Alexandra Hills, centrally located in Redland City is bounded by Valantine Road, Fullerton Street, Randall Road, William Street, Marina Street, Margaret Street, Balmoral Street, Allenby Road, Cherry Street, McDonald Road, the creek and the suburb of Wellington Point in the north, Hilliards Creek in the east, Boundary Road and Redland Bay Road in the south, and Coolnwynpin Creek, Draycott Street, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Alexandra Hills High School and Valantine Road Park in the west. Alexandra Hills has a land area of 1,374 hectares or approximately 14km2. Alexandra Hills is thought to be named after Princess Alexandra.
Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with some land used for farming. Most of it remained as bushland until the mid-1960s, when significant residential development occurred, spurred by the planning of the suburb as a satellite town in 1961. Rapid growth took place from the late 1960s into the late 1980s, with population growth slowing during the early 1990s. The population was relatively stable from 1996, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. Today, Alexandra Hills is a predominantly residential area, but also includes substantial parkland and conservation areas, and a sewage treatment plant in the east.
Major features of the area include Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Alexandra Hills Campus), Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre, Greater Glider Conservation Area, Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, Squirrel Glider Conservation Area, Alexandra Hills Sporting Club, Alexandra Hills Skate Park, George Street Park, Hanover Drive Park, O’Gorman Street Park, Snowdon Street Park, Valantine Road Park, Windemere Road Park, Alexandra Hills Hall and a number of schools.