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Alexandra Hills
Redland CityQueensland
Alexandra Hills hotel 1.jpg
Alexandra Hills hotel, 2013
Population 16,728 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4161
Location 22 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Capalaba
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Alexandra Hills:
Birkdale Wellington Point Ormiston
Capalaba Alexandra Hills Cleveland
Capalaba Thornlands Thornlands

Alexandra Hills is a locality in Redland City, Queensland, Australia. Alexandra Hills sits between two major areas of Redlands, with Cleveland to the east and Capalaba to the west.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Alexandra Hills recorded a population of 16,728 people, 50.7% female and 49.3% male. The median age of the Alexandra Hills population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 77% of people living in Alexandra Hills were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.8%, England 4.3%, South Africa 0.9%, Philippines 0.8%, Scotland 0.7%. 91.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Filipino, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

Key locations

Alexandra Hills itself is notable as the only enclaved suburb of the largely coastal Redland City, within which many community organisations are based;

Education

  • Alexandra Hills State High School
  • Alexandra Hills State School
  • Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE
  • Hilliard State School
  • Vienna Woods State School
  • St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Alexandra Hills State High School

Alexandra Hills State High School is located on Windemere Road and is adjacent to the TAFE. The school is the home of 136 Army Cadet Unit - City of Redlands. Until 2010, it was the largest school in the City of Redland but rapid growth of enrolments at Cleveland District State High School have put Alexandra Hills into 2nd place since 2011.

Notable alumni
  • Two members of The Grates, an ACRA-nominated Indie band, were students;
  • Brad Gustafson, a producer for Seven Network's Border Security: Australia's Front Line.

Graeme Duckham, international and local award-winning television producer. Among his many credits is the multi Logie winning television series Better Homes and Gardens. Graeme was the originating producer of BH&G., a world first in Masthead television.

Commercial

  • Valantine Shop
  • The Red Shop
  • Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre
  • IGA X-Press
  • Brisbane Stone Render
  • Quick Fit Gym and Tyre fitting
  • Hungry Jack's
  • Red Rooster
  • Aldi
  • The Hills Montessori Long Day Care Centre

Sporting Clubs

  • Alexandra Hills Bombers Australian Rules Football Club
  • Alexandra Hills Cricket Club
  • Meteors Netball Club

Parks, bushland and recreation

Alexandra Hills squirrel glider walkway
Squirrel Glider Conservation Area, 2013
  • Windemere Road Park
  • Coolwinpin Creek
  • Valantine Park
  • Community Centre
  • Keith Surridge Oval
  • Hanover Drive Park
  • George Street Park

Windemere Road Park is the most developed park in Alexandra Hills. The most recent addition has been a climbing wall. It also hosts a flying fox, skate/bike bowl, basketball court and an off the leash area for dogs. The park itself stretches from Windemere Road to Cumberland Drive.

The George Street and Hanover Drive Parks also have dog offleash areas and there is a trial area in Valantine Park.

Alex Hills Hotel

Alexandra Hills is also home to the popular McGuire's owned venue 'The Alexandra Hills Hotel' or colloquially known as 'The Alex'. The hotel is situated on the outer edges of Alexandra Hills almost bordering nearby suburbs Wellington Point and Cleveland. The hotel is also home to the 'Squeeze Club', a weekend nightclub commonly referred to as 'The Pit'. It is located on the top level of the Hotel.

Coordinates: 27°31′22″S 153°13′14″E / 27.5228°S 153.2205°E / -27.5228; 153.2205 (Alexandra Hills)

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