Community

Reedy Creek

Reedy Creek is a southern Gold Coast suburb located on the western side of the M1 Motorway. Close to Mudgeeraba and Burleigh, the developing suburb is one of the closest acreage suburbs to the beach. The suburbs location close to shopping centres, beaches and other Gold Coast attractions has seen it grow steadily in popularity.

In the early 1980s Reedy Creek’s undulating hills lay between the developing Burleigh Waters and the inland town of Mudgeeraba. Its empty acreages provided relatively cheap land where new private schools could be established. They included Kings Christian College, Hillcrest Christian College and a Seventh Day Adventist primary school. The last two are near the former railway stopping place (Reedy Creek Road/Pacific Highway) where there are local shops.

During the early 2000s an estate was laid out south-east of the shops, most allotments being larger than the usual residential block. Elsewhere houses are on large sites, usually on a hill with views to the coast and hinterland. There is considerable emphasis on preserving bushland and providing ridge-top trails.

The rural feel of the suburb is a welcome change of pace from the rest of the city. The Observatory is a 300ha residential development in the area, with views from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise with more than 40 per cent dedicated to open space.

Reedy Creek is a good area for those looking to purchase land and acreage. Some land has coastal views and a bushland setting.

The census populations of Reedy Creek have been:

CENSUS DATE             POPULATION
2006                               4667
2011                               5712