North of the Pioneer River, Mackay incorporates the suburbs of Mount Pleasant, North Mackay, Andergrove, Beaconsfield, Glenella, Rural View and Nindaroo.
Largely residential areas, each suburb offers the convenience of specialty stores, professional businesses including medical clinics, dentists and vets. Mount Pleasant has a major shopping centre as well as larger retail outlets and entertainment facilities including a cinema and eateries.
Schools and colleges throughout the area include private and state, primary, secondary and all year levels. There are also numerous facilities offered to residents including sporting complexes, public swimming pools, parks and the natural waterway of the Gooseponds.