Meet Susie Thompson, a local mum and mobile banking manager with ME Bank in Highfields
How long have you been in Highfields for?
I have been in Highfields for nearly four years.
I am a mobile banking manager with ME Bank and work from my office at home.
What brought you to the Highfields region?
There was fantastic housing availability when we moved to Highfields, and my family and I were looking for a different, relaxed lifestyle — Highfields isn’t as busy as Toowoomba, and the ease of getting around in a small community is wonderful.
How have you seen the region change since you have been living and working there?
The area has had huge growth, particularly in its infrastructure facilities including schools, eating facilities and the new sporting complex.
What do you love the most about the Highfields region?
I can do all my day to day activities and shopping and I don’t have to go into Toowoomba.
Living on acreage allows us to enjoy outdoor activities like horse riding and have other farm animals but we’re still close to everything.
Where is your favourite Highfields region hotspot?
Highfields offers us so many different cafés and coffee shops as well as beautiful parks and nature walks — it’s hard to pick just one!
Where do you like to take friends or family members when they come to the area?
Cafés and coffee shops along the New England Highway.
What would you like to see for the Highfields region in the future?
It’d be fantastic to see Highfields host more activities for young people to attend such as concerts and sporting events.
What do you like to do around the Highfields region in your free time?
Go to local pilates classes, take advantage of the beautiful parks like Peacehaven, walk through the quiet streets for exercise and go out for breakfast or coffee.
Describe a favourite memory from your time in Highfields.
Giving the kids the opportunity to live in a lovely area that is safe but offers all the facitilites of a small community and having more options for senior school education.
How do you participate in the community?
I always enjoy going to watch the kids play sport such as futsal in the community centre.
This is a great community and a lovely place to live.