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The best suburb in the Gold Coast

By Andrew Bell

If you’re thinking of moving to or investing in real estate around the Gold Coast, it’s important to find an area that fits you or your business. The suburbs of the Gold Coast have so much to offer, so here are some of the most popular suburbs for you to consider!

Surfers Paradise

As the name suggests, this suburb is the place to be for surfers. Known as a major tourist destination, this high-energy district offers an incredible nightlife scene with numerous nightclubs and entertainment venues.

Daytime activities, aside from its world-famous surfing, also include the famous Cavill Avenue for shopping as well as plenty of dining offerings. If you’re looking to ditch your car, Surfers Paradise has a great public transit system to get you around the city.

Burleigh Heads

If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, consider Burleigh Heads. This suburb is south of the more bustling Surfers Paradise and offers more of a family-friendly atmosphere. Of course, this Gold Coast territory also offers pristine beaches and some of the best surfing in the world, but its relaxed environment makes it a favorite for both locals and weekenders.


North of the city center and a bit inland is the suburb of Coombabah. Its name means “home of the turtles,” and its waterfront properties are found on rivers and lakes as opposed to the ocean. It borders the Coomera River and the Coombabah Lakes Nature Reserve tidal wetlands. This suburb is extremely popular with both retirees and families, as the parks, wildlife, and stunning views of the river and estuary appeal to all ages.

Mount Tamborine

Sometimes called South East Queensland’s best-kept secret, Mount Tamborine is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland, a stunning mountain rainforest region. Just 40 minutes from the Gold Coast and less than an hour from nearby Brisbane, this suburb is mostly known as a destination for hiking and nature enthusiasts. It also offers wildlife, vineyards, working farms, and habitats where dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. In addition, there is a Main Street Village and Gallery Walk for all of your shopping needs.

Of course, this is only a slice of the diverse suburbs and neighbourhoods that the Gold Coast has to offer. Whatever you are looking for in your next home or business venture, you’re sure to find something suitable in the Gold Coast.

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