Glenella is a very modern area of Mackay. Situated five minutes from North Mackay, Glenella is a very popular area for new housing. The suburb consists of a Sporting Club, sporting grounds, primary schools, parks, close by grocery shops and convenience stores, and a post office, only minutes from Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre, Homemaker Centres and easy access to the highway.
Glenella consists of approximately 70% of new and modern housing in comparison to the older. The blocks are slightly larger in this area, forming a more comfortable living. Glenella has boomed over the past ten years or so, and is a very popular area to live for young families and retirees alike.