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Are You Considering Moving to the Gold Coast?

Posted on 5 March 2015

The world famous Gold Coast stretches for 57km along the southern coast of Queensland to the NSW border. Comprised of a bustling metropolis backed by a beautiful hinterland to the west and gorgeous beaches to the east, the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city, and it’s thriving. There are a number of infrastructure projects underway, and the Gold Coast will also play host to the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

While the Gold Coast offers an attractive lifestyle, which draws in so many tourists and residents, there is more to the area than beaches, stunning scenery and theme parks. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why purchasing property on the Gold Coast might be the right move for you and your family.

Variety of living options

Whether it be high-rise living in the heart of Surfers Paradise, acreage in Tamborine or a family home in Coomera, the Gold Coast offers many options depending on the lifestyle you want for you and your family.


The Gold Coast is well served by public train, bus and tram services. An electronic ticketing system allows for easy transfer between services, not only within the Gold Coast, but also across South East Queensland. The first stage of a new light rail system opened last year, and it now provides a regular connection between the popular hubs of Broadbeach in the south and the Gold Coast University Hospital in the north.

The Gold Coast is home to its very own international airport which sits right on the border with NSW.

It’s also an easy 40-minute journey by car from the Gold Coast to Brisbane.


The Gold Coast City Council, along with the Queensland Government, is committed to creating and further developing long-term business opportunities for the area. The state government signed off on the Southport Priority Development Plan last year, which essentially gives the go-ahead for the council’s plans to turn Southport into the new CBD of the Gold Coast. The council has also set up an Investment Attraction Program which is designed to help businesses invest, relocate and grow in the city.


The Gold Coast is home to beaches, parks, community playgrounds and lots of bushwalking opportunities in the hinterland. When it comes to recreation, there truly is something for everyone.


The area is well serviced by a number of both private and state primary and secondary schools. The Gold Coast is also home to three tertiary facilities – Griffith, Bond and Southern Cross universities.


Residents of the Gold Coast enjoy state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at a number of private and public hospitals and medical centres. In 2013 the eagerly anticipated Gold Coast University Hospital was opened, and with 750 overnight beds and 20 operating theatres, it is the largest hospital in Australia.

If you’re considering purchasing property on the Gold Coast, make sure there are no nasty surprises in store with a building and pest inspection. Compare Inspections now offers pre purchase building and pest inspections on the Gold Coast.  So what are you waiting for?


By Darel McBride


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