- For other uses of the term see Miami (disambiguation)
Gold Coast, Queensland
Nobby Beach at Miami, looking north towards Surfers Paradise
|Area||3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City (Division 12)|
Miami is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Miami is located along the Gold Coast Highway, 7 km south of Surfers Paradise and 17 km north of the Queensland / New South Wales border at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. It is part of the Gold Coast City local government area.
The history of Miami can be dated back to the early 1920s when prospective investors were looking over plans for a new real estate development called ‘Miami Shore’ at North Burleigh. The investors built their wooden or fibro bungalows on estates such as this, or rented their cottages to holiday makers. They could also stay in the Hotel Miami which opened in 1925 by E. H. Berry. After the Great Depression, the community developed with construction of tennis courts and the Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. The Miami State High School opened in 1963.
Miami is a predominantly residential suburb with a population profile older than the state average. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,364. Its commercial activity is mainly confined to the Gold Coast Highway and there is some light industry around Christine Avenue. It has an average salary of A$32,700 and 7.2% unemployment. (2003 ABS statistics).
|Age||Suburb of Miami||Queensland Average|
|Up to 14 years||13.6%||20.8%|
|15 to 44 years||45.6%||43.4%|
|45 to 64 years||24.8%||24.0%|
|65 years plus||16.0%||11.9%|
The Gold Coast Highway runs north to south through Miami, with Christine Avenue and Pacific Avenue connecting to the west. The nearest train station is located at Robina, approximately 6 km west of Miami.
The Gold Coast Airport is approximately 13 km south of Miami.
Miami has frequent local bus services to the north and south via the local bus network, Surfside Buslines. This includes the all night route 700 that runs between Tweed Heads and Southport. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle also operates in Miami.
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club