Robina Suburb Profile
Are you looking to buy property in Robina but find yourself lost on whether or not the area is right for you, your family, and your financial portfolio? Then you’re in luck.
With this comprehensive overview of the Robina suburb profile and the Robina property market, you’ll get a feel for the local lifestyle and the neighbourhood. We’ll also discuss the demographics, homeowners statistics, and weather and schooling this gem offers.
With the help of Savvy Fox and this Robina property market report, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about your journey as a homeowner.
Robina is a suburb of the greater Gold Coast community, it is generally considered a ‘city within a suburb’ due to its self-containment with its own huge shopping centre, hospital, education facilities and its own unique community.
Historically, the Robina suburb profile was a farming community and named after a farming family in the early 1900s. The area was developed into a commercial and residential zone in the 1980s and 90s.
Robina is now a large, thriving, and well-developed suburb and because of its wide range of amenities, activities, and facilities, it draws many people to its heart and adds to the diversity and community structures within its borders.
The Robina Lifestyle
Robina, the city within a suburb, caters for everyone. Let’s find out more about some of the things you will find in this modern, well-structured pocket of the Gold Coast.
If you’re a fan of shopping, Robina Town Centre has it all. With over 350 shops from luxury brands to budget, you’ll find it here. The centre also offers a diverse range of cuisine to satisfy all dining preferences and some great entertainment options for cinemas and kids’ activities. The Town Centre Parklands is a popular place for families with a playground, picnic areas and a lake.
For sports lovers, Robina is close to heaven. Robina (CBus) Stadium is home to the Gold Coast Titans (rugby league). The stadium is also used for concerts and other big events during the year. The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre is also located in Robina, a major venue for indoor sports and events. Golfers, you’re spoilt for choice here – Robina is home to Robina Woods Golf Course (designed by Graham Marsh) and the Glades Golf Club (designed by Greg Norman).
For the younger sports people, the Robina Skate Park features a range of ramps and obstacles for all levels. And for your visitors and kids’ holidays, Robina is a short distance from the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks – Movie World, Dream World, Wet n Wild etc.
What about the Arts? Robina covers this too. There are several galleries and studios in Robina showing the art of local and national artists – two must see galleries in Robina are The Art Gallery at Robina (Town Centre) and the Studio Gallery featuring local artist Peter J Hill. These galleries offer some fantastic artworks and support our local artists. If you are an art lover, there are several other well-known galleries just outside of Robina, so add them to your art adventures too.
Parks and green spaces are in abundance in Robina, so you’ll never have to go too far to find a picturesque picnic spot or a safe and scenic route for a walk or bike ride. Check out the Robina Common, Lake Orr and Robina Town Centre Parklands in the heart of Robina.
And of course, you can’t forget about the beach! Robina is just a short drive from the pristine Gold Coast beaches – Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach? If you’re in the mood for some sun, surf, and sand, you’re in luck.
But for those who still can’t fill their calendars, there are several local community forums and social media groups to connect with and share information.
Robina Geolocation Factors
This quick overview of the geolocation factors of Robina will help you determine whether it’s the right place for you.
Nearest Cities & Other Major Regions
Robina is located inland from the Gold Coast coastline and is surrounded by the suburbs of Varsity Lakes to the south, Merrimac to the north and Mudgeeraba to the west.
The city is approximately 80 kilometres from Brisbane (the capital of Queensland) and 21 kilometres from the Gold Coast Airport, a 20–25-minute drive on the M1, depending on traffic conditions.
There are several public transport options including buses and trains. The Robina Station provides services to Brisbane, the Brisbane Airport, and other areas on the Gold Coast. As well, the two major roads are the Gold Coast Highway, which hugs the coast, and the Pacific Motorway (M1) the major highway connecting Queensland and NSW.
Robina Hospital is a major healthcare facility for the area, providing a wide range of services to the community. The hospital has a 24-hour emergency department with several specialist clinics and services on the site.
Geographically, Robina is on average 25-65 metres above sea level with low rolling hills and valleys and creeks running through the area. Nature reserves are plentiful in and around Robina which makes for an ideal location for an outdoors lifestyle.The suburb has a few community gardens, providing space for residents to grow their own produce. And perhaps even sell some at the weekly Farmers’ Market!
The Robina Property Market
Robina, 4226 – *Real Estate Statistics
Robina is a mix of residential (houses, apartments, and townhouses) and commercial properties (office buildings, warehouses etc).
The following statistics are from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Census and Property Values.
- The median sale price for a house in Robina is $1.1m
- The median price change (1 year) in Robina is 21.55%
- The median weekly rent for a house is Robina is $850pw.
- The median gross yield in Robina is 4%.
Units | Apartments
- The median sale price for a unit in Robina is $675k.
- The median price change (1 year) in Robina is 25%
- The median weekly rent for a unit is Robina is $680pw.
- The median gross yield in Robina is 5.2%.
*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.
The suburb of Robina is approximately 15.3km2, with 120 parks occupying around 8.7% of the total area.
Total population as at the 2021 census was 25,659, an increase of around 10% from the 2016 census with 23,090 people.
The predominant age group is 20–29 years, primarily couples with children. Generally, residents have a professional occupation.
As at the 2021 census approximately 67% of homes are owned outright or with a mortgage with 33% of homes rented. The average mortgage repayment is between $1,800–$2,500pm.
Overall, Robina is a relatively diverse and well-educated community, with a strong employment rate and a relatively even age distribution.
Weather In Robina
Robina has a humid subtropical climate, with warm summers and mild winters. The summer months (December-February) are the hottest, with average temperatures ranging from 20-28°C (68-82°F), while the winter months (June-August) are the coolest, with average temperatures ranging from 10-21°C (50-70°F). The suburb receives an average annual rainfall of around 1,300 mm (51 inches), with most of the rainfall occurring between December and March. Overall, Robina has a relatively mild climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.
Schools In Robina
Robina is home to several schools plus a university within the suburb and it is within the catchment zone of a host of other schools in immediate neighbouring suburbs. With education, you are spoilt for choice in Robina.
Robina State School – 802 students. A heritage listed school established in 1887, educating children from prep to grade 6.
Robina State High School – 1412 students. A large oublic school that offers a range of academic and vocational programs for students in grades 7–12.
Bond University – 2900 undergraduates. A prestigious private university that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a range of fields including business, law, health sciences and more.
Australian Industry Trade College – 332 students. Australian Industry Trade College is an independent, senior school for Young People located in Robina, Cleveland and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia
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Buyer's Advocate In Robina
Robina is one of the larger, thriving suburbs on the Gold Coast. In one word, you could describe Robina as ‘VIBRANT’. And rest assured, if there should be anything you can’t find in Robina, you won’t have far to go to find it. With this comprehensive property market overview, you can make smart decisions about your home investments.
If you’re ready to settle down in Robina, contact Savvy Fox today. With over two decades of buyers and property experience, we’ve got the know-how to find you the best home and the best deal.