I have been a local resident of Benowa for 19 years, I am also a real estate agent and as such see many different suburbs, yet I still choose to live here. Its family friendly , safe, it has a great local shopping centre, and choice of public and private schools. Its far enough out of the transient life of the Cold Coast yet just 10 mins to the beach, major shopping centres etc. Benowa Primary and Benowa High are both great schools, for financial reason we took my daughter out of a Private school to go to High School at Benowa High and it turned out to be a great decision. There is also ST Kevin’s, a primary school across the Road. Benowa High offers more that most schools. It has a great academic program and as such is ranked one of the top schools in Queensland. It also offer a sports excellence programme, music programme and also French Immersion amongst other speciality programs.