9.0 out of 10

Helensvale

Ranked 16th best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.89378 153.31582
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
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Reviews

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

"family safe for wokers"

a suburb built for workers by workers good old fashioned family valued suburb away from the southern rat race but still only 5 minutes to the broadwater.
I will happily live in this suburb for the next 40 years.
my street is ideal erindale crt quiet culd de sac where old and young live safe and happy together and we look after each other.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Minutes Away - Worlds Apart !"

Helensvale is perfectly located on the northern end of the Gold Coast and is 2mins to the M1 and 2 mins to train station. It has a fantastic blend of older folks as well as young families creating a great mix of people calling Helensvale home. It is an extremely safe suburb that has all the amenities one could ask for. I have lived in Helensvale for over 10 years now( from the southern states) and I am very proud to call Helensvale home. I would recommend Helensvale to anyone thinking of relocating to this fantastic area.
Pros
  • family lving
  • safe
  • all the amenities you could want
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 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 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+

"I love this area!"

Having sold real estate in this suburb for almost 10 years I know most of the residents and properties in the area.
It is a fantastic region with easy access to the train, M1 highway, plenty of modern schools, great shopping and is just far enough away from Surfers Paradise!

Love It!!!

For any real estate need, give me a bell on 0409 784 783.

Stuart
Pros
  • Safe and quiet neighbourhood
  • Family oriented with good schools
  • Handy to everything you could need
Cons
  • Nightlife is a bit quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Shopping Heaven-Where's the Heart????"

Helensvale is located at the base of Tamborine Mountain about 10 minutes from Labrador beach. It's the epitome of modern consumerist suburbia. It's existence is based around the Westfield shopping centre that's smack dab in the middle of the suburb. There are average schools, adequate council services, transport...blah blah blah. But where's the heart? Unfortunately like so many of our residential living areas in the state, there's a 'Golden Arches' approach to suburb development. All the take away mod cons, but no heart.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
stucito
stucito The next time ready09 finds something nice to say about any neighborhood will be the first time, so take this with a pinch (bag) of salt
2yrs+
Mumford73
Mumford73 Zero substance in this comment.....suburb was established 20 years before Westfield arrived and filled with plenty of heart. Where else can you live with so 40% parkland....a Golf course...fantastic Bowls club and so close to the train station & M1....not to mention Theme parks. I have lived here 6 years and wouldn't live anywhere else....my kids love it too!
2yrs+
jamesr11
jamesr11 Helensvale is a great place to live. So is Labrador, Burleigh, Kirra, Biggera Waters and many other GC suburbs. Pockets of crime exist everywhere in the country.
May 13, 2017
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2/5
2yrs+

"Hard hit by GFC"

Helensvale has been badly hit by the GFC and many people are losing there homes due to rising interest rates. Still prices in the suburb are too expensive for my liking. On the plus side Helensvale Westfield is a nice new shopping centre.
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
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Clean, green with great transport links"

Well established, green and leafy. Excellent links to Brisbane for work or nights out. Good shopping and eating out.
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Love the lifestyle"

Not all of Monterey Keys is a gated community. We are in a very quiet street in a home on the water. We enjoy feeding the ducks on the lake and having swans come and visit. At night the only sound is the fish jumping! The neighbours are friendly and there is no traffic noise. There is a large sporting oval and a number of smaller local parks. We both work in Brisbane and enjoy being 5 minutes from the M1 and only a 45 minute drive to the Brisbane CBD. It takes us 15 minutes to get to the beach or the Hinterland and 5 minutes to get to the local Westfield Shopping Centre. All in all its the ideal lifestyle. We have been here for seven years and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 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+

"Helensvale - Close to all amenities."

Helensvale is situated near the northern end of the Gold Coast and is about a 10 – 15 minute drive to the water. Helensvale has a large shopping centre with major supermarkets, department and boutique stores, as well as a post office, banks and medical centre. There are numerous choices of food in the food court as well. Helensvale has excellent sporting facilities, two golf courses, playing field, a skate park, bowling club with excellent greens and a swimming pool. Helensvale has a railway station with direct links to Brisbane and the Airport. The area is dotted with excellent schools, is within 20 mins of Southport and the beaches of the coast. Helensvale in very close to major theme parks of Wet ‘n Wild, Movie World, and Dreamworld. Although home prices did climb Helensvale remain stable at present and there are deals to be struck.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees