7km N of Toowoomba
Blue Mountain Heights is a suburb located 7 kilometres from the city centre via New England Highway. Derived from a hotel name, formerly called Blue Mountain Estate, named by Queensland Place Names Board 1 May 1975. Named and bounded by the Minister for Natural Resources 12 February 1999. Regazetted without change by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, 23 September 2005. The area was named in 1975 after a hotel in the area known as Blue Mountains Estate.
Blue Mountain Heights is among the most advantaged suburbs of Toowoomba; at the 2006 census, residents had a median individual income of $585, compared with $448 for the Toowoomba statistical district, and a median family income of $1,559 compared to $1,116. The suburb had a SEIFA score of 1140, placing it ahead of all other suburbs except Redwood.