8.4 out of 10

Paradise Point

Ranked 35th best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.8802161799361 153.396059947818
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 31, 2016

"A wonderful place to live, happy friendly residents."

A great suburb for families, the parks are well kept, fantastic walks or bike rides, great cafs. Central to all shopping centres and venues. Best move of our lives!
Pros
  • Beaches, Village concept
  • Impressive real estate
  • Pristine Streets
  • Clean
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Safe, Friendly, Beautiful..."

We've lived here for about 18 months now, and we love it. We walk down the road along the beach, or over the Sovereign Island bridge for coffee and brunch on days off. On hot days we ride our bikes to the netted swimming enclosure, or swim in our pool.

We have an older house. There are lots of them. They all have beautiful timber floorboards just waiting to be polished up (under that nasty carpet). There are many quite inexpensive units too. Or you can live just over the little bridges On Sovereign or Ephraim Islands. They both have quite pricey, large, modern houses and units with amazing views. Personally I love this side of the bridge.

The shops have most things you'd need, and they are open longer hours than the shopping centers etc
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Beautiful parks and beaches
  • Beaches, Village concept
  • Impressive real estate
Cons
  • Sandflies
  • 15 minutes drive to a decent school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Ephriam island jewel"

Ephriam island is a stand alone island with no through traffic. This also applies to paradise point shopping district which can be difficult to park but the area has everything you need. The board water is on the doorstep which is great for boaties. I lived at hope island prior and it took an hour to get out of the river. The facilities at ephriam are awesome and folks great. When I get home from Brisbane I am transported to another place. No road noise is bliss just waves lapping and birds singing. A great place to live.
Pros
  • Pristine Streets
  • Beaches, Village concept
  • Impressive real estate
Cons
  • Can be a bit of a mix bag of people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Northern Gold Coast trendy waterfront suburb located beside Sovereign and Ephraim Islands"

Paradise Point is a small neighbourhood with a concentration of holiday accommodation, flanked by older low-rise unit buildings and a growing number of prestige water-front homes.

The multimillion-dollar master-planned communities of Sovereign and Ephraim islands are located within Paradise Point and regularly feature in the top five list of Queensland’s most prestigious suburbs.

Located near Hope Island, Runaway Bay and Helensvale, Paradise Point is popular with families and couples. There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the area as well as major shopping centres. Given its location, there are a number of bike and walkways in the area as well access to waterways from Runaway Bay to Sanctuary Cove.
Pros
  • Pristine Streets
  • Beaches, Village concept
  • Impressive real estate
Cons
  • Can be a bit of a mix bag of people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"An easy living place to be"

This is one of the sunny spots to be, not too busy and nice and friendly.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CommunityMan
CommunityMan What more can you tell us? It looks like a lovely place!
2yrs+
elli
elli We are moving to the Gold Coast next year and are deciding whether to buy at Runaway Bay, Paradise Point or Hope Island. We like the 'village' atmosphere of Paradise Point and it is the front-runner at this stage, however you get much more bang for your buck at Hope Island with it's newer homes (we're only there for a couple of years and are buying at entry level which only buys older homes in Paradise Point)
2yrs+
Realdeal
Realdeal Yes, but once behind those bars at Hope Island it's hard to sell and move. At Paradise Point it has a fantastic community feel even with its own Facebook page promoting community activities.
2yrs+
Realdeal
Realdeal Forgot to mention.... how's those sand flies eating you at Hope Island, we get none here.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"No Review"

Pros
  • Pristine Streets
  • Beaches, Village concept
Cons
  • Can be a bit of a mix bag of people
  • Miles from anywhere
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The demographic is changing, with more and more families moving in"

Mark MacCabe says "20 years ago, Paradise Point was known as 'Parasite Point', my how things have changed".

