Heatley is an outer suburb of Townsville and lies south west of the central business district. The Bruce Highway borders Heatley to the east.
Although predominately residential two major schools reside in the area, Heatley Primary and Heatley Secondary College and a number of childcare centres.
Western Suburbs Tennis Club it situated within Heatley Park with the Long Tan Memorial Pool in the vicinity.
A few independent businesses, restaurants and eateries are scattered throughout the suburb however locals can access major shopping amenities only kilometres into the neighbouring suburbs. Woolworths in Vincent is directly across the boundaries and Stockland Townsville is located south in Aitkenvale.