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.
As one of the newer suburbs of Redlands Coast, it was originally planned as a satellite town in 1961. It wasn’t until September 1965, that the name Alexandra Hills was registered with the Place Names Board. It grew rapidly to rival Capalaba as the areas most populated suburb. It is thought to have been named after Princess Alexandra of Kent, who had toured Queensland in 1959.
Read more about the history of Alexandra Hills.
Visit the popular parks in Alexandra Hills
View Alexandra Hills' national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)