Highfields Suburb Profile

17 March 2022

Highfields Suburb Profile

Situated 15 kilometres north along the New England Highway from Toowoomba lies the charming rural town of Highfields. It serves as a satellite suburb to the city of Toowoomba, and with a short commute time, it provides an excellent lifestyle alternative to suburban living.

In 2017 it was the fastest growing area in Toowoomba and has continued to expand, providing great investment opportunities whether you’re looking to buy a rental property or a family home.

Located on the Great Dividing Range, Highfields enjoys breathtaking mountain and rural views and a unique approach to the good things in life. With a focus on arts and crafts, quality educational facilities, public parks and historical pursuits, Highfields attracts a range of people looking for a charming and fulfilling lifestyle.


Highfields is within an easy 15-20 minute commute of Toowoomba along the New England Highway. It is well served by buses departing roughly every hour to Toowoomba on bus line 950, which also has around two dozen stops within Highfields.

For those who like a bit of exercise, the New England Highway Cycleway is currently being built and is due for completion in the next couple of years. It promises to provide a safe and accessible active transport option between Highfields and Toowoomba.

If you’re wanting to travel further afield there are excellent bus links to Brisbane and the rest of Queensland, and Toowoomba is situated on The Westlander train line to Brisbane.


Highfields is serviced by a choice of quality schools and education facilities, offering 17 schools within a 10km radius. Young residents can attend state or independent schools.
Of note, there are two co-ed public schools, for years prep to 6 and 7 to 12, both of which include special education programs. There is also is private co-ed primary and secondary school (Prep-12), and a catholic primary and secondary school, also co-ed (Prep-9).

Lifestyle: Historic Highfields has that perfect mix of accessibility to all things you need for up-to-date living, with a relaxed and rural attitude. Shopping is easy in Highfields with all the services you would expect in a growing town.
You’ll also have nature at its best on your doorstep with delightful public parks and nature trails galore. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the mix of cafes and takeaways, and if you’re into sports, Highfields boasts its recently built Sport and Recreation Park which is home to soccer, rugby league, cricket, netball, athletics, and other family amenities.

Suburb snapshot

  • Total population: 14,298 (June 2021)
  • Weekly household income: $1,792*
  • Household size: Average people per household 2.9*
  • Average resident’s age: 42*
  • Average monthly loan repayment: $1,842*
  • Median house price: $640,000**
  • Median unit price: $394,000**
  • Median 12-month house price growth: 16.04%**

* government census
**based on the last 12 months of data