Suburb Property Profile: Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Surfers Paradise, Queensland? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Undoubtedly living up to its name, the coastal suburb of Surfers Paradise is the breathtaking escape that features the very best of the Sunshine State. Having vast surf beaches and a picturesque skyline, it is proudly recognised as one of the country’s most iconic holiday destinations and the ultimate tourism capital for the City of Gold Coast. The area is located close to 4kms north-east from Gold Coast’s   Central Business District.

The diverse and easygoing community has drawn around 26 400 residents comprising families with children, retirees and young professionals. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are 5 900 families and 19 000 private dwellings established at Surfers Paradise. Currently, most of the population belong to the 25 to 35-year-old age group and the median age is 42 years old.


Travel & Infrastructure

Whether you’re commuting to work or just travelling within the vicinity, there are multiple public transport options to cater to your needs. At the corner of Clifford Street, the Surfers Paradise light rail station has 2 platforms heading north and south bound. Furthermore, the Surfers Paradise North Station is around 2kms away and brings additional services. You may also catch a bus with a few stops on Thomas Drive and a couple more at Ferny Avenue. For added convenience, the town is right between the Gold Coast Highway and Bundall Road.

A huge focus of the City of Gold Coast Transport Strategy 2031 is to connect people and places with a range of safe transport options. Starting in April this year and aiming to be finished by the end of the year, the council has taken on the project of building a new section of the Gold Coast Oceanway to extend the network of walkways and bike paths. They are also looking forward to even more improvements and new ideas with the Surfers Paradise Business Centre Place Based Master Plan to be reviewed in 2025.



At Surfers Paradise, all of your shopping necessities are met with modern malls and waterfront complexes right at your doorstep. The heart of the shopping and entertainment district can be found on Cavill Avenue with the Cavill Shopping Centre providing branded stores, stylish outlets and a whole mix of dining options. For more, the Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre just around the corner offers fashion boutiques, an array of brands, international restaurants and health services. Shoppers can grab a delicious lunch right by the beach at the Soul Boardwalk Shopping Centre or have a bite to eat at the Paradise Centre Shopping Centre and enjoy the al fresco setting. The place is renowned for its vibrant nightlife along the notable Orchid Avenue with upbeat rooftop venues, festive spaces, live bands and endless party events being held to get your weekend started. The Cavill Hotel and the Clock Hotel are also both popular hangout spots serving bistro meals and showing sports games.


Surfers Paradise City and beach

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Schools & Recreation

Parents and students are able to look forward to a mix of schools right in the local neighbourhood. Less than 3kms away, the Surfers Paradise State School provides primary education while the Surfers Paradise Preschool and the Kool Kids Child Care Centre are just down the road. The Keebra Park State High School and the Benowa State High School are both a 5km drive. Those in higher education are able to attend the Holmes Institute Gold Coast or the Griffith University Gold Coast Campus which is a short 9km trip. Speciality schools are also available such as, the Cheyne Horan Surf School, the Entrepreneur Education Business School, Surf In Paradise Surf School and multiple language schools.


Surfers Paradise Beach landscape

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Embracing a friendly surf culture and being a major event precinct, there’s loads to do at Surfers Paradise for the whole family. You can discover exciting tourist attractions including the unique displays at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum and the eye-catching special illusions and effects at Infinity Attraction. There’s even more places to visit like the Planet Chill Ice Skating Rink, the Padlockd Escape Rooms, the Holoverse Dinosaur World Theme Park and the iFly Gold Coast Skydiving Centre. Spend the day posing with lifelike famous celebrities at the Gold Coast Wax Museum or gather your friends together for a game at Surfers Paradise Mini Golf on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Cypress Avenue. For some fun out on the water, go for a ride at Jet Boat Extreme or join a sightseeing tour aboard the well known, amphibious Quack’rDuck vehicle. The SkyPoint Observation Deck opens its doors to panoramic views where you can catch spectacular sunsets and the bright city lights at night.


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Sursfers Paradise nightlife

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Published on 31st of August 2022 by Anthony Lamb
Anthony Lamb
Anthony Lamb


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