Karana Downs is a lovely, semi-rural area with plenty of natural bushland, riverside parks and open space. Most of the dwellings in this area are stand alone houses. Median house prices for Karana Downs are not available at this time.
Karana Downs was created from the areas of Kholo, Lake Manchester and Mt Crosby. The first stage of the residential subdivision involved the sale of 500 hectares in 1973. Karana Downs North was created from farming land owned by George Holt in the mid 1800s.
In the 1990s residents lobbied for integration with Brisbane City Council and in 1998 the Queensland Electoral Commission rezoned the suburb.
The Karana Downs Country Club formed part of the original plans for the Karana Downs development. Adjoining the club grounds is Kookaburra Park. The park and boat ramp have been the subject of dispute and petitions over the years regarding the use of the boat ramp for water skiing and other activities.
The Brisbane River and Mt Crosby are the dominant natural features of the area. This section of the Brisbane River currently forms part of the Brisbane River Canoe Trail.