6 km SSE of Toowoomba
Middle Ridge is a suburb located 6 kilometres from the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 6,561. Middle Ridge was named in the 1860’s, as the area between East and West Creeks where the teamsters who camped at Toowoomba turned their teams loose to graze. The suburb contains a primary school, Middle Ridge State School. Several sporting facilities are also located in Middle Ridge: the Echo Valley Motor Sport Complex (home to the Toowoomba Auto Club and Toowoomba Motocross Club), the Valleys rugby league club, and Toowoomba Golf Club. Middle Ridge is home to the heritage-listed Gabbinbar Homestead.