Notable features of the suburb include a large shopping centre - Westfield Carindale, the Pacific Golf Club, Belmont State School, Belmont Bushland Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital (psychiatric only) and Bulimba Creek. The Gateway Motorway borders the suburb.
Surrounding suburbs include Belmont, Carina, Carina Heights, Mansfield, Cannon Hill, Tingalpa, Mount Gravatt East and Mackenzie. Public transport runs frequently to and from Carindale and the City via Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, leading to the multi-million dollar busway.
Federally, the people of Carindale are represented by Kerry Rea MP (Labor) in the seat of Bonner. On a state level, the seat of Chatsworth is held by Chris Bombolas(Labor). Adrian Schrinner (Liberal) is Brisbane City Councillor for Chandler Ward.
The area is of a high socio-economic condition, which is evidenced by the "mini-mansions" that form much of the suburb.
20 to 39 year olds are the most prevalent age group in Carindale, with 30% of residents in this bracket. The next most common are people aged 40 to 59 (27%), then 5 to 19 (21%), 60+ (16%) and 0 to 4 (7%).