My wife has lived here for more than 20 years, and when we bought our first home here, back in 2000, you were hard pressed to find another young family. But now, they are everywhere. In 2000, the Paradise Point Uniting Church was full of pensioners, now it is a vibrant hive with a mixture of young families through to retirees. The really great thing about living here, is that it still feels like a village. It is not a thoroughfare. You don't drive through Paradise Point to get anywhere. The parks are outstanding. You feel really proud on those days of celebration like New Years, or Mothers Day, when the place is packed, and you realise that people come from miles away to be where you live every day.

The restaurants are magnificent. Very good value, and very good quality. The local convenience store is good value with an outstanding range, and open till 7pm each night. We love walking from the harbour around and down the esplanade, then get our fruit and food for the kids lunches, then home. Every morning. Magnificent. When it is time to go anywhere, we are only minutes to the M1, then quick access to everything.

Come and visit Paradise Point - you will never want to leave.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Better value elsewhere!"

Houses upon houses for sale in the area with hardly any movement at all!!!
You only get a handful of REALLY majestic homes but the rest are just wannabe's.
Pathetic really.
Cons
  • Ghost Town
  • No Community Spirit
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Envy of most"

Has been struggling for capital growth, but this will turn-around. It is truly one of the blue-chip residential developments of Australia.
Pros
  • Impressive real estate
  • Pristine Streets
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Glad I rented and not bought"

When we arrived from England Sovereign Islands seemed the ideal location with its pristine streets and impressive houses, but I am so glad we rented and did not buy for a number of reasons. After living there a while it started to remind me of the TV series THE PRISONER where you could go for days without seeing anyone. I later realised half the houses seemed to be empty for most of the time and the other half seemed to be for Sale. I dont think I Have seen any capital growth on Sovereign Islands sinceI have been on the Coast since 2003. Renting and not buying saved me a packet.Could not wait to get out of there as the school trip took nearly ninety minutes TWICE per day. Eventualy bought in Benowa which is much better. Wanted to be in Sorrento but could not afford it at the time.
Pros
  • Impressive real estate
  • Pristine Streets
Cons
  • Ghost Town
  • No Community Spirit
  • Miles from anywhere
DennisCrothall
DennisCrothall If you couldn't afford to buy at Sorrento, Sovereign Island would be out of the question.Anyhow, Paradise Point isn't only about Sovereign Island.The "Duck Streets are on a small peninsular and are bordered by the boat harbour and the broadwater and the life-style there is second to none!! Check paradisepointtradeproperty.com.au
2yrs+
Realdeal
Realdeal Yep, go and purchase in a high-crime suburb close to night clubs and party goers. I love Paradise Point and wouldn't live any where else. It's a shame that so much has changed since you posted in 2011 and it's a wonderful family suburb with everything that one could ask for and more
2yrs+
RussellM
RussellM Thanks for the positive things said about paradise point. Me, my wife and daughter are staying for seven weeks in mid September onwards with a view to moving there permanently. We were a little nervous but most of the things people are saying have reassured us and we can't wait to get to know the place.
2yrs+
Realdeal
Realdeal They have a Facebook page. Paradise point gold coast 4216 community.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Its Home"

When we first arrived in the Gold Coast we didn't know a good area to a bad. We rented and drove around….a lot. But we found Paradise Point, and we couldn’t be happier. Friendly, safe and great parks. Houses are expensive but remember the 3 rules to real estate….Location Location Location.
Pros
  • Beaches, Village concept
Cons
  • Can be a bit of a mix bag of people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A heavenly place to live"

Paradise Point is my new waterfront home and I love it. I couldn't find a better place to enjoy all my favourite things to do: walking on the beach, boating, dining, picnic in the park, riding my bike, swimming, breakfast with friends on the waterfront ... list goes on.

I'm excited about the new waterfront dining precinct about to open in Salacia Waters toward the end of 2010, and if it's possible, I'm even more excited about the beautiful new display apartments now open by appointment in my namesake... Salacia Waters.

Simply Devine!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Sovereign Islands - Waterfront oasis in The Broadwater"

The Sovereign Islands are located north of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach in the Broadwater of Queensland's Gold Coast.

These Prestige islands have 15 streets lined with luxury mansions.

