Gold Coast, Queensland
|Population||8,436 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City|
Parkwood is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Southport. At the 2011 Census, Parkwood had a population of 8,436. The major industry is retail trade, but the majority of resident workers are technicians and trades workers.
Parkwood is in close proximity to Arundel State School, a number of high schools, private schools, a Griffith University campus and the Gold Coast University Hospital. There are several shopping centres within 3–5 km, and numerous retail and small industrial areas in Molendinar, Labrador, and Southport. Parkwood is 3–5 km from Southport public pool and the Broadwater which feeds into the ocean. Beaches are located within 3–8 km and include Main Beach and Surfers Paradise beach.
Parkwood is in close proximity to a number of golf courses all within 0.5– 10 km. Traveling north, Parkwood is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Helensvale Railway Station and approximately 1 hour drive to Brisbane CBD (and 1 hour by train). The local bus service runs through many parts of Parkwood and all have interconnection with other bus routes and modes of transport.
Parkwood is characterized by leafy, green streets, well-kept gardens and detached homes, the majority of which are owner-occupied or rented. The suburb as a whole was developed in the last 20 years and falls under the Gold Coast City Council Division 6.
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