Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, with the Broadwater lapping at its shores is the peaceful suburb of Paradise Point. This quiet suburb may seem out of the way, but it has its own village feel to it.
The foreshore is home to a large park, perfect for a day out for the family, a weekend BBQ, or a bike ride along the Broadwater. There are plenty of amenities available and a large kids playground. There is also a small sandy beach with an enclosed swimming area.
Adjacent to the park is a foodies’ heaven with an entire strip of restaurants. There’s something for everyone, from some of the Gold Coast’s best fish and chip shops, to casual cafes and upmarket restaurants. This busy eating district draws a crowd over the weekend and on a Friday and Saturday night.
One block back you’ll find a quaint village street with all the essentials services a modern village suburb needs. Paradise Point has its own post office, as well as a supermarket, fruit shop, butcher, two chemists, a large medical practice, a dentist and an organic store. Note to mention the hairdressers, bakeries and boutique gifts and clothing stores.
As you stroll down this busy street you’ll feel a million miles away from the bright lights of Surfers Paradise and as though you’ve made a sea change escape.
The suburb also plays host once a month to the incredibly popular The Village Markets, which bring an eclectic mix of stalls featuring some of the Gold Coast’s most talented young designers, fresh produce, food trucks and live music from some very talented local artists.
Paradise Point has several boat ramps providing direct access to the Broadwater and the Coomera River. There are also several marinas where boats can be moored. It is also home to a not-for-profit sailing club, senior citizens’ centre, a bowls club with covered green and a large community centre, which plays host to several community groups, including dance and martial arts classes.
Notable property developments include Ephraim Island, Salacia Waters and the Sovereign Islands. The suburb has an incredibly diverse range of properties available, from more affordable units, duplexes and freestanding houses on the mainland, to ultra modern apartments on Ephraim Island, to the largest, most lavish mansions the Gold Coast has to offer on the Sovereign Islands.
In 2014 the suburb was ranked as having the fourth highest number of million dollar houses in Queensland.
Completed in 2008 in what at the time was Queensland’s largest residential construction project, Ephraim Island sits in the middle of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater and is connected to Paradise Point by a bridge.
The island is a large residential community, comprising a mix of individual beach houses and large apartment buildings. This ultra modern development has some spectacular architecture, with each open plan apartment having water views. Residents enjoy access to a large recreation centre featuring several pools and spas, a large gym, sauna and steam room. The island is also home to a restaurant and day spa and features walking trails through the preserved wetlands.
The Sovereign Islands:
Connected to Paradise Point by bridge The Sovereign Islands comprises a series of man made islands that house some of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive mansions.
This development is the home of the wealthy and elite and is worth a drive through just to see how the other half live. There are mansions and there are mansions and these islands are home to the latter. Almost all have large boats moored at their back door and a tennis court or helipad are also not out of place.
Paradise Point is a stand-out suburb on the Gold Coast and is well known for its lively village atmosphere, family friendly parks and dining precinct. Deciding to buy a property in this suburb and call it home will not disappoint and there is something to suit every buyer, whether you’re looking for a family home, a modern apartment for yourself, or something a bit larger.