QLD Gold Coast Most Popular Suburbs

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  1. Mel_C

    Mel_C Well-Known Member

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    I noticed there have been a few people asking about what suburbs to buy in on the Gold Coast.

    Gold Coast’s 10 most in-demand suburbs - realestate.com.au

    The top ten are popular with owner occupiers, investors and retirees. But probably most importantly these are the suburbs the local Gold Coasters aspire to now. The focus of Gold Coast property buying is definitely the south rather than the north. The big money is no longer buying in the Hope Islands etc but now Burleigh Heads is where you will find the doctors etc.

    I live locally and can confirm prices are still moving in the southern Gold Coast though they have been moving along quietly for some time.

    Be wary of the new high rises springing up in Palm Beach. The once sleepy suburb is now being pummelled with a large amount of high density living much to the dismay of local residents.
     
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    Looks like I picked a winner ;)
     
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    The northern end of the GC does not impress me - too many Mexicans :eek:.

    Let’s keep the southern end of the GC (my preferred area) a secret :D.
     
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    I agree. I don’t mind paradise point up the northern end but yes the south is my preferred location to. Supposedly the infill between Coomera and Pimpama the population added to that area over next 10 years will be more than population of Townsville. So hopefully everyone will stay up that end ;)
     
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    Northern Mexicans? What is going on?
     
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    Anyone north of the Brisbane River :D.
     
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    Hi Mel
    Note that it all depends on your end goal and strategy. I agree higher end detached houses between Burleigh and Currumbin close to the water will always be very sought after.
    But note the City of Gold Coast has just publicly released some material in the proposed update of the city plan. Biggest growth area will be in the north of the Gold Coast (Biggera Waters, Southport East and Labrador).
    Here: CITY PLAN UPDATES | The suburbs likely to cop the brunt of growing Gold Coast population – myGC.com.au
    Yann
     
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    Yes certainly depends on your plan and strategy there could be some potential in splitter blocks near the water moving forward in those areas you mention as what has been happening in Miami lots of duplexes going up. Also cheaper land values.
    The southern areas though are running out of land and as you can see from the article are the most viewed areas online and in demand with locals as they are now affluent areas and schools are improving and as we know Central / southern Gold Coast has some of the best access to facilities in Australia. We are very spoilt to have PAC Fair and Robina Town Centre so close.
    Will be interesting to see if the change to us being a regional centre not a city will have further impact on migration numbers as it will make it easier for international students and skilled workers to locate here.
     
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    Hi all interested in GC as an investment location. I'm wondering what people's thoughts are on the climate council report from earlier this year which suggests that the Gold Coast will be hardest hit (compared to other locations in Aus) by 2030 due to the effect of rising sea levels?

    There are many locations on the GC that will not be affected by rising sea levels in the next 100 yrs, but others will likely be impacted within the next 15-20 yrs. Do you think that the impact to low lying areas though will push up prices in the "safe" suburbs, or will they drag prices down across ALL investment grade suburbs on the Gold Coast?

    Climate change could slash $571b from property values, study warns
     
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    The houses directly on beach , flood prone areas, bush fire prone areas could all be affected. But this goes for all areas of Australia. They have just spent millions in my local GC suburb installing storm water drains so we are pretty safe here now from flooding. Though it has never flooded here while I have lived here so was a very costly excercise but gives people jobs :)
     
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    *Could* happen
    Likely the values won't be affected until it does happen (if it even does)
     
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    Bush fire prone areas will be affected by rising sea levels? huh? :confused:
     
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    Haha who knows the world is going crazy maybe they will!
     
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