Burleigh Heads is recognised as an excellent location for beach and nature activities, and as such has enforced its reputation among home owners who are interested in these pastimes.
Like its sister suburb, Burleigh Waters, Burleigh Heads has a wide variety of property, including older houses, new and renovated houses, and an increasing number of high-rise and mid-rise apartment complexes. Waterfront views are found throughout the area, particularly in apartment complexes and from prestige areas on the hill above the heads. This area is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination and is attracting younger and more metropolitan clientele.
The suburb offers residents and holiday-makers the conveniences of city living in a relaxed environment. Locals have access to all the attractions of the tourist strip, plus the Burleigh Koala Park, Burleigh Heads National Park, Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club and sports complex and an Aussie Rules Football Club. Retail facilities can be found in the Burleigh Town Marketplace and at two of the Coast’s largest shopping centres, Robina Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair, which are only minutes away.
In addition, Burleigh has a large inland lake that offers excellent fishing and the opportunity to take part in a range of water sports including kayaking and water skiing. Burleigh Heads National Park and Tallebudgera Creek are located at the south end of the beach, and has a walking circuit with abundant wildlife. There are also a range of sporting clubs including two surf lifesaving clubs, the Burleigh Bear Rugby League Club and the Burleigh Boomers AFL Club. The growing number of families in the area is well catered for with both private and public schools, including the Marymount Catholic College, Caningeraba Primary School and Burleigh Heads Primary School.