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Burleigh Heads Suburb Profile

The Burleigh Heads suburb profile is known as one of Gold Coast’s hidden treasures. This suburb, located in Queensland, was named by Surveyor J. Warner in 1840, after the shape of the headland.

Burleigh Heads offers dreamy views over the skyline of the northern Gold Coast. It is known for offering a laid-back lifestyle that promotes health and tranquillity. Both locals and tourists alike flock to this town’s trendsetting eateries and impressive boutiques, which are on the rise thanks to independent businesses that are banking on this town’s potential.

As with most towns located on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is perfect for ocean enthusiasts. It offers favourable surf conditions, patrolled swimming beaches and a bustling foreshore.


Burleigh Heads Lifestyle

Burleigh Heads Property Market

The Burleigh Heads suburb profile is enveloped in lush greenery and advocates an outdoorsy lifestyle, with plenty of sights to see and lots of activities for both young and old. Burleigh Heads Beach is a surfer’s dream and is bordered by Justin’s Park, which offers generous picnic and barbeque facilities, sunbathing hotspots, markets and pathways that lead to nearby Miami Beach.

Burleigh Heads is also peppered with plenty of popular coffee spots, which makes this town a coffee addict’s dream destination! If you are an early riser, you can stop for some delicious coffee and go for your morning run in the Burleigh Heads National Park.

The town is also home to some native wildlife. The David Fleay Wildlife Park offers close-up experiences with platypuses, crocodiles, wallabies and more. You can even swing by for a live show or to witness a feeding.

However, if wild animals aren’t your cup of tea, you can visit the Burleigh Brewing Co., a hand-crafted brewery that boasts full-bodied beers in a myriad of flavours.

Although this town has become a well-known vacation hub, plenty of locals have settled here to enjoy a quiet yet adventurous life, away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Burleigh Heads Geolocation Factors

The north-eastern part of Burleigh Heads consists of a narrow coastal area that blends with the north-east side of the town by the Coral Sea. The south-western part of town extends inland along Tallebudgera Creek.

Travelling is easy thanks to the Gold Coast Highway that stretches along the eastern side of town. Furthermore, the highway connects Burleigh Heads with all of the Gold Coast coastal towns. If you wish to travel a bit further, the nearest airport, the Gold Coast Airport, is only 10 km from Burleigh Heads.

When it comes to schooling, you will have plenty of options to choose from. The government schools include Burleigh Heads State School, Caningeraba State School, and Palm Beach State School. The private school options are Marymount Primary School and Marymount College.

Burleigh Heads Property Market

Burleigh Heads, 4220 – *Real Estate Statistics

Burleigh Heads Property Market

The following data from the 2021 Census gives an overview of the median sale price for houses and units in Burleigh Heads.


  • Median sale price in the area: $1.3m
  • Median price change (1yr): -3.87%
  • Median rent: $1000pw
  • Median gross yield: 4.0%


  • Median sale price in the area: $944k
  • Median price change (1yr): 11.72%
  • Median rent: $750pw
  • Median gross yield: 4.1%

*Data Disclaimer: At Savvy Fox we update the data found on these posts regularly, however we understand the real estate industry is dynamic.  Therefore, it’s subject to change. Use these figures as a general guide only. We will happily discuss the latest changes to the local property market on your FREE 30-minute strategy call.

Burleigh Heads Demographics

According to the 2021 census, Burleigh Heads population was 10,572. In comparison, the population in 2016 was 10,063, indicating a growth of around 5%.

Approximately 33.5% of Burleigh Heads’ occupants live in rental accommodation. The median listing price for houses in this area is $1.4m. When it comes to the type of households in Burleigh Heads, it consists of mostly childless couples who are likely spending $1800 – $2399 per month on mortgage repayments.


Schools in Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads State School
Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads QLD, 4220
Government | Primary | Coed | Non-Denominational

Caningeraba State School
Whistler Drive, Burleigh Waters QLD, 4220
Government | Primary | Coed | Non-Denominational

Marymount College (Burleigh Waters)
Cnr Reedy Creek Rd & Bermuda Street, Burleigh Waters QLD, 4220
Catholic | Secondary | Coed | Catholic

Marymount Primary School (Burleigh Heads)
Cnr Reedy Creek Road & Bermuda Street, Burleigh Waters QLD, 4220
Catholic | Primary | Coed | Catholic

More Schools

For a wider range of schools in neighbouring suburbs, see our articles of interest ‘Best Primary Schools On The Gold Coast’ and ‘Best High Schools On The Gold Coast

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Buyers Advocate Burleigh Heads

If you love nature and if living surrounded by lush greenery and lots of coffee shops sounds like heaven to you, then a new adventure awaits at Burleigh Heads! But don’t get too bogged down with all the details, because that is where Savvy Fox comes in.

Navigating Burleigh Heads real estate may seem tricky, which is why Savvy Fox is here to find your dream property. No need to look for another Burleigh Heads buyers agent when you have access to experienced real estate professionals just a phone call away. So why wait? Contact Savvy Fox today!

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Jacqueline Dwyer
Jacqueline is a respected and award-winning Real Estate Buyers Agent, Registered Property Valuer and Auctioneer. She heads up Savvy Fox property group a team of property professionals who work exclusively for you, the buyer.

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