7.3 out of 10

Beechmont

Ranked 51st best suburb in Gold Coast
-28.1276681589124 153.186450729365
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  •  

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"The peace and tranquility, the birdlife, the fresh breezes, the open spaces - yet so close to a big city!"

Whatever the temperature is on the Gold Coast, deduct 4 - 5C for Beechmont Plateau. Lower humidity and temperatures make even mid-summer nights quite bearable. The volcanic soil is fantastic for growing anything at all - fruit trees, most vegetables and most landscaping plants. Avocadoes, Macadamia and Citrus trees all thrive in the sunny crisp cooler atmosphere.

Being surrounded by large tracts of native bush many native birds call Beechmont home. Lorikeets, Rosellas, Black Cockatoos, Sulphur Cresteds, King Parrots, Whip Birds, Wompoo Pigeons and many many others can be heard and/or seen if you care to put in some native nectar plants or berry trees in your yard for them to visit. With your own tank water storage and on-sitewaste treatment systems you can manage very well provided you put in adequate water storage. Rainfall is between 1000 to 1600 mm a year on average and is pretty reliable. We put in 2 X 45,000 litre water tanks and have never run out since they were both filled during one wet Spring several years ago.

You have the benefits of living in the country with all the shops and services you want at the bottom of the mountain some 30 to 45 minutes drive away. I take the beautiful scenic drive each day to work on the Gold Coast. And as long as you plan your household supplies purchases intelligently you don't miss not having a shopping centre handy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Green above the Gold"

We made 'the change' to Beechmont and haven't looked back. Everything we love about the coast is still accessible, and everything that drove us nuts has been left behind. Great community spirit, plenty of sports and hobby groups with playground, playing fields and national park at your doorstep. A quick trip along Beechmont road to the retail therapy heartland.

The school rates a mention as one of the highest performing in Queensland. Something we have experienced firsthand only recently.

Sundays can get a bit busy on the main road - its a popular route for motorcycle groups. And it took a little getting used to being on tank water.

All in all, a top spot. :)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Scenic Numinbah Valley"

Scenic Numinbah Valley, home of the Natural Bridge, still retains the peaceful natural atmosphere that was evident when the Valley was first discovered over a century ago. Timber cutting was the original industry and slowly converted to dairying after the supply of millable timber ran out. Since the recent decline in the Valley of the dairy industry, dairy farmers have been replaced by city families. Seeking a rural retreat and people involved in the horse industry looking for land to establish their specialized field.

The pristine Valley, while a recognized tourist attraction, offers a true village lifestyle complete with its own rustic general store and café and small country school. It seems that time has stood still, which adds to the natural beauty the Valley has to offer. Shopping, banks, medical services and high school are just twenty-five minutes away at Nerang. A school bus operates in the area.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Rainforest Beauty Abounds"

Binna Burra is only 10 minutes drive from the quiet town of Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland. There is a lovely tourist information centre as you drive in and with it a lovely cafe/restaurant. Binna Burra is mostly National Park and as such, most visitors come for the hiking in the rainforest experience. And what a spectacular experience it is. With towering trees that are well over a hundred years old and wildlife so close that you could touch them (But you don't because it's a no-no.)
After a hike around the well appointed and clearly marked trails, stop in at the cafe and have a refreshing pit stop. It's a great place for families, but not pram friendly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Lamington National Park - Put this on your must see list."

Lamington National Park is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland within easy reach of major facilities and Gold Coast beaches... At the southern end of the Scenic Rim, Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and offer some great bushwalking experiences. Starting at Canungra you can visit Binna Burra, Green Mountain and O'Reilly's. Accommodation is available at the lodges at both Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat where you can enjoy all the luxuries including organized guided walks and tours, great views and health spas. If you are looking at living near this great area without the coast and hustle and bustle of the coast, look at Canungra for some good land and house bargains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Rolling green fields"

If you're looking for a quiet and serene place to visit or settle down, Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland is the place to go. Approximately 35 minutes from Southport it couldn't be more opposite to it's flashy neighbour. With no infrastructure, no shops and no cafes, it's not a town for social consumers. But if cows and gardens and beautiful views are your thing, then Beechmont is your idea of heaven. There's a great market on once a month and the local primary school is one of the best in the state. Pack a picnic and thermos and it's a great place to chill out and watch the clouds drift by.
Recommended for
  • Retirees