7.3 out of 10

Varsity Lakes

Ranked 53rd best suburb in Gold Coast
-28.0830388945486 153.411366020137
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  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Trendy little hub..."

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

"Varsity Lakes - So close to your neighbours you may as well live in an apartment building"

I have recently moved to Varsity Lakes after living in apartment buildings for several years. Although I was hoping buying a house would rid me of the issues related with “close neighbours”, it has in fact accentuated it, and now without the ability to use body corporate or building management as an in between. You will find your new home in Varsity will be accompanied by 2 or more air conditioners that will back onto your property, guaranteeing not a wink of sleep as these things rattle and hum all night long and in some cases 24 hours a day..... and I thought everyone was crying about expensive electricity now!? Regardless of being told it is a quiet neighbourhood Varsity is riddled with people who have no regard for their neighbours and happily party away into the night playing loud noise, talking and laughing up to 3 nights a week. And no, they are not Bond Uni students. Varsity is overrated and overpriced. You pay too much for small blocks of land. Look in Robina or somewhere where your house has some land size and your neighbours are not in arms reach.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Really convenient location - Very nice community"

Have lived here for 5 years in two different homes in Varsity Sound. Just love this area. Great for young families. Community spirit is great. There are many really lovely walking tracks around the lake and bushland areas and this suburb is close to so many handy places including Robina Town Centre, train station, Burleigh Beach & Stocklands, Christine Corner (convenience galore!), TreeTops Shopping Centre, many fitness centres, M1. 5 stars from me for this suburb. Great place to live.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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+

"Ideal spot on the Coast!"

Varsity Lakes has Robina Town Centre on one side, Burleigh Beach on the other & boasts a newly created train station, great schools, great restaurants in the CBD area. It's close to everything with only a 5 minute drive to the Gold Coast Highway. 20 minutes to Coolangatta Airport, 20 minutes to Surfers Paradise and easy access to the M1 to head to Brisbane for work!
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • 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+

"good to rent too expensive to buy"

Nice enough, though over rated.Bond uni close by so if you like uni students hooning round at night around ALL the round abouts on university drive,knock yourself out.Traffic bad on week days .Our neighbors are friendly and street nice.Have lived here for 4 years and wow has it grown.Too busy for us now,so we are moving out of the area.Four years ago there was a nice element too the street,now though,there seems to be alot of selling going on and just riff raff moving in or uni students moving in.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Varsity Lakes"

Varsity Lakes appears to be becoming another BOOM area of the Gold Coast. The new railway and station has just opened and there are future plans for further rail extensions to the south towards the NSW border. A local Police Station has just opened to increase their presence in the area. Schools and public transport are plentiful (both public and private) and loads of public transport. A great area for all types but expecially for families due to the numerous parks and boardwalks around the lakes which is great for getting the kids out and about. Still a very affordable location yet less than 5 minutes to the beach.
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  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Varsity has cheap new homes!"

Varisty lakes has cheap new homes with good rental returns from university students. Bond university recieves new international students every semester that are eager to find accomodation close to uni.

Now Varsity lakse has become commercial/residental with new commercial/retail developments popping up all over varsity. Many businesses are basing themselves there and restaurants and cafes too!

Property prices vary from $30000+ for units $400000+ for houses/townhouses
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4/5
2yrs+

"Varsity Lakes - Inland from coast but close to all amenities"

Varsity Lakes is a suburb of the Gold Coast and whilst not directly on the coast it is only a short drive to the famous Gold Coast beaches. Varsity Lakes is close to the Robina Shopping Town with supermarkets and specialty shops but yet is only minutes away from the major shopping centre of Pacific Fair where there is not only great shopping but a cinema complex as well. Accommodation is the area is plentiful with many hotels and motel, although home prices have skyrocketed. Varsity Lakes is within half an hour of the major theme parks of Dreamworld, Movieworld, Wet’n’Wild or Seaworld.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees