6 favourite gold coast suburbs to live in

Looking to move to the Gold Coast but are not sure which are the favourite Gold Coast suburbs to live in?
It can be quite difficult moving when you don’t know a whole lot about the place. Sure you may have visited the Gold Coast before, but you never of intended on looking around for the favourite Gold Coast suburbs to live in. I mean why would you if you are on holiday, seeing the sights and spending time at the beach?


With the Gold Coast being such a marvelous location, close to world-class beaches, mountains, rainforests and the hinterland. Also being just 1 hour south or Brisbane and only 45 minutes north of Byron Bay, there is no wonder people are looking to move here. Especially when people realize, how affordable the Gold Coast is, whilst still offering more outdoor adventure activities than you can poke a stick at.


So for those of you who are looking for that change and wanting to move to the Gold Coast, there are a select few favourite Gold Coast suburbs to live. So here are the top 6 best rated suburbs to live in, all rated by locals to the Gold Coast.

  1. Bundall

“The perfect place to live on the Gold Coast” most locals would say. Most houses are located on a canal front with east facing yards rewarded by the stunning Surfers Paradise skyline view. Bundall is close to everything, located basically in the center of the Gold Coast where you are away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach but are still only a 5 minute drive to the beach. Bundall has many great restaurants and cafes nearby and it’s only a short 10-15 minute drive from the two major shopping centers such as Robina Town Center and Pacific Fair.

  1. Broadbeach Waters

This suburb would be my pic for the favourite Gold Coast suburbs as it is close to everything! You have world-class beaches at your doorstep, shopping centers, public transport, nightlife within walking distance and the M1 (back highway) only a short drive away. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, this suburb is an investment worth looking into.

favourite gold coast suburbs

Broadbeach Waters by Blue Jam Photography

  1. Labrador

This Gold Coast suburb seems to have it all. Most locals are attracted to Labrador for its close proximity to the Broadwater with cycling, walking or running tracks right along the beach side. Most streets in Labrador are wide and allow for plenty of parking as apposed to surrounding suburbs that are just a little busier. Close to shopping, restaurants, cafes, parks and the water being the perfect location for families where children can grow up.

  1. Tallai

Located in the hinterland, this is one of the most relaxing places to live on the Gold Coast with its surrounding mountains, lush trees and gardens that create a scenic environment that allows you to unwind from the pressures of daily life. Being a tropical place to live it still allows close proximity to beaches, shopping centers and restaurant within 10-15 minutes drive.

favourite gold coast suburbs

Tallai by Nickie 


  1. Coombabah

A safe suburb for everyone with some waterfront properties being affordable for all walks of life. Coombabah is perfect for families, students, retirees and hipsters. Close to parks, wildlife, schools and daycare.

  1. Biggera Waters

Buyers can not get enough of this area with bigger blocks of land and being so close to shopping centers and the beach. This is fast becoming a favourite Gold Coast suburb to live in with many locals declaring they wouldn’t move no matter how significant the price market rose to. Perfect for families, singles, tourists, retirees, beach lovers and students.

So there you have it, the top 6 favourite Gold Coast suburbs to live in rated by locals to the area.


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