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  1. Contributor

    Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast

    Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast, Queensland. Why you should live in Varsity Lakes Varsity Lakes is one of the booming areas of the Gold Coast with a central CBD, market square, restaurants and fast foods including Sushi shop, Fish and chips, Subway, Indian cuisine and several coffee shops. Also located in the CBD is the IGA grocery store. At the central of Varsity Lakes is the Bendigo bank branch making it easy to access an ATM and face to face customer service centre. In Varsity lakes is also the Varsity Lakes Primary School and Varsity Lakes High school which is a stone throw from each other although separated by a bridge. These schools are among the top public schools on the Gold Coast. However, private schools such as Kings, Hillcrests are accessible to the Varsity Lakes Community because they are 20 minutes’ drive away and located in Robina and Reedy Creek area. Varsity Lakes have an enticing and beautiful scenery because it is surrounded by artificial lakes thus making the location exciting. Apart from the primary and secondary school located in Varsity Lakes, the first private University in Australia, Bond University, is at the central of Varsity Lakes, a 5-minute walk from CBD. Thus, lucrative businesses are attracted to the CBD of the Varsity Lakes. Apart from Varsity Lakes being equipped with all the stores and shops for a day in day out life, the CBD has many offices and company spaces which are being occupied by law firms, banks, tax agents, accountants, pharmacist, physiotherapist, travel company, real estate organisations and general practices. Shops and recreation Varsity Lakes is 10 minutes’ drive from Robina where one of the biggest shopping centres is located. Also, Pacific Fair, the newly upgraded shopping centre with over 1500 shops, is 15 minutes’ drive from Varsity Lakes. Thus, making Varsity Lakes a preferred location for many settlers. Varsity Lakes is 25 minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise, the tourist town, with all the sky scrapper and attractions. Varsity Lakes is a great area for all types of people especially for families, due to the numerous parks and boardwalks around the lakes which is great for getting the kids and pet out. Though Varsity Lakes is equipped with all these amenities, it is still a very affordable location. Moreover, Varsity Lakes is 10 minutes’ drive to over ten beaches on the Gold Coast. Varsity Lakes is within half an hour of the major theme parks of Dreamworld, Movie world, Wet’n’Wild or SeaWorld. Where are the best streets? All streets in Varsity lakes are awesome and habitable with little or no crime. From Lake Orr drive to University Drive and Yodelay all streets are peaceful and habitable. Streets to avoid: There is no street to avoid in Varsity Lakes, due to the presence of the private university, Varsity Lakes only entice and attract the academics, students and the rich. Thus, the crime rate is from little to zero. Restaurant and Bistro: Hotel CBD and Varsity Lakes Tavern The CBD is endowed with Hotel CBD which is equipped with rooms and restaurants with great food. Also in Varsity Lakes is the Varsity Lakes Tavern which caters for audiences of all ages and features a spacious and modern bistro with a huge menu, daily food specials and a lounge bar with an extensive beer selection and traditional sports bar. Also, the Varsity Lakes Tavern feature TAB, Keno and gaming facilities, live sport broadcast daily, ample parking space, weekly entertainment and with Dan Murphy's bottle shop conveniently located on site. The Varsity lakes tavern is 10 minutes’ walk from the CBD over the artificial lake separated by the Bermuda road. Public Transport in Varsity Lakes: The Gold Coast public bus service which is operated by Surfside bus lines and help with transportation within the Varsity Lakes. On regular working days, the buses come every ten minutes while on Weekends this might change to 30 minutes. Thus, own transport is the best for weekends and holidays. The Surfside bus lines have a direct connection to other suburbs including Robina, Surfers Paradise, and other tourist attraction centres including Dreamworld and the Beaches. On the Surfside bus lines, you can use the rechargeable