Hope Island is one of Queensland’s most loved suburbs. Famous for its canals, golf courses, waterfront views, and high-quality homes, Hope Island is definitely one of the more exclusive and luxurious suburbs on the Gold Coast. Locals love the area for walking and bike tracks, various marinas for their beloved boats, and gorgeous cafe haunts dotted around the suburbs. Of course, having numerous shopping centers located within walking distance is also a great plus!
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KEY STATISTICS FOR HOPE ISLAND
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Buses are the easiest ways to get around Hope Island when you’re not driving.
Things we love…
- Hope Island is a very relaxed suburb and is well-known for its quieter beachers and slower overall pace.
- There are many different areas for locals to hangout on Hope Island. The gated Hope Island Resort is well-loved by locals for being one of the best spots to catch up, and the Pines Golf Course is famous for a reason!
- Hope Island is popular with boaties due to the deep water mooring potential and high mast accessibility.
- The suburb has a population cap of 18,000.
But remember that…
- Public transport is limited to buses, and it can often be delayed and divered by construction.
- There is little remaining land for new builds.
Location & Transport
Hope Island, as noted above, is well-known for the relaxed, easy-going beachside atmosphere it has.
The way most locals travel is via car, because whilst only a few kilometres away from the Gold Coast CBD, Hope Island residents are limited to buses for public transport and is located far enough away from the main strip of the Gold Coast that cars are the easiest way to get to work for quite a lot of people. This isn’t an issue
Of course, you might just decide to use your boat to get everywhere – and that’s pretty common too!
The Hope Island Resort is one of the most popular spots on the island, owing both to its centrality, and the fact that it sits close to a number of resorts, the Pines Golf Course, and, of course, the main marina.
Hope Island is characterised by its relaxed lifestyle: as the meeting place of boaties, golfers, retirees, and those who just love to be on the water, residents have formed a picket where everything seems a little more relaxed and laid back.
The suburb also has several very well-known and regarded walking and biking tracks throughout it. This makes Hope Island the ideal suburbs for walkers and cyclists, especially given the pretty incredible views from some walks. Not to mention the water-based fun to be had when you live in this area of the Gold Coast. From kayaking to swimming, paddleboarding to fishing. There is no surf at Hope Island due to its protected inland nature, but the waves of Main Beach and The Spit are only 20 – 25 minutes away by car.
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Given its removed location, there aren’t too many schools on Hope Island itself – although there are more than a few in the surrounding suburbs. There is everything from kindergartens to high schools. We won’t mention all the kingergartens here, as there are quite a few, but rest assured – there’s something for everyone, and most places are within a ten-minute drive (at a maximum) of a kindergarten of some kind.
Primary schools in the area include Coombabah State School, well-known for the emphasis it puts on giving its students a well-rounded education. Other primary schools close by include Picnic Creek State School, Coomera Rivers State School, Coomera State School, Oxenford State School, and Helensvale State School, all of which are easily accessible, coeducational and have good reputations.
There are quite a few high schools throughout the Gold Coast, with the closest being Coombabah State High School. Other options include Helensvale State High School, Pacific Pines State High School, Southport State High School, Aquinas College, and the Queensland Academy of Health Sciences. None are more than a half-hours’ drive away.
Hope Island has potentially become a little infamous for the fact that since its inception, there has always been somethingunder development throughout the suburb. With little new land now available, a lot of projects are fast approaching their final stages, and only a few new builds are yet to begin.
New builds in Hope Island are hot commodities, so it’s not uncommon for them to be sold both off-the-plan, and without the project name being released. One project that is currently being sold completely off the market has been nicknamed ‘The Residences’ until its official name is public, and it consists of two and three bedroom apartments with waterfront views.
Another popular new build has been nicknamed ’31 Grant Avenue’. The luxury townhouse development is one of the last of its kind in Hope Island, with only 48 townhouses on offer. The townhouses are set to sit around an extensive park precinct, complete with walkways and gardens, and residents will have access to a number of amenities such as a swimming pool, outdoor showers, a communal herb garden, BBQ facilities, and a fire pit.