9.2 out of 10

Southport

Ranked 11th best suburb in Gold Coast
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 06, 2017

"love it here"

Have a place in the NSW Southern Highlands, love being there for a slow down but love the vibrancy of being up north for part of the year.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 04, 2017

"Fantastic investment"

We bought our first home in leafy streets of Southport. Walking distance to the beach, medical facilities, schools and shopping centres. Large parks everywhere. The restaurant scene is awesome too.
As the Gold Coast is expanding so rapidly way out on the freeway with concrete ghettos like Coomera with no trees, transport ect ( sorry Coomera), we are stoked with the return we're looking at on our investment. (If we ever move)
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Undergoing refurbishment
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  • 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 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
Jan 27, 2016

"Very green suburb"

We moved to Southport 4 year ago. It is absolutely beautiful place, everything you need is there. Southport is very leafy suburb. There are many schools and child care centres. We love it here! :)
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Undergoing refurbishment
Cons
  • none
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  • 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 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+

"The new CBD of the Gold Coast"

Over the years, traditional single family housing has made way for larger developments, transforming Southport into a higher density residential area.

Investors now make up nearly half of Southport’s housing market and around 90 per cent of the unit/townhouse market.

Part of Southport’s appeal is its beautiful Broadwater parks which showcase some of the best recreational facilities available, including an aquatic playground offering a multitude of activities ranging from swimming, boating, fishing and water-skiing to the extreme of para-sailing and bungee jumping.

Southport boasts numerous large parks and is renowned for its leash-free dog park bordering the Nerang River.

Shopping facilities in the area include Australia Fair and a variety of smaller shopping centres and convenience stores.

A multitude of cafes, takeaways and restaurants are all within a five minute walk while churches, chemists, dentists, doctors, a specialist centre and an after-hours medical centre are all within a 10 minute walk.

One of the Gold Coast’s oldest suburbs, Southport is the hub of the city’s specialist medical services with more than 200 medical specialists and two large hospitals. The Southport Hospital is the largest regional hospital in Queensland.

The mixed use of residential and commercial buildings in Southport has proven popular with younger and local buyers and is expected to attract more affluent residents to the area.

Southport is a well-reputed educational centre, offering both private and State systems. With the prestigious private boarding schools, TSS – The Southport School and St Hilda’s located in Southport it generates a lot of business for the area.

Southport is also the major law enforcement region for the Gold Coast, with the law district court located in the heart of the suburb.

The Gold Coast’s sporting hall of fame is located at Owen Park, Southport, which is also home to the Gold Coast’s Historical Society.

Offering character, variety and liveability, Southport is only six kilometres from Surfers Paradise and an easy commute from Brisbane.

Rapidly becoming one of the Gold Coast’s real estate development hot spots, Southport has several high rise buildings scheduled to be built over the coming few years.

This includes the Raptis Groups’ current development of a three-tower retail, commercial and residential development with an end value of about $700 million in the heart of Southport’s central business district which promise to transform the Southport landscape. Two of the towers will stand at 40 storeys and the third will be 45 storeys. The first tower is already complete and the second and third towers have already commenced.

As a key regional centre, Southport enjoys a high rate of employment, with many local residents walking to work or working from their home office.
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LouisaM
LouisaM Southport is the current CBD of the Gold Coast and it has been for years?
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Suburb with it all... Southport"

If you want it all, look no further than Southport. You do not need a car - everything a family needs is at the fingertips; medical, shopping, cafes, restaurants, parks, swimming, and sporting clubs (tennis, lawn bowls, croquet, rugby). Southport currently has three main shopping centres Australia Fair, Southport Park and "The Brickworks"; with more smaller shopping centres in planning.

Good cafes and restaurants are readily found. "The Brickworks" at Ferry Road has lovely upmarket groceries, homeware stores, gift shops, galleries and cafes. Options include Seafood, Teppanyaki, Yum-cha, Chinese, Indian, Jamaican, Korean, Japanese, Italian, African, Thai, Asian, and six pubs.

Southport has the best park on the Gold Coast; right on the Broadwater including children's rock pools, large play equipment, clean barbecues, free family events, farmers markets, secured swimming lagoon, pier and cafe. If your not lazy, you can walk to surf, Main Beach and Marina Mirage also.

Hosting parts of the 2018 Commonwealth Games; Southport is currently undergoing vast refurbishment and building projects. Southport will soon boast; rapid transit system (from Helensvale Station to Broadbeach), new aquatic centre, new Gold Coast University Hospital, new Athletes Village, redeveloped China Town area,
New construction and redevelopment is good for investment purposes, and Southport has plenty.

Public transport is exceptional, you can get a bus just about anywhere on the coast from Southport.

Education facilities are also great with a good mix and choice of public and private schools for children. Childcare is readily available throughout the suburb. Tertiary options include The Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT), Griffith University Gold Coast campus.