The 6 islands area connected to the mainland at Paradise Point by bridge.

The luxurious homes have deepwater moorings and direct ocean access for the boating enthusiasts.

The Sovereign Islands is one of the Gold Coast bule chip locations with streets lined with spectacular homes. Perfect for families, couples, watersport enthusiasts and coffee lovers (there are plenty of great cafe's in Paradise Point just a stroll over the bridge).

The islands have lush parkland, vacant land and homes selling for over $1,000,000 AUD all monitored by 24 hour security.

Walk, cycle or drive to Paradise Point village to enjoy a picnic or barbeque in the park, swim in the Broadwater swimming enclosure or dine at one of the stylish outdoor restaurants.

Activities in the area include community organizations, sailing, cycling, fishing, arts and crafts, golf, library, cinema and shopping from factory outlets to designer boutiques.

The Sovereign Islands are south of the Queensland capital Brisbane with easy access to international airports, theme parks and the famous Gold Coast surfing beaches.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"not a big fan of the gold coast"

not for me
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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best place in the Gold Coast"

Paradise point is FANTASTIC...where else can you live within cooee of the fabulous Broadwater and our peaceful boat harbour, not to mention have access to our spacious,beautiful parks.
You can grab a coffee at one of the many and varied cafe's and restaraunts and spend a lazy day at the beach or just stay and have a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner.

Paradise point Suburb Features...

Paradise point lies on the Broadwater and has direct access to the Coomera River. It is well serviced by boat ramps and marinas. The Sovereign Islands, Ephraim Island and Salacia Waters are the latest developments in the suburb of Paradise Point. The area is protected from the ocean by South Stradbroke Island which lies off the coast. Hollywell sits directly south of Paradise Point bordering Runaway Bay.

Residential...

Paradise Point is made up mainly of houses, many with waterfront views. Many older houses are being bought for their land value as land is scarce in the area. Houses in Paradise Point range from moderately priced to tipping into the millions.

Shopping...

Runaway Bay Shopping Village is a five minute drive and has a number of specialty stores as well as Woolworths, Coles, Big W and Target. 10 minutes away is Harbour Town Shopping Centre, an outlet haven that is home to a number of brand names. There are small specialty shops along the Paradise Point Esplanade overlooking the Broadwater.

Schools...

Coombabah Primary and High school, St. Francis Xavier (Private Catholic).

Retirement...

Runaway Bay Village has serviced studio apartments available.

Medical...

Paradise Point Medical Clinic, 20 Falkinder Ave, Paradise Point
Gold Coast after-hours medical centres and after-hours chemists

Transport...

Buses run through Paradise Point twice an hour. There is also easy access to the M1 Motorway from this area.

Recreation...

Paradise Point has a beautiful park overlooking the Broadwater just opposite the Paradise Point Village shops. It is a lovely spot for a picnic or barbecue and has a lagoon swimming enclosure. Boating and fishing are very popular in this area and it is well serviced by ramps and marinas. Paradise Point has a bowls club which has a covered green.

Golf...

Hope Island Resort is about a 10-minute drive from Paradise Point. It holds an 18-hole championship golf course designed by five time British Open champion Peter Thomson. Visitors are welcome.

So there you have it, come to Paradise point and enjoy what the locals call "home".
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
2yrs+

"Dream Island"

Very impressed with the quality of housing and the beautiful views of the Broadwater. As the developers land is coming to an end i can see a bright future for this area.
New houses under construction and soon the island will be filled with quality family homes.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Paradise Point

"Want WOW in Sovereign Islands?"
-27.87492 153.404163

Unranked Streets in Paradise Point

"Make this your island home"
-27.886606 153.396153
-27.885833598 153.3908447574
"The best in the Gold Coast and most likely Australia"
-27.880111607 153.4051744943
-27.87655 153.39613

Warrie Close

3.5/5
-27.8889310888 153.3866510212

Rouen Avenue

3.5/5
-27.88086 153.39466
-27.87722 153.39563
-27.88846 153.38589
-27.87588 153.3966