touch card called the ‘Go-Card’ or pay per trip which is a costly way of travelling. Gold Coast Taxis Taxi services on the Gold Coast are operated by Regent Taxis and Yellow Cabs and help people in Varsity Lakes and surrounding Suburbs with transportation. Regent Taxis and Yellow Cabs drivers are friendly and courteous, and the vehicles are of good standard. In peak periods, or if a timetable is a priority, it will pay to look at a-pre-booked service as waiting times can escalate. However, with the arrival of Uber, taxis transportation has improved. With the help of Uber, you can get to your destination without delay. Is the Suburb for young couples or families or wealthy? The suburb is for everybody, young couples, family, students and the wealthy. The way Varsity Lakes is designed, the closer to the University the more apartment for students. The Far away from the University, the more the young couple apartments and the houses for the rich. Varsity Lakes have new cheap apartments with good rental returns from university students and younger couples. Bond university receives new international students every semester that are eager to find accommodation close to the university. The property prices vary from $30000+ for units to $400000+ for houses/townhouses. Employment opportunities: Getting a job in Varsity Lakes could be very challenging because of the student population. Most jobs are being hunted by students. However, due to easy accessibility and closeness to other Suburbs like Robina, Surfers Paradise and Burleigh, it is easier to get a job in other suburb and live in Varsity Lakes. Demographics Varsity Lakes has the postcode 4227 and a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 79 km from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Varsity Lakes is surrounded by other suburbs including Robina, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Carrara, Merrimac and Reedy Creek. According to 2011 census, the population of Varsity Lakes was 14,366. The population increased to 15,165 in 2016 and represented those living in 6,250 dwellings with an average household size of 2.53. The population comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males. The median/average age of the people in Varsity Lakes is 32 years of age. 61.0% of people living in Varsity Lakes are born in Australia while others are born in New Zealand (8.1%), England (4.8%), China (1.8%), Africa (1.7%), Malaysia (1.0%), Korea (0.9%), Philippines (0.9%), Japan (0.8%), Canada (0.7%), United States of America (0.6%), Hong Kong (0.6%), Germany (0.5%), India (0.5%) and Scotland (0.5%). At least 76.8% of the residents of the Varsity Lakes speak English only. Other top languages spoken are Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Afrikaans, Spanish, and Italian. Also, the religious makeup of Varsity Lakes includes those with no religion (24.9%), Catholic (23.6%), Anglican (16.0%), Religious affiliation (9.5%), Uniting Church (4.4%), Christian (4.0%), Presbyterian and Reformed (3.1%), Buddhism (2.3%), Pentecostal (1.8% and Eastern Orthodox (1.7%). G eneral Practice As said earlier, Varsity Lakes have a general practice dedicated to the community, and it is called the Gold Coast Medical Precinct (GCMP). The GCMP has an instore pathology laboratory and a pharmacy 2-minute walking distance from the GP practice. The GCMP allows Bulk billing.
  2. Hi All, First time I have used this site, found some really usefull info on here, so thought I would ask my own burning question! We ( my husband, my 18 month old and my 4 yr old) are flying out to the GC end of April 2012.. visas in place, we havnt been to GC before, but have visited other areas in Aus a few times on previous hols, we may not have enough funds to do a reccie first ( madness I know!) so just going for it! After researching, I have found I cant quite decide between Robina and Pacific Pines...does anyone know these areas? Want family area, but still some restaurants, pubs and social things for the adults nearby. My husband is a plumber (and UK gas fitter) and I want to be somewhere within easy range of all amenities, and if possible nursery/infant school for my little ones, Im finding I can find info for house prices etc, but not how near schools are etc.. so any info would be so appriciated, no matter how small!! Thanks guys!!! xx:biggrin:
  3. giggle

    Helensvale and robina

    We are very interested in the suburbs called Helensvale or Robina on the Gold Coast. Would be interested to hear your experiences or knowledge eg schooling (we have children aged 5,8 and 17) and what age groups tend to settle there.
  4. giggle

    Robina - things to see and do

    Have heard lots of positive things about Robina. Besides the enormous shopping centre, what do families do at weekends? are there leisure centres, museums, parks etc. I'm sure there are but can't seem to find information specific to Robina. look forward to your replies.
  5. Guest

    anyone living in Robina?

    Hey, im 18 and moving down to Varsity Lakes, Robina the begining of March and looking for people around my age to get to know and meet up once i move I also have a brother whos 15 if theres anyone his age who would like to meet up with him denni xx
  6. Hi All Anyone fancy going to the NRL All Stars V Indigenous All Stars Saturday 12th February 6:45pm Skilled Park, Robina? Tickets start at $30 if you fancy going drop me a private message
  7. Thinking of moving there with my three children, 18,15 and 8 myself and my husband. Can anyone tell me what the area is like and the schools? x
  8. FREE ENTRY (Robina): Qld Flood Appeal [Gold Coast United vs Newcastle] In support of the Premier's Flood Appeal for Qld, Gold Coast United are opening the gates FREE ENTRY for tonights game [sat 22nd Jan 2011] against Newcastle Jets (Skilled Park at Robina). Kick Off is at 8.15pm. If you fancy a drink beforehand come along to RQ's in Robina (Free bus transfer to and from the game) - I will have "Pompey74" on the back of my shirt; come and say hi! Details on the website: Gold Coast United ** | Official Website of the Gold Coast United Football Club Tickets at: Ticketek Australia Please "purchase" online (or at any ticketek outlet; ie. the Titans store in Robina shopping centre) before the game; queues expected to be substantial at the ground. Seats are going fast. There will be people collecting toys for kids affected by the disaster and raffle tickets being sold outside the ground. 100% of proceeds will be going to the flood appeal; all prizes were donated. Hope to see you there >>> :biggrin:
  9. In support of the Premier's Flood Appeal for Qld, Gold Coast United are opening the gates FREE ENTRY for tonights game [sat 22nd Jan 2011] against Newcastle Jets (Skilled Park at Robina). Kick Off is at 8.15pm. If you fancy a drink beforehand come along to RQ's in Robina (Free bus transfer to and from the game) - I will have "Pompey74" on the back of my shirt; come and say hi! Details on the website: Gold Coast United ** | Official Website of the Gold Coast United Football Club Tickets at: Ticketek Australia Please "purchase" online (or at any ticketek outlet; ie. the Titans store in Robina shopping centre) before the game; queues expected to be substantial at the ground. Seats are going fast. There will be people collecting toys for kids affected by the disaster and raffle tickets being sold outside the ground. 100% of proceeds will be going to the flood appeal; all prizes were donated. Hope to see you there >>> :biggrin:
  10. My name is Elliot, im 15 and moving to Varsity Lakes the begining of March. I'll most probably be going to Varsity Lakes High School and hoping to meet people before i go so anyone around my age would like to meet up then just message me or add me on facebook... elliot payne
  11. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the game on Sun at Skilled Park (Robina - Gold Coast) is FREE ENTRY. :swoon:There are currently 20,000 people going (Tickets already allocated), only 7,000 seats left. Please get your tickets online at: LINK: Ticketek Australia ($1 admin fee per order [not per ticket]) You can also pick up tickets on the day at the stadium, but I would do that at 2.30pm if that is your plan; those queues can be nasty. PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE STADIUM IS FREE ALSO! :biggrin: http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/services-and-timetables/event-transport/details/332 Details below: PLEASE SUPPORT A-LEAGUE FOOTBALL ON THE GOLD COAST BY ATTENDING - The atmosphere will be electric! :hug:
  12. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the game on Sun at Skilled Park (Robina - Gold Coast) is FREE ENTRY. :swoon:There are currently 20,000 people going (Tickets already allocated), only 7,000 seats left. Please get your tickets online at: Ticketek Australia ($1 admin fee per order [not per ticket]) You can also pick up tickets on the day at the stadium, but I would do that at 2.30pm if that is your plan; those queues can be nasty. PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE STADIUM IS FREE ALSO! :biggrin: Details below: PLEASE SUPPORT A-LEAGUE FOOTBALL ON THE GOLD COAST BY ATTENDING - The atmosphere will be electric! :hug:
  13. Guest

    Robina

    Hi There, after six months of trawling suburb by suburb and school by school annual reports, I think I have finally decided that Robina would be the place to settle. I am hoping to enrol my son into Robina State School, which by the report looks very impressive. If anyone could possibly give me any advice on what Robina is like to live in, and have or know of anyone at the state school, that would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Anthea
  14. lisa maughan

    Robina High or Varsity College - Help!

    Has anyone got any info on either Robina High School or Varsity College. I just cannot seem to get an opinion on them. I am looking to move to Robina and send my kids to one of these schools - the annual reports look ok - but at the end of the day - its always down to local knowledge! It may look the best on paper! ANy info/pointers would be really helpful. (even the local police wouldnt comment on them - "freedom of information" etc. WHat happened to supplying community information? Hope someone can help.
  15. Guest

    Schools robina

    :mad: HI DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON ROBINA HIGH SCOOL OR VARSITY COLLEGE? WHICH SCHOOL WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? ALSO WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE AREAS OF ROBINA,VARSITY AND MERMAID WATERS ( OR ANYWHERE SURROUNDING THAT COMES RECOMMENDED ) WOULD YOU LIVE IN BURLEIGH OR IS IT TOO TOURISTY? WE ARE A FAMILY OF FIVE. TWO DAUGHTERS 16 AND 13 AND A LITTLE BOY AGE 4! THANKYOU ANYONE PRIOR TO YOUR REPLIES!
  16. Guest

