Recommended Gold Coast Suburbs

With what appears to be a recovery in Gold Coast home values according to RP Data’s 2014 report, we decided to ask our clients what their top picks were within the Gold Coast City region and why (in order from the most southerly QLD suburb to the most Northern):

  • Coolangatta (surf, cafes, close to Northern NSW and the Airport)
  • Tugun (Beach, Airport, short drive to NSW, M1, prices less than Currumbin)
  • Currumbin (Clean beaches, excellent cafes, relaxed lifestyle within close proximity to the Gold Coast Airport and schools)
  • Palm Beach (Schools, shops, restaurants, public transport and all the necessary Government amenities, close to the Gold       Coast Airport)
  • Burleigh Heads through to Main Beach along the coastline (Beach, cafes, shops, public transport, nightlife)
  • Robina (Easy access to public transport, away from glitter strip nightlife, Robina Town Centre, quiet residential living and close to Bond University)
  • Mudgeeraba (Close to Robina Town centre, M1, country style living between the beach and the bush)
  • Varsity lakes (New area, public transport with trains to express to Brisbane, Robina Town Centre)
  • Isle of Capri (Close to the beach and nightlife of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Canals for boating with access to the seaway)
  • Labrador (Close to Australia Fair and Harbour Town, New Gold Coast University Hospital, CBD of Southport for work)
  • Arundel (Excellent for students and work at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Public Transport)
  • Runaway Bay & Coombabah (Cafes, restaurants, boating, shopping)
  • Helensvale & Oxenford (Theme Parks, Shopping, M1, Public Transport, Schools,  easy commute to Brisbane)
  • Hope Island (Golf Courses, Boating, Restaurants, M1, secure community living)
  • Coomera and Upper Coomera (Schools, Theme Parks, M1, Access to Brisbane via car or rail)
  • Pimpama and Ormeau (New home and land packages, M1, Theme Parks, Trains to Brisbane, 30 mins by car to Brisbane or southern Gold Coast)

Most couples preferred suburbs that provided access to public transport, lifestyle activities such as sport, gyms, the beach and nightlife. Whist families stated that suburbs close to schools, shops, public transport and the beach were all desirable. With the new light rail system, major infrastructure works, upgrades to key CBD locations, the new upgraded Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Commonwealth Games due in 2018; the Gold Coast will be closely monitored by property investors.