Gold Coast Area Profile: Gold Coast/Southern Beaches, QLD 4220


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Gold Coast/Southern Beaches, QLD? You'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure and Investor Insights.


I bought an investment property in Gold Coast/Southern Beaches. Here’s why:

Lachlan is a first time investor who just bought an off the plan apartment in Gold Coast. 

Last year, I decided to take on the challenge of investing in a property for the first time. I was already living at my current apartment but was wanting to purchase a property to add to my investment portfolio. After months of researching for the right place and looking for an area that has what I’m after, I finally settled on an off-the-plan apartment in Gold Coast/Southern Beaches. It has been the best property decision I’ve ever made and here’s why: 



The area of Gold Coast boasts spectacular beaches and long stretches of sandy shores along the wide coastline. It is internationally known as a prominent holiday destination with heritage sites and for being a surfing haven that brings in many tourists and local visitors. A few of the surrounding suburbs are Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami Beach and Burleigh Heads.

There is never a dull moment at Gold Coast with a range of outdoor recreation under the sunshine and trendy spots to check out. I love being next door to beautiful parks, going for a surf or just relaxing by the water. The Burleigh Heads National Park shows off lovely views and Palm Beach is popular for its surfing waves. In my downtime, I like visiting the Miami Farmers Market and exploring the stores by the waterfront at the Oasis Shopping Centre. I also have a selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from. I order tasty dishes with friends from the Etsu Izakaya Restaurant at Mermaid Beach or from the Willow Dining Restaurant at Burleigh Heads. When it comes to nightlife, there are countless fun and upscale venues by Casino Drive and Surf Parade at Broadbeach. 



With its upbeat lifestyle and natural features, families, couples, retirees and beach lovers have happily embraced the Gold Coast as their home. The Australian Bureau of Statistics have calculated the entire population to have around 650 000 people. The median age is 39 years old and the most common age group is between 30 to 35 years old. There are over 172 000 families and close to 277 000 private dwellings established with more expected to be built.

Looking for a great option for families and couples? Check out these listings.



You will be able to easily find several public transport options within the area to service your commute. The Varsity Lakes Station is around 9 km away and takes passengers along the Gold Coast Line. There are multiple buses all around the vicinity with stops conveniently located on nearly every street and right by the beach. 

Those who are driving are able to utilise the Pacific Motorway or the Gold Coast Highway which links them to major cities and roads. You won’t have to worry about lengthy journey times as the area is well-serviced by various public transport choices and cycling paths. 

Looking for a property near public transport? Check out these listings. 


Developments and Infrastructure

Locals are able to look forward to exciting new additions with the City of Gold Coast delivering the Palm Beach Aquatic and Community Centre Redevelopment project. They are aiming to transform the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre into a revitalised and contemporary destination that will include new facilities. To add, construction works for the Mermaid Light Rail Link began in October 2022 and will aim to be completed by 2025. The Burleigh Heads Place Making Plan is also focused on improving walkability and transport access.


Investor Insights 

Learn more about the growth and rental yields for the surrounding suburbs right by Gold Coast/Southern Beaches - Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami Beach and Burleigh Heads.


If you think that the Gold Coast/Southern Beaches area is perfect for you, why not look into buying an off the plan property there? You can start your search here or book an appointment to speak with our team of property experts to see if this is the right area for your property needs.

Published on 9th of May 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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