Reedy Creek, a rural/residential locality with increasing urbanisation in the early 2000s, is six km west of Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. Its northern boundary is the Pacific Highway, following the former South Coast railway. At a point where the line crossed the creek there was a stopping place named Reedy Creek.
The stream is a short one, beginning in Tallebudgera Valley and running into Burleigh Waters (formerly Stephens Swamp).
In the early 1980s Reedy Creek's undulating hills lay between the developing Burleigh Waters and the inland town of Mudgeeraba. Its empty acreages provided relatively cheap land where new private schools could be established. They included Kings Christian College (P-12, 1980) Hillcrest Christian College (P-12, 1982) and a Seventh Day Adventist primary school. The last two are near the former railway stopping place (Reedy Creek Road/Pacific Highway) where there are local shops. During the early 2000s an estate was laid out south-east of the shops, most allotments being larger than the usual residential block. Elsewhere houses are on large sites, usually on a hill with views to the coast and hinterland. There is considerable emphasis on preserving bushland and providing ridge-top trails.
State primary schools are at Ingleside (8 km south-west) and in Palm Beach and Burleigh Heads.
The census populations of Reedy Creek have been: