8.5 out of 10

Pacific Pines

Ranked 32nd best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.9419603254676 153.314021681595
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  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 30, 2017

"A Fabulous Place to Live"

We have lived here for 10 years now and that is the longest we have lived anywhere. We have fabulous views of the Gold Coast Skyline from both upstairs and downstairs and we never get tired of the wonderful views. We are in Midway Terrace in an area called Vue 360. At night time the Gold Coast just sparkles on the horizon. We have Woolworth's and a beautiful park within 2 minutes drive and Coles within 3 minutes dtive. There is both a good public school and a great private school within easy walking distance from our home. Westfield Shopping at Helensvale is about a 5 minute drive. There are no traffic problems here and you can access most areas including many of the venues for the Commonwealth Games next year within 20 minutes. We are just a five minute drive to where the new Light Rail Station will be at Helensvale by the end of this year. Pacific Pines is also in a great position if you want to get to Brisbane. About 40-45 minutes will see you in the Queensland Capital. Great place to live and wonderful community spirit.
Pros
  • Wonderful small community
  • Fabulous views from Vue 360
  • Beautiful Park
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
  • Pretty and affordable.
  • Pet Friendly
Cons
  • No Top Quality Restaurant Yet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Feb 07, 2017

"A lot of rentals, over crowded"

It seems most of the tightly packed houses of Pacific Pines are rentals.
An outer suburb aprox 45 mins to Gold Coast beaches and city. However if you like to fish and have a boat there are nice launching ramps to Gold Coast water ways aprox 20 mins away.
Pros
  • Pet Friendly
Cons
  • Need higher police presence on the roads
  • Some people just drive way too fast here
  • Need the light rail to come to Helensvale
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Aug 01, 2016

"Quiet, Lovely Neighbours and Close to Shops"

We've just bought in Pacific Pines and have been living in our house for about 6 months now. My partner and I really love the area and have been very happy with the local shops and amenities.

It's close to my workplace in Southport and doesn't take long at all for my partner to get onto the M1 in the mornings however would love to see some upgrades done to Smith Street when heading south as it can get very busy during school pick up and drop off times. We don't live far from the skate park and schools and despite rumors of drugs, etc. I've felt very safe in our home. Our neighbours are lovely and look out for us and our pets. Plenty of great little parks to go walking the dogs in or have a BBQ.

We have heard hoons during the night but we live in a cul de sac so it doesn't bother us much at all. It would be nice to see some more police in Pacific Pines. I think I've only seen one patrol car on Pitcairn Way the entire time we've been living here.

Overall, we're very happy with the area. There's lots to do and everything is close-by and easily accessible. It definitely seems to be a wonderful place to raise a family and very pet-friendly.
Pros
  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
  • Pretty and affordable.
Cons
  • Need higher police presence on the roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Such a great place to live"

We've lived here for 5 years having moved from Robina to be closer to work. We absolutely love it. The school is lovely and everything is so centrally located. We have a Woolies and the new shopping complex is getting a Coles so we won't have to go the 3 minutes to Helensvale anymore ! ; )
Our kids are happy and they play in the cul de sac with the other kids. It's only 10 minutes down Smith St to the Broadwater for a dip.
The shops and facilities meet our day to day needs, the family vets are fantastic.
I would highly recommend Pacific Pines to couples and families.
Pros
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
  • Pretty and affordable.
Cons
  • Need the light rail to come to Helensvale
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
TaniaC1
TaniaC1 I'm just wondering which school you are referring to? We are looking to move to the area and have kids in primary, so not sure if either state school would be fine :)
2yrs+
ClancyAndCo
ClancyAndCo I'm referring to Gaven SS, but friend's kids are happy at Pac Pines Primary too.
2yrs+
AlishaB
AlishaB Hi we are moving to QLD soon from nsw just wondering if pacific pines is still a nice area?
Apr 16, 2016
JaneG3
JaneG3 AlishaB- we moved here just 3 months ago and love it! We have 2 young children and have moved into such a wonderful neighbourhood; friendly people, lots of space and a nice relatively new (7year old) home.. Couldn't be happier!! Good luck with your move!
May 24, 2016
AlishaB
AlishaB Thank you for your feedback, very appreciated!
May 24, 2016
KerryB2
KerryB2 Hi i have just been over from Adelaide for a good look around! Absoloutly loved it! Loved pacific pines, just wanted to know if there is a big difference between pacific pines high to helensvale high?? Same with the primarys too? Thankyou
Jun 08, 2016
AyshaM
AyshaM I believe that pacific pines high is a much better school to Helensvale I personally just finished high school there last year. there is more help when it comes to learning support and the teachers are wonderful. and the school is very multicultural.
Jun 10, 2016
KerryB2
KerryB2 Ah that's great to hear thank you
Jun 10, 2016
AyshaM
AyshaM no worries
Jun 13, 2016
TroyM
TroyM I also am looking at relocating from NSW to Pacific Pines and are constantly looking at reviews about the area. One thing that keeps coming up is that there is a big drug problem in the area. I know it happens in most areas but looking for people that live there to give some honest feedback.
Jul 03, 2016
MichelleD4
MichelleD4 Just moved up from Penrith,NSW...love Pacific Pines. ....i have seen NO evidence of a drug problem. ...perhaps there is...if your looking for that sort of thing...we love it here....best part of the GC to live with a family. ...easily accessible to everything without living in the tourist hustle and bustle of Burleigh etc
Jul 21, 2016
jackd6
jackd6 10 mins?
does every one else agree its 25 mins at best?
Feb 07, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly"

Pros
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
  • Pretty and affordable.
Cons
  • Some people just drive way too fast here
  • Need higher police presence on the roads
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A family community close to everything you need"

Having lived here for several years, in a lovely, fully-owner-occupied cul-de-sac, I can vouch for the family friendly nature of our suburb. Stockland are spot-on when creating suburbs that meet the needs of the community. The streets here are lined with masses of trees (I live in the established part), and most of the houses in the surrounding streets are house and garden proud which makes for a scenic setting. There are 3 schools and several child care centres here in Pac Pines, and the shops cater to most day-to-day needs, with Helensvale Westfield 3 minutes drive from my house if I need more. The train is at Helesnvale Westfield to, and my commute to work is helped by being 2 minutes from 2 different M1 entries.
My teenaged daughter loves it here, and she is hoping to attend Griffith University next year which is 10 minutes away. She also loves going to the beach (Main is 15 minutes). To top it off for her, Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet n Wild are on our doorstep, 2 minutes in the car to WnW.
We love it and our neighbours who have been here since they built their houses new in 1995 love it too.
Pros
  • Pretty and affordable.
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not happy!!!!! Rough trade here"

we have just moved to pac pines. we are a quiet family with two little kids. The geographics of the area are very beautiful but why are there so many cave men here?? and stupid stupid hoons. my husband can not even take our children out for a nightly stroll without getting som e dickhead hanging out of the car drunk yelling god knows what at my husband and children. we had an absolute lunatic last week come screaming down the road and nearly killed himself just treatiing these roads like race tracks. Its dangerous around here i feel lucky we have only decied to lease this property because i would not recommed this area for decent people. And we agree with another writer why do these realestates let all these party animals rent all together and were are the police we have seen not one. very disappointed i fear for my kids.
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Peter James
Peter James Nothing you say adds up Chanel. You have only made one review and one post and both gave a very negative view towards Pacific Pines. This is obviously a dummy account for a real estate agent try to up sell overpriced property in other suburbs such as Robina. I will be writing to local voices to have you removed from the system.

You said you moved here in November now your most recent post says you moved here 2 weeks ago and already want to leave. There are too many inconsistencies and your comments are totally absurd. Pacific Pines is a fantastic family orientated suburb and I would recommend it to anyone due to the affordability and multiple benefits of the area.

If you want some valid honest information from someone that knows the area well please do not hesitate to send me a message on local voices or give me a call on 0433326097.
2yrs+
muddle
muddle Chanel5 I totally agree with you, although luckily I dont live in the area, I have a friend who does. Everytime I visit I am amazed by the hoons driving like maniacs around local streets. They seem to not care about children who may be playing in the area and in fact my friends son was knocked off his bicycle by a speeding motorist. I would certainly fear for my children and in fact anyone using the roads in this area.
2yrs+
krohd7
krohd7 Also totally agree with you Chanel5. Everything you say is exactly what I experienced when I lived there. Now live in Toowong which is much more heavily populated and yet SO much quieter, despite being full of uni students. No hooning, no abuse when walking down the street.

I don't have children, but I constantly feared for the children living on Starkey Street. I was just waiting for one to be hit by one of the dickheads you mentioned.

Good on you for speaking up because it could actually save a child one day. It's a shame those with a vested interest in making money from the area don't really care about people.
2yrs+
jono666
jono666 Well done for speaking up Chanel, we recently moved away from the area as i did not want my son to grow up with the sound of burnouts as the soundtrack to his life, its a beautiful suburb with great facilaties, but as usual there is a few idiots who ruin it for normal decent people.
2yrs+
Gal69
Gal69 HI,
We have lived in Pac Pines foer 18 years. One of the very first in the area. It was lovely and peaceful then!

Got to expect an increase in people/traffic, but it's annoying how the Developers? or Gold Coast Council told us that Binstead Way would be a "golf course" one day. Yeah right, it's now a major through road and we cop all the noise and ridiculous amounts of traffic. It is impossible to cross to the Servo in the evening or morning.

The suburb is NOT pedestrian friendly. We have had two elderly people knocked over near us recently. CARS GO WAY TOO FAST AND THERE NEEDS TO BE SPEED HUMPS PUT EVERYWHERE, ESP PAC PINES BLVD AND CAPRICORN DRIVE!!

Another few gripes, yes there are millions of tradies living here - and they drive way too fast. That's my only gripe with them. SLOW DOWN ON THE ROADS IN PAC PINES, ute drivers. Thank goodness we live in a cul-de-sac, but have to say, no burnouts in our area.


Last one, why are the tennis courts NEVER maintained anymore? They used to be locked and well looked after. Just another ploy to "suck" the first few residents (like us) in. No one bothers withthe Old section near the courst, It's all over the hill. We don't have bike tracks, parks, ... nothing. Very poor Stocklands. You should have made the area like Springfield Lakes. Thaat's a lovely design area, with parks, etc round every corner.

We can't afford to move from here, but it's way too busy for us now. If you have lots of kids, (we don't have any), there are heaps of schools, etc and the Westfield is great, but I wouldn't buy here again, unfortunately.

Now the good points.

One good thing is the close proximity to the M1 (apart from the road noise), for access to Brisbane. That's handy. The Helensvale rail station is close by too.

It's good if you have a boat, fairly close to Para Point Boat Ramp to launch.

The other good thing is we have no floods or landslides! It's too hilly and there is rock under the homes here.

Overall, it's pretty average in Pac Pines now, but better than having no home at all, but not a patch on Runaway Bay or Paradise Point (lovely tree-lined walkways, etc).
2yrs+
jess1
jess1 Peter James. Not sure which Pacific Pines you are trying to sell but the one on the GC that I have lived in for the last 11 years mirrors what Chanel says in her blog. Since around 2008 the suburb has been on a down hill spiral. Abduction attemps, drug deals at the skate park, hoons (on a nightly basis using the Pac Pines blvd and Santa Isobel as there race track) lack of police in the area (the Neighbourhood Police Beat hasnt been available on the 3 instances I have had the need to contact it). The High School has a poor reputation and the primary school is getting so overcrowded with demountables its a joke. The Woolworths and town centre are unable to cope with the growth and parking is a nightmare. I rented for 12 months (2000-2001) and then bought in 2001 when it was a well maintained family friendly estate. It is now a town house riddled area and hopefully I will be moving once house prices start moving upwards again. It is hard to sell a house that has rubber tyre marks for 100 metres out the front of your house though
2yrs+
boxer1982
boxer1982 Hi I'm glad I read these comments. I'm moving from the UK to GC in April with my young family and don't like the sound of pacific pines, would you suggest looking at maybe oxenford or helensvale perhaps?
2yrs+
jess1
jess1 boxer1982 unfortunately the Northern end of the coast is growing quicker than people would like. Pacific Pines, Oxenford, Helensvale, Coomera and areas around have the same issues but in saying that each of them have some nice areas. All have pleanty to offer but I would rent for a year before committing to anything longer term just so you can get a feel for the place. If the area was that bad I would seriously sell up and take the hit but have stayed as have quite a few of our friends.
2yrs+
jackd6
jackd6 It's simple. Cheep and "value" for money for a reasons which make it cheep.
There are much nicer affordable places on the east side of the motorway any where up and down the Gold Coast.
Pac Pines is simply just outer suburb living.
Jan 20, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Long time resident."

Have lived in pacific pines for 10yrs - so seen it grow. Excellent family area with a broad selection of housing I.e townhouses to large expensive homes. Very popular area, because of quick access to the beachs 8 mins from my house to broad water non peak. Biggest public hospital in qld opening in 10 months time next to an increasingly popular Griffith university - 8km from the town centre or 5mins drive. Helensvale Westfield 4 mins, schools excellent ESP primary and excellent child care plus after school options. High school has mixed reports but check it out - but comes down to personal expectations. Private schools accessible via bus and trains if prepared to travel a bit. Pacific pines is increasingly popular and with the coomera area expected to grow by 200,000 people in the next 10 or so years pacific pines will be increasingly sought after because of its accessibility to beachs, shops transport incl train. Light rail to the hospital and Broadbeach will come line in a few years. A lot more convience shops opened in past 12 months which has been good.
My only criticism is that there are increasingly numbers of high density town house complexes which pulls everything down in my opinion, so select streets with caution. I personally haven't had any issues with crime or theft, but with the increased high density developments this may be a factor - prejudice rather than experience. Needs better bike access to university/ new hospital via smith street which is presently under expansion so this may happen. A few hoons for sure but the gold coast is a fast growing area so you do get them in all suburbs.
So, good child thro to primary, assess the high school for yourself, very good access to mainstream services and shops, transport, theme parks all within 0 - 8 mins (based on close proximity to PAC pines shops).
Pros
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
Cons
  • Some people just drive way too fast here
JudeA
JudeA Hi Lovenit, it sounds like a good place to live:) Thinking of moving to the area as it is close to everything. Was wondering if you knew the area around Bellinger Key Pacific Pines? If so I would love to hear from you to get some feedback.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A friendly welcoming community"

I have had dealings with many owners in many areas of Pacific Pines. I have had very positive feedback from many residents. Dont listen to any bad publicity, every area has good and bad ! But in my work, I meet all types and everyone has been happy to live there. If they need to leave the area, it is for a very specific reason, not because they dont like it. I have found strong interest in house sales in the area.
Pros
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good for families"

Very quiet and good. I enjoy living here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"It will grow on you"

I only spend a few nights every fortnight here but if I was to move to the coast I would carefully consider buying in Pac Pines.
Well located and handy to everything (driving). A very high proportion of the residents here are our very good Kiwi friends.
Shopping is basic with woolworths and the essentials being about it but some of the best shopping in the country is minutes away.
Straight down Smith street, you will be at the Broadwater in 15 min worst case but normally less!
The tavern has better than average Pub food and good specials. The school is huge and has a very good reputation in general.
the Gold Coast Airport is a breeze and, outside of the usual traffic problem times, Brisbane Airport is not bad either,, Taking around 50 min
The housing styles range from 90's federation style brick and tile right through to ultra-modern homes.
The suburb has taken a bit more of a hit than most with the flat market but will recover well. The astute buyer will do well right now.
Contrary to one review below, I don't know about all areas of Pac Pines but, High speed internet is still not available everywhere. From the information obtainable, the local exchange is still not equipped for ADSL2+. Won't be long though because it's the last exchange in the area that's not.
Pros
  • Easy access to everything
  • Ultra clean environment
  • Good housing
Cons
  • Some people just drive way too fast here
  • Need higher police presence on the roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
Golfers-MkII
Golfers-MkII To add perspective, I posted this review some years ago on a different website and I am writing this comment on 7/10/2014. It would be helpful if the review date was displayed.
2yrs+
Golfers-MkII
Golfers-MkII 6/10/2014 I thought it was tomorrow
2yrs+
TanyaM
TanyaM The review sate us displayed.. Top right corner of your original post
Aug 29, 2015
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Investment Properties have killed the neighbourhood"

Like so many plan community areas the negative geared property idea, in Australia, has led to whole neighbourhoods having to deal with the transient nature of rentals. Perfectly good communities have fallen due to the ever growing need to profit. Pac Pines is one such area. In concept a great family community, in reality a mess.

Personally, I will continue to screen the homes on the street where I would consider purchasing. Hoping to find neighbourhoods with an 80-20 ratio. 80% owner occupied.

Beware reviews by Real Estate Agents......
AndrewColleyRH
AndrewColleyRH 70 30 in favour of owner occupiers so says RPData
2yrs+
TanyaM
TanyaM That's just plain rude, I rent, I am a professional and a very house proud person, I am very fussy with what I rent, some renters trash the homes yes,, but so do a lot of owners, do you knock on the door of every unsavoury looking home or do you just assume they rent. I take great offence to your comment, and before you say I am a minority I say again where is your proof.
Aug 29, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Its a safe place, good for young family with little ones schools are excellent. Its a safe and well planned community, for any age."

A planned community. It can do with a few services like Petrol station @ Pacific Pines shopping Centre. Also some few more shops like a hair dresser, beautician.
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4211Repersent
4211Repersent I quote you on "Its a safe place", Pacific Pines isnt safe, if anything its dangerous
2yrs+
AndrewColleyRH
AndrewColleyRH Never once had someone say to me 'we have just had a break in' How's it dangerous?
2yrs+
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pac Pines"

I love Pac Pines and want to move back there as the place is now a lot bigger and better. Fast internet, take away stores, shopping centres, parks and not to far from central gold coast. Close to everything including easy access to Brisbane.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Pac Pines nearing completion"

I remember only a few years back not even hearing of Pacific Pines before. Now with the Gold Coast only late night west field shopping centre open till 9pm every week day, development of coomera and the Brisbane Corridor, Pacifc Pines is pretty much completed.

With a community of over 8000 pacific pines is the biggest residential master planned community on the Northern Gold Coast. Yet still affordable properties still exist in this area. It is still possible to purchase a brand new freestanding house and land for under $400,000.

Good blocks of land are still out there just need to do some digging and get on the ground (see local agents) to source land or house and land packages at affordable prices. Great for mums and dads =)
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2yrs+

"Attivo Park area and Hawkesbury Ave"

Hawkesbury Avenue is one of the newer streets in the area, tucked away and facing the forest.
We have lived here from when it was first released and have seen it grow.
The park is a fantastic place and the young kids are always there playing games on the great equipment or just kicking a ball about on the great open oval area.
As the street is a dead end, there is no real 'through traffic', just access to a few smaller roads leading off it.
Visitors comment on how quiet it is despite the fact that the surrounding area is now pretty much fully developed.
There seems to be a lovely neighbourhood spirit, no clique to try and break into as we are all new to the street and surrounding neighbourhood. Some of the mums have arranged get-togethers in the park to celebrate festivities like Halloween - for the kids but which have also been great for the adults in meeting and getting to know other.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great lifestyle with landscaped parks, good schools and close proximity to coast."

Well planned community with great facilities. Living in Pacific Pines has a great community feel. People are friendly and it feels safe for our children.
It's lovely to enjoy the sporting areas and parks together. Everything in the way of shops is very handy and close.
We love it.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Crime?"

no crime here, I have lived in Auckland & LA and the reason I moved back here is the lack of crime!
the worst offence I have seen in Pacific Pines was last week when I witnessed a child chalk his name on a driveway!
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ChrisSmithLJHooker
ChrisSmithLJHooker I agree with Andrew, if you have ever lived abroad you will appreciate 'petty crime' & not confuse with 'real crime'
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beats living in London!!"

No crime, well compared to what I've been used to. No parking restrictions and traffic wardens. Beautiful mountain views, bright constant sunshine, the ocean view from my balcony, the close proximity to so many facilities.
It's all good!
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Not what I expected"

I moved to a leafy area of Pac Pines 18 months ago, assuming it would be full of quiet family types & that I wouldn't have to worry about noisy neighbours. I am paying more rent than I can probably afford for the privilege of a brand new house & supposed peace & quiet, but often feel like I am living in an apartment block. I am continually disappointed by real estate & management agents who insist on letting neighbouring premises to party-animal 20-somethings! Very frustrating. I am ready to move.
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krohd7
krohd7 I don't know of a place where you will not find some sort of crime! I have a friend who also lives in Pac Pines, and she has had someone jump her fence & wander around in her backyard at night at least 3 times in the last month (and the police have not come when called). She now sleeps with the TV on. She & I have both had someone knock frantically on our doors in the middle of the night, only to find there is no-one there (seconds later). Unfortunately, there are a lot of bored teenagers living in this suburb also, most of whose parents have no idea/don't care where they are a lot of the time. When you actually live here, you have a better idea of what actually goes on.
2yrs+
AndrewColleyRH
AndrewColleyRH I do actually live here! And I do know what goes on. Kids knocking on your door and a garden intruder is a little less frightening than a teanager getting beaten to death with baseball bats and Snooker cues just outside my office in south London. Two weeks before I left a drug dealer was knocked unconcious just so he would n't move whilst the perpetrator ran his car over his legs!
This is why I choose the relative calm of Pac Pines to bring up my family!
2yrs+
4211Repersent
4211Repersent Andrew obvisouly your the man, but havent seen the real pacific pines yet, you dont have a clue
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3/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"average"