Medical facilities are readily available, two of the major hospitals on the Gold Coast - Allamanda Private and Gold Coast Hospital. There are numerous doctors' surgeries including an after-hours surgery opposite the Gold Coast Hospital.

Also close is major attraction Seaworld, The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and all Theme Parks.
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Undergoing refurbishment
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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  • 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 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the best places on the coast"

I love this place after I moved here. Although the construction of light rail is little bit of annoying, I am pretty sure it will boost local business here when it finished.
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Walking distance to everything
Cons
  • Lots of construction at the moment
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A tough area to feel comfortable in"

RubyTuesday
RubyTuesday I don't agree, I'm a female and feel really safe and comfortable in Southport.
2yrs+
jamesJ
jamesJ we also feel safe in southport.
2yrs+
Truthman
Truthman I also feel safe in Southport. You must be a quite a soft person.
2yrs+
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3/5 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+

"the gold caost at its worst"

this is congested, full of holiday makers, and unfortunate elements that are attracted to these kinds of areas
CAPPS
CAPPS It's obvious this person has not spent a lot of time in Southport. There aren't a lot of holiday makers here, it's more a residential community with bowls, tennis and croquet clubs as well as a shopping centre, theatres and the Broadwater Parklands. This is not a place for young tourists, it's for mature couples who want to live by the water and close to all amenities.
2yrs+
Truthman
Truthman Your review is about as accurate as your spelling of the word coast
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5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Child Friendly Park"

The Broadwater Parklands is a great place to take kids, it has recently been redeveloped and has a wonderful water park which i take my son to all the time in summer. There is a nice broadwalk, plenty of clean bbq's and play equipment.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I love Southport"

Hello everyone!

I must admit I absolutely love going to Southport for holidays, very affordable and amazing views. Being so close to attractions like seaworld is also great and not to mention the many more attractions the Gold Coast has to offer.

The only down point I can say is probably parking, there is limited parking in some areas but generally not to bad considering its a busy suburb!.

Very impressed the first time I went and I will be looking at an investment unit some time in the next phew years in the suburb.

Hope this helps to looking at the area. :)

Amy Taylor
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Undergoing refurbishment
  • Walking distance to everything
Cons
  • Lots of construction at the moment
Recommended for
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  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"TSS part of Southport"

We live off Regatta Parade which is close to TSS and love it! Southport is a large and varied area with some really wonderful pockets which are child friendly and yet quiet and very close to everything. It has become a lot more affordable to buy property around here recently which makes it even more attractive.
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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5/5
2yrs+

"Very Affordable Part Of The Gold Coast"

A mixture of types and styles of property from your entry level apartments to the water front apartments & houses.
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5/5
2yrs+

"so cheap"

WOW I mean seriously houses and apartments are so cheap at the moment its just great you could buy a 2 bedroom unit and 3 bed room house in southport for as little as 600-700k. Very cheap property love living and investing here personally.
Pros
  • Safe and friendly
  • Undergoing refurbishment
  • Walking distance to everything
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  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Perfect place to relax and enjoy your life."

Close to everything - Broadwater, Shopping, Restaurants, Hospital, Walking and Bike Paths, Events Lawn, Playgrounds, etc. Great for Retirees and Couples, Pet Friendly, Bike friendly. Wonderful for picnics or barbeques. Living on the Broadwater is fantastic, with the best views on the coast and everything within walking distance. The Meriton complex have the best apartments in Southport and the lightrail will have a stop right out front, so you won't need a car.
Pros
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Safe and friendly
  • Undergoing refurbishment
Cons
  • Lots of construction at the moment
Recommended for
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  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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+

"Southport is the new black!"

Wow! Ssshhhhh don't tell anyone! Southport is the hidden gem of the Gold Coast.

Tucked away, just 2 km from the Broadwater is a small village-style location called Chirn Park, which is part of Southport. If you want to feel like you're part of a community, check it out. From the Best Burgers in Town to the Best Pizzas in Town, you can't go wrong here. The area has such a friendly atmosphere. I live nearby and tend to use the local shops for buying most things. It's great to come back to the laid back feel after hitting the nightspots of Surfers or Main Beach.

There are some great parks around and if you're into sport, you're lucky because there are soccer and hockey fields close by. Try Bare-foot Bowls at Musgrave Hill Bowling Club! $2 a game! Madame Tojo's coffee shop is an eclectic mix of memorabillia, interesting people and delicious coffee and food, not to be missed. Try their Friday night Tapas.

Chirn Park has a selection of dress shops and beauty salons, a post office, supermarket, butcher, chemist, restaurants, all that you need really, but not in an "in-your-face" shopping mall, rather the older style, single shops with friendly business owners. Did I mention the dog park??? It's really big and leafy and also has a water reserve, with boadwalks through it, birds, tranquility!

