This week on the Real Estate Real Easy blog, we feature Burleigh Waters in our suburb in profile series.

Burleigh Waters features and amenities

The suburb of Burleigh Waters has been built around 5 man-made lakes, namely Lake Heron, Miami Lake, Swan Lake, Pelican Lake and Burleigh Lake. The canal system is tidal and provides water access to The Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean. Many people kayak or boat in the Lakes, however, swimming is not recommended because sharks have been sighted in the waterways.

As with most suburbs on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Waters is peppered with parks and green spaces. Family-friendly playgrounds are dotted throughout the suburb where you will find basketball courts, swings, slides and general play equipment as well as picnic tables overlooking the lakes. Other amenities include a library, community centre and sports park, which includes a combined AFL and cricket oval, practice nets and tennis courts. Although, not a coastal suburb, it’s not a long drive to any number of beautiful Gold Coast beaches.

There are a number of shopping centres in the suburb, as well a the coast’s largest Bunnings Warehouse—very handy for any DIY you’d like to undertake! Treat the kids to a day out at Australia’s biggest indoor action centre, Bounce and for the grown-ups, nearby Burleigh Heads has a host of cafés, bars and clubs to keep you entertained.

Local Schools

There is one state primary school in Burleigh Waters, Caningeraba State School on Whistler Drive. The local state high school for the area is Miami State High School. The area is also serviced by a private primary and high school—Marymount Primary School takes children from prep to year 6 and Marymount College teaches years 7-12. All the schools in the area are co-educational and the private school is Catholic.


According to the 2016 Census community profile, the population of Burleigh Waters is 14,310 with an even split of 50% families and singles. The average age of residents is 41, with 21% of the local population aged 65+, and 19.2% under 14.

If you would like more information on Burleigh Waters, call Alex or Jason at Real Estate Real Easy. We have been selling real estate in the area for over 20 years and would be happy to help you purchase property in the area.

Likewise, if you are thinking of putting your Burleigh Waters property on the market, contact us for a free appraisal. We don’t charge upfront marketing fees, and only 2% commission, so call our friendly team today!