I live in pacific pines in Victoria Dr and i think its a rat race
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doubleday
doubleday Sadly Victoria Drive, lovely as it is, is a 'cut through' :(
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Tranquility
Tranquility What you talkin' bout? Move to Surfers then or perhaps Southport. Are you serious? Totally disagree
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pacific Pines - The Place To Be"

Location Description

As the new 'Gateway to the Gold Coast' Pacific Pines offers the best of both worlds. Ideally situated at the 'top' of the Gold Coast, we are actually 40 minutes from Brisbane and just minutes away from the Gold Coast's famous beaches.

With its natural pine settings, planned parklands, nature reserves, schools, shops and walkways it truly is a home owners dream.... and a opportunity for investors.

Attractions

Just around the corner you will find:

Movie World
Dreamworld
Wet 'n' Wild

Facilities

Pacific Pines Taverns/Bottleshop
Pacific Pines Town Centre
Sporting facilities
Service Stations

Transport

Helensvale Train Station - Trans Info
Surfside Buslines

Community

Local Community Centre
Medical Centre
Dental Surgery
Pharmacy

Pre-Schools

There are 2 child care facilities in Pacific Pines

Primary Schools

Pacific Pines State Primary School
Gaven Heights State Primary School
Jubilee College

Secondary Schools

Pacific Pines State High School

Sport

Playing fields, tennis courts, squash courts, playgrounds, parks and recreational facitlites.

Minutes away from a nine hole champion golf courses. Sailing, waterskiing and fishing are all within easy access.

Activities such as hang-gliding, rock climbing and bush walking are merely a short drive away.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"QUALITY HOMES IN A QUITE AREA ---ONLY 12 kilometers to southport cbd"

I have been living here for 2 years in new built home.

Its a quality area which has plenty of schools and parks.

Bus, train, west-field shopping center are all close

Only 12 kilometers to Southport cbd and 40 mim to Brisbane.

PAC PINES IS THE GROWTH CORRIDOR.....
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"GREAT FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG KIDS"

Rented in Pac pines for many years. Was a good place to live. Some areas are a little bare as its so developed, but has the most amazing parks for young kids and a few of them with bbqs. Close to shops and a westfeild and trainstation, although not within walking distance for most of pac pines as its rather large and there are alot of hills. Over all a pleasent place to live.
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2yrs+

"Good place for rentals"

'Pac Pines' my friends use to call it, located next to gaven. It was funny because one of my friends kept saying 'pac pines' and i had no idea what he was talking about. I went out there one day and there was a whole new community i felt quite excited.

You go out there now and it really does look dull and plain because almost all the house look very similar because the same developer / builders obviously constructed these houses. Too expensive for what it is to buy although good priced rentals on nice brand new homes!
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pacific Pines - Growing area for young families."

Pacific Pines is inland from Southport at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Pac Pines as it is referred to, is a thieving family area with tremendous growth. A well appointed shopping town offers good facilities for weekly shopping and convenience items without the crowds as well as a tavern where you can cool off with a drink, enjoy a meal or play some pool. Live music at times. There are numerous sports fields and parklands with good schools in the area. Only 5 mins from Westfield Shopping Centre at Helensvale. House prices rising as demand grows but not completely out of reach of younger families.
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Best Streets in Pacific Pines

1

Zenith Crescent

4.5/5
"You will feel like part of the community when you live at Pacific Pines."
-27.931746 153.321457
2

Taske Ri

4.5/5
"Good views from the top and relatively low values. On the slopes of Vue 360 without the price tag"
-27.931926 153.31105
3

Salvado Drive

4.5/5
"Very nice and peaceful and great lookout"
-27.9411769133 153.3145105632
"modern and new"
-27.9472626119 153.3098113931

Unranked Streets in Pacific Pines

"close to everything"
-27.942595 153.323143
"Opposite Children's Park "
-27.92935 153.31094
"Elevated Position"
-27.926439 153.309517
"Quiet little street among the pines"
-27.937365 153.317619
"Great for families"
-27.94148 153.32306
"Nestor or Investor"
-27.944209 153.320405