8.3 out of 10

Parkwood

Ranked 42nd best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.9509770978009 153.360915423018
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 28, 2017

"Upper Parkwood"

Moved from Sydney, after researching Helensvale, Arundel and Ashmore, I choose to buy a property in Parkwood. I live in the upper parkwood area closer to the Griffith Uni and the new East Parkwood Tram Station.

I would say I made a good choice, its pretty sailent area and peaceful area. Recommend this suburb as highly rated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Parkwood is underrated - great for our young family!"

We have lived in Parkwood for about 10 years and have 2 small children. We live fairly close to the university and hospital, and despite having a few student rental properties near us (who have not caused us any trouble), we still love being here. Our neighbours also include retirees and other families, we have found the suburb to be very quiet and safe and we love living on a big block with heaps of space for our garden, veggie patch, we keep a couple of chickens and have plenty of room for the children to play. And now, we are also easy walking distance to the G:link (Gold Coast tram)! We plan to live here for a long time yet. I think Parkwood is totally underrated! You will get great value for your money if you buy (and live) here.
Pros
  • Great for families
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • 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 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I love Parkwood"

I love living in Parkwood!! We live away from the university in a quiet neighborhood. We have two children & have lived here for four years. I am not looking to move or sell. 15 mins from southport & the beach. Close to the hospital & transport.
Pros
  • Great for families
  • Quiet
  • Close to the hospital
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Once posh now gosh Parkwood"

Been in Parkwood 11 years & watched it turn into the Labrador toilet overflow I actually can't wait to get out before it turns into an Inala like suburb. Kids are left to run riot causing through peoples yards all over the street, traffic problems.

Now not to mention the hoons speeding round destroying what ever they can. We have hoon central on our street where they meet at the local mechanics HOME shop then they roar up & down the street round the suburb to late night early morning.

Drug dealers, makers & users leave needles out laying on the streets when the cook the batches of drugs it stinks & the smell hangs round for days gets stuck in your clothes etc. AT least your know you're safe once a year the police patrol annually in the beginning of March. Neighbours usually cause all sorts of problems either by being stuck up or attack you for no reason.

There are pockets of good areas in Parkwood you just sometimes have to look harder to find them. From what I've seen the area I live in is not reflective of the overall suburb but pockets within cause a bad rep for the rest.

Despite claims to the contrary most areas of Parkwood take at least 15-30 minutes to get to the beach depending on traffic.
Pros
  • sometimes quite & peaceful
  • Hoons often keep you entertained
  • Usually get a good amount of rain
Cons
  • at times unsafe neigbourhood street urchins
  • hoons everywhere mostly Fri Sat & night b4 & on public Hols
  • The pollution from industry & fireplaces is bad
Recommended for
  • Tourists
sales7
sales7 I have NO idea where in parkwood you live! I have lived here 12 years and love it! such a friendly street, yes the streets where the uni students park are mainly dirty rentals. But the rest is beautiful!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live on the coast"

Parkwood is well located on the gold coast, Close to Southport Sharks, Parkwood golf course and major shopping centres and excellent schools.

Great for families with parks, playgrounds and healthy lifestyle options.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
jessicaw18
jessicaw18 Hi looking at moving down there this year from hervey bay what high school and primary are good in the area
Feb 05, 2017
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Parklands and Griffith Uni"

Gold Coast Parklands and Griffith university is moments walk from Parkwood. The local Tavern is a great environment and is local to most students of Griffith uni
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic for family life"

Parkwood boasts a broad spectrum of homes from two bedroom townhouses, to multi level golf course mansions, to vast acreage residences, and all are some of the best value homes on the entire Gold Coast.

The Parkwood/Arundel region offers literally everything in quality lifestyle you could want from its world class international golf courses, secure estate living, immense public facilities like parks, BBQ areas, walking and cycling trails. Areas vary considerably from the treed bushland settings through to the paved street of Mediterranean style mansions.

Five major shopping centres including the Harbour Town Shopping Centre and Westfields Helensvale are all within 10 minutes drive. Griffith University, local schools including AB Paterson College and kindergarten cover education. Local churches, sporting facilities and so much more right on your doorstep dictates a region experiencing incredible growth and with so much more on town planning drawing boards, things are only getting bigger and better.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb,handy to everything with new hospital being built and Griffith university already here."

People mostly take pride in their homes it has a golf course and uni, parks,Sharks club across road from the suburs,a tavern with restaurant, fast food outlets, and shops,with surgery and chemist, what more could a household ask for in a suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Lots of Crime in the area"

This road is extremely busy. Not suited to retirees or singles.
Local05
Local05 not sure which parkwood you are referring to as the parkwood on the gold coast i know is a very safe, quiet area suitable for anyone.
2yrs+
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