The northern Gold Coast’s Hope Island is home to the upmarket Sanctuary Cove and Santa Barbara developments, which have grown in prestige and value over the past 20 years. With a raft of well-planned community facilities, it is easy to see why.
The continual development of Hope Island and surrounding areas, conveniently located in the growth corridor between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, has seen the area grow steadily over recent years. The Hope Island area area is a very popular part of the Gold Coast, with its close proximity to all amenities and it attracts a range of buyers. Families are well catered for, with plenty of community facilities and services, located close to 10 schools with shopping centres and theme parks and the Pacific Motorway only minutes away. However, the main buyer demographic is retired or semi-retired couples with interests in boating and golf.
There are many golf courses in the district, including Hope Island Resort, the Pines Private and the Palms Golf Courses. The majority of home ownership on Hope Island is group titled offering a wide range of new prestigious and well-secured developments with both dry and wet blocks designed to provide a safe environment for families. For buyers looking for something more exclusive, the Hope Island Resort offers a world-class golf course and million-dollar homes.
Developed in the 1980s, Sanctuary Cove has grown to consist of two excellent golf courses, Marine Village shopping centre, which has more than 75 shops ranging from gift shops to restaurants, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, numerous cafes and bars, and lots of very expensive housing options. Access in and out of Hope Island is possible by car or by boat – via Sanctuary Cove’s marina located on a natural waterway on the Coomera River, which flows to the Southport Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean. The Brisbane and Gold Coast airports are both within 50 minutes’ drive.
Sanctuary Cove’s village community includes new harbour front dining precinct, a country club facility, recreation club and community sports ground. The beauty of the area, deep-water mooring facilities, luxury housing developments and access in and out of the neighbouring Coomera River area, all contribute to help make Hope Island one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious suburbs.