7.3 out of 10

Highfields

Ranked 12th best suburb in Darling Downs
-27.4456194553079 151.918856209253
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great town where everyones knows everyone"

Great area where everyone knows everyone with plenty to do
Pros
  • Peaceful
  • Not congested
  • Friendly community
  • Great Cultural Centre, gym, pool, library, sporting.
  • Village shops for tourists.
Cons
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
  • Needs movie theatres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Not for me."

Never understood the fuss about Highfields, average housing on small blocks, no wildlife, no shopping and a very long drive into town.
Cons
  • No shopping
  • Poor community atmosphere
  • Average housing
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
  • Needs movie theatres.
Tess
Tess Would be great if Homley could ad a date to these reviews so people can see how things change with new reviews. I find this review miss leading. Highfields has a Woolworths and a Coles and Aldi have asked council for approval to build a supermarket in Highfields. Small blocks ? Well yes there is a developement of homes on smaller blocks but the majority of homes in Highfields, Meringandand and Meringandan West are 1/2 to 1 acre blocks. Compared to Sydney or Melbourne with has a 2 hour drive or 1 to 2 hour train trip into the city to access affordable housing, I think a 20 minuet drive is a better option. As for wild life we see lots of Kangaroos out around Meringandan, and parrots abound all over the Highfields area. Beautiful big trees give welcome relief from the heat of summer.
Jan 23, 2017
Vanessa
Vanessa I left that comment maybe 5 years ago(?) And I still stand by my review. Highfields is over-rated. There are much nicer areas closer to town, on bigger blocks, with natural bushland and wildlife other than kangaroos. I have friends at Highfields who live in big houses on little blocks, where you can talk to your neighbour through the kitchen windows. I can understand that in a city, but not 20 minutes out of town. And apart from grocery stores, what is there? One decent cafe? Meringandam however is different. But it is very dry, and doesnt get the rainfall that south of Toowoomba gets.
Jan 23, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Space and clean air"

Half acre blocks add to the feeling of spaciousness and a country feel. No nearby industry so the air is clean and healthy. It really is the best of both worlds as being so close to Toowoomba it offers country ambience but city convenience. I lived there for two years and loved it. It is easy to get around and the access to the highway allows for good weekend breaks to the coast or why not explore the Bunya Mountains. The weather is cool in winter and in summer it is not hot and humid like the coast is.
Pros
  • Close enough to Toowoomba for major shopping
  • You can buy most things you need in Highfields
  • Peaceful
  • Not congested
  • Friendly community
  • Great Cultural Centre, gym, pool, library, sporting.
  • Village shops for tourists.
Cons
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
  • Needs movie theatres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic suburb"

Quiet, friendly community. Excellent schools and shops/facilities.
Great sport and gyms.
Beautiful houses and huge blocks.
Pros
  • Friendly community
  • Great gyms and sporting facilities
  • Choice of great schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely friendly community, great for families - we LOVE Highfields!"

Highfields is a lovely country town with all of the facilities you need and only 10 minutes from Toowoomba.
Excellent community spirit, peace, quiet, space and room to grow. Beautiful big house blocks with lots of trees, birds and wildlife.
With several great schools and parks in the area, this is the perfect town for a family.
Plenty of shops and services in Highfields with friendly, welcoming staff. Even the staff in Coles and Woolies are happy and friendly!
Pros
  • Fantastic schools
  • Friendly community
  • Lovely open spaces with lots of trees
  • Not congested
  • Peaceful
  • Great Cultural Centre, gym, pool, library, sporting.
Cons
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
  • Poor dining options in Highfields - thank goodness the Meringandan pub isnt far away :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for all ages."

Having recently retired and moved to Highfields I have quickly discovered how friendly and how welcoming the locals are - no time to be bored in HIghfields as there are plenty to clubs, and organizations if one wants to be involved. There is also a Pioneer Village which is run by volunteers. Land sizes are larger which helps to keep things greener and most people have a lot of pride in their houses and land. Highfields is a very trendy area that caters for all ages. In the short time we have been here we are really enjoying everthing about HIghfields and also our grand children are close by.
Pros
  • Great Cultural Centre, gym, pool, library, sporting.
  • Village shops for tourists.
  • Not congested
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Needs movie theatres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A little bit of Country near the City"

Lovely village atmosphere. Has two good shopping centres catering for most people. Within 15 minute drive to major regional city of Toowoomba along maintained roads.
Pros
  • Peaceful
  • Not congested
Cons
  • Poor Entertainment & Dining Options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers