Southport on the Gold Coast is a good place to look for an investment property.
The light rail system is now servicing through Southport and will be extended to connect to Helensvale.
The new Broadwater Parklands upgrade offers some nice areas of greenery boardering on the beautiful broadwater.
Griffith University and the new Gold Coast Hospital are quite close.
Davenport St has now become a Chinatown.
Traffic Issues on the Gold Coast
Southport can be totally clogged on the main arteries especially on weekends however the minor Southport streets are surprisingly easy to get around and even useful for bypassing traffic jams.
The Ferry Road Markets are a very popular local haunt with some high quality food items.
Stay in the area to be sure
If you are considering investing in a property it may pay to stay at least one night very close to the property you are considering. This way you can check the noise levels and neighbourhood to ensure your house/unit is livable.