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Overview McDowall, a suburb of Brisbane, City of Brisbane, Queensland, has an area of 4.4 square kilometres and had a population of 7,237 people (2016 census). McDowall is surrounded by the suburbs of Albany Creek, Aspley, Bridgeman Downs, Chermside West, Bunya, Stafford Heights, Everton Park, and Everton Hills.
McDowall is located 9 kilometres north of the central business district of Brisbane. It is within the local government area of the City of Brisbane.
Living in McDowall McDowall is a great suburb for families; it has good primary schools, as well as state and private high schools. McDowall State School is one of the best schools in the city.
It is close to the Brisbane CBD for residents who work there. McDowall Village shopping centre on the northern end, North-West Plaza on the southern end are community-based. The suburb has lovely parks and bush tracks, too.
Three major shopping centres local to the suburb are the Westfield Chermside, Stafford City Shopping Centre, and Brookside Shopping Centre. Several bus services have routes to the local shopping centres.
History of McDowall McDowall was named after Colonel John McDowall, one of the early settlers in the area. The Brisbane City Council wanted to originally name this suburb Annand to honour Colonel Frederick Annand. The residents disapproved of the idea but instead wanted to name it after the newly opened school- the McDowall State School, which opened in 1975.
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