The size of Varsity Lakes is approximately 4 square kilometres. It has 1 park covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Varsity Lakes in 2001 was 4,951 people. By 2006 the population was 11,786 showing a population growth of 138% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Varsity Lakes is 20-29 years.
Households in Varsity Lakes are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800 – $1000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Varsity Lakes work in a non-specific occupation. In 2001, 44.7% of the homes in Varsity Lakes were owner-occupied compared with 51.9% in 2006. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $401,250.
The Varsity Lakes community is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular places to live and do business with its growing housing estates and business precinct. Adjacent to Bond University, the suburb is only minutes from the giant Robina Town Centre and North Burleigh Beach. The suburb surrounds an 80ha lake and many of the dwellings are relatively new. Gold Coast Airport is less than 25 minute journey away.
The central location, easy access and high quality waterfront residential precincts in the area have attracted large groups of people. Family homes are available, many with water views. Land and business space are also still available in the area.
Market Square is a convenience and retail centre that caters to locals with everything needed for everyday living. Robina Town Centre is a short drive and features 220 stores including Coles, Woolworths, David Jones, Kmart and Target as well as a cinema. Q Super Centre in Mermaid Waters is a five minute drive and has Bi-Lo Mega Fresh and Action supermarkets as well as some other retailers.
Primary: Varsity College, Caningeraba, Robina, Merrimac. Secondary: Varsity College, Robina, Merrimac. Colleges: St Michael’s, All Saint’s Anglican, Kings Christian, Somerset, St Vincent’s (Catholic). Tertiary: Bond University
Robina Retirement Estate offers one and two bedroom units and has a full range of facilities including clubhouse, lounge, bar, library, games room, gym and much more.
Varsity Lakes Family Practice, 128 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Varsity Medical Centre, Market Square 201 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes St Vincent’s Hospital, numerous medical facilities in the area.
Robina train station is close by and links to the northern Gold Coast and Brisbane. Local buses service the area. The M1 Motorway is also easily accessible from here.
Varsity Lakes Tavern is a popular spot for those looking for a bit of nightlife in the area. It has two stylish bars and also serves food. There are numerous cafes and restaurants in the area. There is also the CBD Tavern. Nearby, Robina has many other entertainment options. If you are into the outdoors there are plenty of walking trails and lakes to explore.