Moving to the Gold Coast – The Top Suburbs

Looking for an affordable, beachside lifestyle? Living on the Gold Coast might be exactly what you’re looking for.  This suburb guide gives you an idea of the different localities on offer.

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1. Northern beaches

Sanctuary Cove

Median house price: $637K

Average age: 40-59

Ratio of family to single households: 60/40


Sanctuary Cove is a luxurious parkland built around four man-made harbours on the Coomera River. Golf courses, private waterways and modern houses make this a stylish locale. 

The area has a number of local schools, including Coombabah State Primary School, Coombabah State High School and Saint Stephen’s College, a private prep-12 school.


Main Beach

Median house price: NA

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 41/59


A trendy boutique suburb, with a strong café culture and some of the best bars on the Gold Coast.  If you have a family, make sure to take them to Sea World!


Southport

Median house price: $456K

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 34/66


A leafy, established suburb in the centre of the Gold Coast business district, Southport offers beautiful homes with close proximity to parklands and beaches.


2. Inland

Oxenford

Median house price: $335K

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 51/49


Centrally located between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Oxenford is close to the Coomera River and offers an affordable, relaxed lifestyle. It’s also home to many of the Gold Coast’s big theme parks.


Ashmore

Median house price: $460K

Average age: 40-59

Ratio of family to single households: 46/54     

     

An established, older suburb with views of the beach and mountains. Popular with families and older residents, it has a strong community and good parks, schools and other facilities. 

Some of those local schools include Aquinas College, a private high school, Trinity Lutheran College which offers early learning through to year 12 and Ashmore State Primary School.


Robina

Median house price: $499K

Average age: 40-59

Ratio of family to single households: 51/49


Living on the Gold Coast was never so easy. Robina is newer suburb, with Bond University, great shopping and close proximity to Burleigh Beach and transport. It also has good schools like Robina State Primary, Robina State High and Varsity College a private prep – year 12 school. With a  connection by train to Brisbane, we can’t help but wonder if Robina is the new centre of the Gold Coast.


3. Central Beaches          

Surfers Paradise

Median house price: $806K

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 33/67


Surfers Paradise is one of Australia’s most famous tourist destinations, with beautiful beaches and great nightlife. Residential apartments offer an easy beachside lifestyle.


Broadbeach

Median house price: N/A

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 33/67


Broadbeach has great surfing beaches, excellent restaurants, and a popular bar and nightclub scene. A popular suburb for those looking for a sunny lifestyle.


Burleigh Heads

Median house price: $593K

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 40/60


Burleigh Heads is a more laid-back suburb, south of busy Surfers Paradise. A family friendly suburb with excellent access to national parks, surfing beaches and shopping.


4. Southern Beaches

Palm Beach

Median house price: $595K

Average age: 20-39

Ratio of family to single households: 39/61


An ideal spot for families, Palm Beach offers the best of living on the Gold Coast. A bit further from the bustle and development of the central beaches, river swimming with great facilities for families. And great coffee.


Currumbin

Median house price: $575K

Average age: 40-59

Ratio of family to single households: 43/57


Loved for its natural beauty and the popular Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, this is a green and quiet getaway with excellent picnic, fishing and swimming spots.


If you’re considering moving to the Gold Coast, make sure to check out our QLD energy packages to find a plan that’s right for you, your family and/or business.

Data on suburbs from domain.com.au. Median house price is for 3-bedroom house. Last updated 29 December 2015.


Date: 25 February 2016
Category: Lumo Community

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