Jamboree Heights was officially opened on the 24th of August in 1969 when the Boy Scout movement held its 8th Australian Jamboree in the area which played host to over 16,000 young people from across the world, all camped on one site. A stone monolith commemorates this event in Bilga St and this is where the suburb’s name originated from. The suburb was designed to have wide, traffic free roads for a family orientated, peaceful living environment. Homes in the area are positioned to take advantage of the high ridges and gradual slopes, which mainly face north and north-west, and offer idyllic mountain views.
The suburb is located 17km from Brisbane City, with an average 22 minute commute and consists of approximately 1052 residential properties. Jamboree Heights experienced a population growth of 2% between 2001 & 2006. The predominant age group in Jamboree Heights is 30-39 years with households made up of couples with children. In 2001, 72.3% of homes in Jamboree Heights were owner-occupied compared with 74.9% in 2006.