Just west of Southport you’ll find the suburb of Parkwood. It is handy to everything including easy access to the M1 Motorway which will put you on your way north or south in minutes. The mainly residential area is popular among families and is close to Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. Set amongst bushland, this university is Griffith’s largest and one of Australia’s fastest growing campuses.
Parkwood has a diverse housing sector ranging from townhouses to executive homes. The area has attracted many investors due to the high demand of tenants attending Griffith University. Vacant land is scarce and usually sold in house land packages.
This area is central to everything with a number of shopping centres within easy reach. Harbourtown and Ashmore City lie at opposite ends of Olsen Avenue and both have major grocery stores as well as specialty shops. Harbour Town is continually growing and is home to the largest collection of brand name factory outlets on the Gold Coast. Arundel Plaza and Australia Fair are within minutes by car or by public transport.
Primary Schools: Arundel, Musgrave, Labrador. Secondary Schools: Coombabah, Helensvale, Pacific Pines, Southport. Private Schools: A.B. Paterson. Tertiary: Griffith University Gold Coast.
Woodlands Lodge Retirement on Melbourne Rd is a Blue Care hostel that includes a special care unit.
Arundel Plaza Medical Centre, corner Napper Rd and Daintree Dve, Arundel Parkwood Family Practice, Olsen Ave, Parkwood Parkwood Medical Centre, Napper Rd, Parkwood
No shortage of public transport here with easy access to Helensvale Rail and major shopping centre’s. Buses run frequently through these suburbs.
The Parkwood Tavern is both popular venues for a drink or a nice pub meal. The Southport Sharks Football Club is a big venue with plenty for the whole family. It has a café, food court and steak and seafood restaurant as well as a fun zone for the kids. There is entertainment most nights and the club attracts well-known performers. Parklands Showgrounds is also situated in Parkwood and is the home of the annual Gold Coast Show and Big Day Out as well as many other shows and displays. Parklands Indoor Sports Centre is also located here and is popular for team sports including beach volleyball, indoor soccer and indoor netball.
Parkwood International Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 championship course and sets a challenge for all levels of golfers. The Clubhouse overlooks eight holes and is open seven days for lunch or a quiet drink. Visitors are welcome to hire equipment including motorised carts. There is also a swimming pool and tennis courts. Arundel Hills Country Club is one of the Gold Coast’s finest clubs with excellent facilities including an 18-hole championship golf course and a recreation centre with a gymnasium, 25-metre outdoor heated pool and tennis courts. The Country Club also provides accommodation.