I wasn't going to write a review, but it really is too good to keep secret.
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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 3/5
  • 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+

"SOUTHPORT - QUEENSLAND'S HOT SPOT"

There is no better time to invest in Southport than now as local, interstate and overseas buyers are recognising the immense potential for capital growth. Southport has a massive amount of infrastructure currently underway. The $1.76 billion dollar Gold Coast University Hospital (Australia's largest hospital comprising 700 beds) is under construction and due for completion in 2012. The new hospital is going to bring 5000 new employees to the area. In addition, there has been a recent announcement that a 320 bed private hospital is to be co-located with the new GCU Hospital.

Stage one of the Rapid Transit project (Light Rail) has been approved and will have its first station located between the new hospital and Griffith University.

Griffith University (Gold Coast campus) remains one of Australia's fastest growing campuses and it's student numbers are set to increase further in the next 2 years as many students will be medical students studying and training from the new hospital.

Southport is located close to the Broadwater, beaches, with easy access to the M1motorway, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and cafes

SOUTHPORT HAS IT ALL - A great place to live, study and work.
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Get out of the CBD and head for the quiet parks."

If you only think of Southport as being the CBD area, you will miss out! Head out Musgrave Avenue and discover Sphere like I did over a year ago, it is so nice to live here. Great facilities, friendly people, close to everything but so quiet and green.
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jamesJ
jamesJ i dont think so
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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 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"This is the worst place on the Coast"

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RubyTuesday
RubyTuesday You didn't tell us why?
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Great Place to Live Rejuvenating Suberb"

Southport is slowly being rejuvenated. New apartments, townhouses and stylish houses going up in between the traditional fibro 1950 shacks.
The suberb is gaining in many areas. The amount of tennants are reducing young families and young professionals are taking over. The people are friendly and are always greeting you with a smile and "Hello". I have lived in Southport for 12 months now and do not look like moving.
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5/5
2yrs+

"so central great place to live"

Love living in Southport.. It is so close to great shops and restaurants. The Broadwater is beautiful, with so much activity on the water. Windsurfers, sailing boats, boats so always somthing to watch. The new development is great, with a lovely pier for walking or fishing, live movies in the park and swimming pool. The beaches are great and nice walking and cycling tracks. Southport is out of the hussle, bussle and agro of Surfers and all the tourists, close to the uni and on the bus routes.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Leave the car at home."

I lived in Lloyd street in Southport for three years. I worked in the hospital, ate out at all the great cafe's and resturants in the area, used the parks and wind surfed nearby in the broadwater.

Didnt take my car anywhere, and that was a real draw card to the suburb. I havnt found any other place like it since. There is also lots of new development in the area with new parks and lifestyle areas + the proposed RAPID Transit rail systm to link up Southport and Surfers Paradise will be a real bonus to residents living there now.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A very central place to live."

We love Southport. My husband can walk to work. The kids can walk to kindy and school and we can walk two minutes to a riverside park and swim with the dog. It's a great place to live with a real mix of people- different ages and cultures. The recent influx of Asian students has been a bonus. Now we can get a great meal in Nerang Street for $10!
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5/5
2yrs+

"Lots of development in Southport"

So many new developments have popped up all over Southport and theres more to come. In particular the council is spending a ludacris amount in the millions on a pier and outdoor cinema area etc.

The best opportunites in my opinion are the old houses in and around the commercial district. Think of long term capital gains and dual use as Southport has large commercial /medical presence. Doctors, Solicitors, Dentist, Brokers and more will be interested in work from home /commercial sites in order to have retail or commercial presence in Southport.

Lots happening and with its location so close to highway and Surfers Paradise, Southport has the potential to be an investment gold mine! Especially now for FHOB and cashed up investors as rates and price are still low.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Retail meets Beachside"

Although there are the dodgier elements to Southport on the Gold Coast, one has to admit that the place has some seriously great things going for it. For one, the shopping is fantastic with Australia Fair and many boutique specialty shops catering for every need. Then there's the beach front. Safe little bays for kiddies to play on, parks and swings, all kept relatively clean by the Gold Coast City Council. The Broadwater is currently under renovation and I can't wait to see the new facilities opposite Aussie Fair. Yes, it can seem a little grimy and has some unlikely occupants, but Southport has some great restaurants and cafes and overall has a great 'alive' kind of feeling.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in Southport

1

Judith Avenue

4.5/5
"Chirn Park charmer"
-27.96055 153.39689
2

Queen Street

4/5
-27.97186 153.406707
3

Ferry Road

3.5/5
-27.9879620016 153.4123052118

Unranked Streets in Southport

-27.96156 153.40079
-27.9582 153.39798

Lakala St

2.5/5
-27.97371 153.38834
-27.95703 153.3995
-27.96202 153.396

Lind Avenue

4.5/5
"Trendy Treasures"
-27.9603 153.39876
"Quiet, neighbourly, 100metres walk to off-lead park and beach"
-27.99443 153.41473