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Best suburbs to invest in Gold Coast 2022

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So where should you invest in 2022?

Research by Domain reinforced the tree change trend that has seen many cashed up southerners heading for a coastal lifestyle.

In 2021, the Surfers Paradise unit market had the largest volume of property transactions in the year.

So where in 2022 should you look to invest in the Gold Coast?

1. Currumbin

Like the rest of the Gold Coast, houses exploded in 2021 in Currumbin. Located south of Surfers Paradise, Currumbin offers a more laid back lifestyle to the hustle bustle of Surfers Paradise.

Last year Currumbin’s median house price rose by more than $400,000.

Currumbin is located 90 minutes drive from Brisbane, and within 30 minutes of the Gold Coast Airport.

Low supply makes its investment market competitive.

Median house price: $1,450,000

Median apartment price: $807,500

Rental house yield: 2.8%

Rental apartment yield: 3.9%

2. Coolangatta

Located just north of the NSW/QLD border, Coolangatta boasts some of the best surf beaches in the country.

Coolangatta is also within 10 minutes of the Gold Coast Airport, which services flights not only across Australia, but also to South East Asia.

Median house prices grew by more than $500,000 in 2021, and offers a peaceful lifestyle with lifestyle being at the forefront of locals priorities.

Median house price: $1,505,000

Median apartment price: $765,000

Rental house yield: 2.4%

Rental apartment yield: 3.5%

3. Ashmore

Ashmore is located inland of Surfers Paradise, offering more house and land packages than the apartment dominated ocean front.

Ashmore is considered a high-demand market by REA group and has great access to a range of schools, shops, restaurants and parks.

Ashmore’s demographic is balanced between families, young professionals and older owners.

Median house price: $820,000

Median apartment price: $457,500

Rental house yield: 4.1%

Rental apartment yield: 5.7%

4. Labrador

Labrador, sitting just north of Surfers Paradise, is one of the most affordable suburbs in the region on the oceanfront.

The suburb has attracted a younger demographic than many other areas on the gold coast, and it sits within a short drive from Surfers Paradise.

Also listed as a high demand market, Labrador is within an hour's drive of Brisbane, making it more accessible to those making the daily commute to the city from the coast.

Median house price: $680,000

Median apartment price: $430,000

Rental house yield: 3.7%

Rental apartment yield: 5.4%

5. Robina

Robina was described by REA group as setting the standard for residential living on the Gold Coast.

With access to high quality childcare, two high-schools and a university, Robina still has strong growth to come.

Robina also has many new developments offering off-the-plan investment opportunities.

REA group said Robina was planned with children in mind, with specially designed parks, playgrounds and bike tracks that seem like an extension of the family backyard.

Bond University students and professional couples are also well provided-for with restaurants, cafes, health-food stores and Robina Town Centre all centrally located.

Median house price: $872,500

Median apartment price: $555,000

Rental house yield: 4.3%

Rental apartment yield: 5.6%

6. Tamborine Mountain

Located inland of the Gold Coast is Tamborine Mountain. The suburb boasts a demographic predominantly of families and older couples, and has seen high demand in the last 12 months.

It’s proximity to the beach means it's more affordable than some of its seaside counterparts, but offers a quieter lifestyle than Surfers Paradise or Burleigh Heads.

Median house price: $745,000

Median apartment price: $490,000

Rental house yield: 3.8%

Rental apartment yield: 3.4%

7. Pimpama

Pimpama is located on the northern part of the Gold Coast. The high-demand market is a balanced community of both young professionals and established families.

It has seen strong compound growth in the last 12 months and is one of the closest coastal suburbs to Brisbane CBD.

It also boasts easy access to South Stradbroke Island, offering plenty of outdoor camping, boating and fishing.

Median house price: $550,000

Median apartment price: $419,000

Rental house yield: 4.5%

Rental apartment yield: 5.6%

8. Coomera

Also located in the northern region of the Gold Coast is Coomera.

Listed as a high-demand market, Coomera is set for strong growth with new developments scheduled for the area. It offers plenty for those that appreciate the outdoors, with a more affordable pricetag for homes than many other Gold Coast, seaside suburbs.

Median house price: $625,000

Median apartment price: $375,000

Rental house yield: 4.3%

Rental apartment yield: 5.9%

9. Paradise Point

For those looking to invest in a higher price point, Paradise Point offers true oceanside living for investors.

Paradise Point has continued to benefit from interstate investors looking to secure oceanfront property with high growth in the last 24 months.

Although showing lower rental yields, this area will continue to return capital growth, as oceanfront living is at a premium in the coming years.

Median house price: $1,428,500

Median apartment price: $699,000

Rental house yield: 2.4%

Rental apartment yield: 3.6%

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