Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Blue Mountain Heights: Great Views; by Marina Jetnikoff

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Blue Mountain Heights: Great Views; by Marina Jetnikoff

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Blue Mountain Heights, a picturesque suburb just north of Toowoomba offers some of the prettiest valley views around.

About seven Kms north of Toowoomba is the suburb of Blue Mountain Heights.

It is in a wonderful location just a few minutes' drive from city amenities.

Claiming a close-knit community who live mostly east of the New England Highway, Blue Mountain Heights was the southern-most part of Crows Nest Shire before council amalgamation.

Turning off Murphys Creek Road, Skyline Drive runs along a spur of the Great Dividing Range parallel to the highway.

A series of cul-de-sac streets run off Skyline Drive which forms the spine of this section of this village-like suburb.

This arrangement has made the most of some spectacular escarpment and valley views and adds to the privacy of each property.

The area abounds with natural fauna like king parrots, echidnas and carpet snakes.

aThe best things I like about Blue Mountain Heights are the neighbourhood and the views,a says long-time resident Liz Wells.

aIt's home to a lot of people from other countries and other parts of Australia, as well as plenty of people born and bred in Toowoomba and other parts of the Downs

and Brisbane,a Liz said.

aThe school bus is good for the kids and they get to know children of all ages that go to their own and other schools on the bus.a

Though Murphys Creek Road was established in the 1870s or before, Blue Mountain Heights was subdivided first in the 1970s a[pounds sterling] before that it was natural bushland.

aBlue Mountain Heights is a mountain retreat with a lovely feeling where everything is just a little bit different,a Meg Robertson from PRD nationwide says .

aI call it the land of milk and honey because it offers a mountain lifestyle with million dollar escarpment views that will just blow you away.a

The suburb has a comfortable established feel with tended gardens and a bush outlook. …

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