    Pacific Pines or Robina

    Hi, Just wondered if anyone can help? Although i am sure this question and many like it have been asked a trillion times before! We are have been looking at the Pacific Pines area of the Gold Coast and after researching as much as is possible (without actually visiting!) this is where we had decided to head. I thought our minds were made up! However I have since been reading lots of good things people have wrote about Robina and it has now left me confused. Which areas do people consider best? We would like somewhere that has a community feel, not too far from the beach. Our children are age sixteen, thirteen and four. So obviously a place that they will settle and make friends easily will make us happy :smile: Any replies will be sooooo appreciated, Jane
  17. Guest

    Moved to Robina

    Hiya Ive just moved from Reading south of england :unsure:to Robina wiv my family, Im 15 and looking to make some mates, Im really worried about starting school , im goin 2 look around robina state school as fink ill probly go there, Drop me an email if you are from around there as would like to hear from u Kelly :laugh:
  18. We have finally emigrated to oz. We looked around Brisbane first and we are now in Melbourne. We have decided as a family we preferred the Brisbane area and we are interested in living in one of three areas but want to hear some more information from people who live there to get a more of a clear picture as picking where to live is a draining task.:arghh: We r a family of five, Our kids are 22 , 15 and 7. So when picking where to live and finding all the things we want is a hard task. My Husband is a mechanical engineer however he is having trouble getting work here, so we have decided to settle and then get jobs after , i will get a full time job for the meantime to pay the bills. So the areas we like are:- Robina this is the girls Favorite as its on the gold coast , near the beach, Great houses and good shopping area. The girls can see themselves having more of a social life there and we want to keep them happy as keeps us happy. :notworthy: Second, Pelican Waters; My Husband and i love it because it's near the beach and amenities, it's set back from the tourist area but however there is not many jobs there. Then theres North lakes which is a great location for everything and has features we like. We all like these area's but we now need to find good schools, know about good transport links, crime in these areas and really which area has the best lifestyle. Any help and advice will be great as this is such a hard decision. Thanks Jane
  19. Celtes

    Robina

    My husband and I are thinking of renting an apartment in central Robina - has anyone got any information on the area?
  20. Guest

    robina - good or bad

    hi we are living in northern brisbane and are sooooo bored, we arethinking of moving down to gold coast, looking at robina/varisty does anyone know what they are like? have two kids 3 and 7 and need a bit of life around me! all opinions welcome kay
  21. NEARLY EVERYTHING 6 MONTHS OLD OR LESS Hi there, if you are interested in anything then send us your email and we can send you a word doc with all the pics of the stuff on it, as it was too big to upload on here. 3 Seater Sofa $350 Marks and Spencer - good con, sage colour, near new, never really used 2 Seater Sofa $300 Marks and Spencer - excellent con,-sage colour, near new, never really used Large Sofa, Good Condition $900 (this is $1500 new) – with chaise lounge attached, toffee colour Ikea malm Bedside drawer, oak veneer - 2 of these $75 each, only had for a few months Samsung 40 inch LCD TV - $1600 TV unit - $50 Office Chair Leather $60 another smaller Office Chair $15 Mattress – memory foam, UK double, near new, no use as in guest bedroom ($300) Revamped Bed Base ($80) New LG 7.5 kg Front Load Washing Machine $400 Large open shelving, black Wall Unit/ TV entertainment unit Ikea $200 George Foreman Grill - 5 mths old $45 Ikea wooden seated bar Stool $25 2 Black/ brown side Tables - Ikea White larger coffee table (new) ikea $40 Yamaha model (PSR E403) Keyboard new $350 2 Ikea arm chairs $75 each – faux suede effect The car is a hyundai accent 2004, 100,000 kms, rego for 6mth, still under factory warrantry, silver, 5 door. manual and want around $10,000 ono aud. Whirlpool Fridge and freezer energy rating 4 out of 6 (new) $700 Office lamp $5 Small step ladders $10 Small Tv $100 Fans x 2 $7 each Pillows (new) $2 each (4 of) Strimmer (new) $20 Hoover $30 Tv cabinet (black) $60 Dvd player $50 Microwave new (Sanyo) $60 Toaster/kettle $20 Oven Dishes (2 of) $10 Foldable camping chairs 2 of $10 each Glasses $1each Crockery $1 per item Wicker Basket (dark brown) large $15 Wicker Baskets (dark brown) medium $8 Wicker Baskets(dark brown) small $5 Cheese Toastie Maker $5
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