While predominantly a residential area, this thriving mainland community also boasts many family-friendly parklands, wonderfully wild conservation areas and great schools. See the interactive demographic profile.
Covering the postcode 4161, Alexandra Hills spreads out from the main road connection between the Cleveland central business district and Capalaba shopping precinct in the geographical heart of mainland Redlands Coast.
The Greater Glider Conservation Area, Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area and Squirrel Glider Conservation Area are all part of Alexandra Hills and popular places for locals to explore and catch a glimpse the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast. They are part of an extensive network of conservation areas and bushland parks throughout the coast.
A great picnic spot to take the family to relax is Valantine Park on Valantine Road, which has a children's playground, tables, cricket nets and walking trails. It is one of six popular parks in the suburb, some of which also include dog off-leash areas. The park on Windemere Road also has a skate bowl. The Alexandra Hills Sporting Club, also on Windemere Road, is part of a popular fitness precinct.
Redlands Track Park is a quality outdoor recreation reserve located nearby in the heart of Redlands Coast. Find out more about the park.
The commercial and retail hubs of Capalaba and Cleveland are both handy to Alexandra Hills, which also has its own shopping centre with restaurants, supermarket, specialty shops and medical services. It’s in the heart of Alexandra Hills, just off Finucane Road.
Schools and colleges
Very much a family suburb, it is well serviced for schools and is also home to a Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE campus.
- Alexandra Hills State High School
- Alexandra Hills State School
- St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School
- Hilliard State School
- Vienna Woods State School
Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point. Catch the train from Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Ormiston or Cleveland. Refer to the Translink Journey Planner for more details.
In 1961 Redland Shire Council tabled a proposal to develop a satellite town on both sides of Finucane Road. The name Alexandra Hills was first put forward in 1963, possibly to commemorate the 1959 visit of Princess Alexandra to the Shire, and it was registered in September 1965. In 1967 most of Alexandra Hills was still bush, with approval for 7 homes to be built in the new suburb that year.
By 1976 Alexandra Hills was the fastest growing area in the shire, and by 1992 it was the most populated suburb, with 14,548 people calling it home.
Find out more through the Redlands Coast History library catalogue.
Visit the popular parks in Alexandra Hills
View Alexandra Hills' national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)