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.