to navigate, and the surrounding areas are lovely and well-maintained.
Many residents of Springwood work in Brisbane, just a few kilometers away. Because of the city's small size, safety, and huge number of parks, it's also popular for residents of Brisbane to drive up to Springwood for the day to enjoy the parks and shopping, and just take time to get away from the hectic life of the city. They must be onto something, so why not give it a try yourself? If you're in Brisbane and are looking for a relaxing day-trip, drive on up to Springwood and see what the locals have to offer.