Built on the south-western boundary of the Centenary suburbs, Riverhills was officially opened in January 1973 and now has approximately 1303 residential properties. The area was designed for young families, who wished to live in natural atmosphere of bush land and with the development on high land; it gave many homes beautiful vistas. The suburb’s name, proposed by developers, reflects the rises overlooking the Brisbane River at the western end of the Centenary Suburbs, and was designed as a cul-de-sac concept, meaning the streets are very quiet, with little flow traffic. Riverhills offers easy access to primary schools including Middle Park, Good News Lutheran, Jamboree Heights and Jindalee schools.
The suburb is located 19.5km from Brisbane City, with an average 25 minute commute and is spread over approximately 2 square kilometres. Between the years of 2001 and 2006, the area showed a population growth of 7%. The predominant age group of Riverhills is 20-29 years with households primarily made up of couples with children. In 2001, 69.5% of the homes in Riverhills were owner-occupied compared with 72.2% in 2006.