HIGHFIELDS, QLD The Highfields area quite possibly takes its name from the Highfields pastoral run, located to the north of the township. The area was first developed in the 1860s. Initially, there were a number of sawmills in the area, harvesting the local timber. Then the construction of the railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba (completed in 1867) brought railway workers to the district. As the timber-getters cleared the land, dairy farms were established. Over the decades, Highfields has grown and evolved to become one of the most popular and high growth areas in the Toowoomba & Darling Downs area. With elevated topography, excellent climate and a unique constantly expanding infrastructure, Highfields enjoys exciting potential as a sound investment for the future.