8.0 out of 10

Currumbin Waters

Ranked 47th best suburb in Gold Coast
-28.1521687848197 153.468278163117
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  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"quiet suburban life away from the full hustle & bustle of Gold Coast tourist zones but close enough to it all"

Only minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast and excellent community leisure/outdoor facilities along the banks of the Currumbin Creek.
Also close to quality shopping, dining, clubs like the famous Currumbin RSL, excellent schools and medical facilities.
This is a great place to live or visit, its quiet with a great community spirit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Busy Angelica Street"

Good suburb if you like lots of traffic & noisy/nosey neighbours.
Finally gave up and bought acreage in Tallebudgera.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 southern gold coast is not for me"

perhaps when I retire
4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden serenity"

So close to everything, yet like a small country town. Has the best bakery you will find anywhere. There's nothing much better than mucking around on the creek in a tinnie, or relaxing by it on the banks. Currumbin waters has the best value waterfront homes on the coast.
Where else can you get the salt air in the front door and look out your back door and see the magic of the mountains in the valley!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 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+

"Great place for a holiday"

Recommended for
  • Retirees
2/5 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+

"Only for retirees"

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

"A great place for retirees"

Recommended for
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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+

"A great place centralised on the Gold Coast"

After moving to the Gold Coast over 15 years ago, I nestled down in quiet Elanora 11 years ago.
It is safe and a friendly place to raise a family.
For those seeking a quieter way of life, this is the place to be. If you like the fast paced lifestyle, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta are both only 15 minutes drive away.
Strongly recommend Elanora as a destination to call home.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The prettiest suburb on the southern coast"

We moved to Elanora from Sydney 26 years ago and we love the organic food store down the road and our farmers markets every Saturday.We lived in Avalon in Sydney and Currumbin beach is so much safer for children and families to swim and surf.

We bought acreage in Elanora to build a home. Acreage so close to the beach is pretty unique and we really appreciate the wilderness so close. We have koalas, wallabies, echidnas and goannas visiting our property as well as the possum who lives in the flowerpot on our verandah.

The children didn't have to leave home to go to university with three local campuses to choose from and we have public and private hospitals 20 minutes away.

Now that Varsity railway station is so close we can jump on the train and be in Brisbane in an hour to enjoy art and culture at the wonderful Southbank. The Gold Coast Arts Centre is also going from strength to strength with new and interesting exhibitions coming on regularly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Green, beautiful and close enough to the beach!"

A great place to live if you enjoy the beach and don't particularly want to be in the flight path!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Perfect location"

Nice and close to Currumbin, one of my favourite places in Queensland - just lovely.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Suits Everyone...."

Elanora is very family oriented. Schools and public transport are fabulous. Lots of parks and ovals. Everything is easy to find and not far to walk or drive to. Whether your single or married with children Elanora seems to offer the best of all worlds to people. It's centrally located on the Gold Coast bang smack in the middle so easy to drive to either Surfers or Coolangatta.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"green and gold"

Elanora is a great suburb.Surrounded by bush and the countryside, it's 5 minutes to the beaches,2 shopping malls,primary (in the countryside) and secondary schools, and 15 mins to the airport.Our street is in Lakewoods at the end of 19th Ave.We've just sold after 12 happy years of bringing up our kids in such a nice friendly neighbourhood.A mixture of young families and older couples and everyone always says hello and often stop to chat.Our street is a classic culdesac and is surrounded by bushland and park, with only local traffic passing through it is very quiet...no hoons here! We've outgrown our place and being kiwis are homesick for NZ so are heading back, but would highly recommend this part of the world to bring up your family or retire...after NZ it's the best place in the world (couldn't resist a dig!)....our boys love it so much they're staying (and getting their Aussie citizenship!! ) So, see you later Elanora and the Gold Coast....we'll be back for our holidays! xx
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, friendly atmosphere, lot's of wild life. Like living in the country but less than 10 min from the beaches/national park."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb for families with fantastic parks and schools, close to the beaches and shopping."

Elanora is very underrated, with its diverse property types ranging from your three bed family home to a large acreage, a lot of the homes have fantastic views of either the hinterland, mountains or ocean. As well as canal and lake front homes, what more could you want? Very leafy, lots of parks for the kids and the four legged friends, we totally recommend our lovely suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Beachy and Stylin'"

Currumbin Waters is such a great place to spend the day with the kids or lounge around with a lover on the sand. The beach itself has both surfside action and protected, shark proofed (as shark proofed as it can be) estuary lagoon for calm and peaceful swimming. The streets are lined with trees and there's and showers in abundance. The other side to the area are the cool little lifestyle shops you can find tucked away next to the local chip shop. 'Would you like a $400 photo frame with that Peter's drumstick Miss?" Not quite, but it's a lovely little mix that leaves you feeling like Currumbin Waters has the best of all worlds.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees