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Carrara

Carrara, located on the southern bank of the Nerang River, is a central suburb of the Gold Coast located only eight kilometres from Surfers Paradise. The suburb’s central location as well as the proximity to the M1 Motorway and Gold Coast attractions has made it popular among home buyers and demand in the area has increased accordingly. The area is a golfer’s paradise with a number of golf courses in the suburb as well as many others in easy reach.

Residential

Carrara is made up of a range of dwellings including houses, units and other developments however most people live in separate dwellings. Land is still available in Boonooroo Park, a leafy area of Carrara characterised by larger blocks of land in a bushland setting.

Shopping

Carrara Markets, located on Nerang-Broadbeach Road, is a Gold Coast institution and attracts crowds of up to 25,000 every weekend. The markets are the largest on the Gold Coast and offer a mix of stalls where anything from fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and tools can be found. Carrara Markets run a subsidised bus service on Saturday and Sunday that runs from the top of Surfers Paradise, via Pacific Fair Shopping Centre to the markets, and back again for the low fee of $1. Pacific Fair, the Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre is also within easy reach of Carrara and is home to large department stores such as Myer, Target and K-Mart as well as a number of specialty stores. Robina Town Centre is also only a short drive away.

Schools

Primary Schools: Merrimac Primary School. High Schools: Merrimac High School. Private: All Saints Anglican School (preparatory-year 12), Emmanuel College (preparatory-year12), St Michael’s College (years 8-12).

Queensland education phone directory.

Retirement

Earle Haven Retirement Village is located nearby in Nerang.

Medical

Carrara Medical Practice, Coco’s Food Fair, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara

Gold Coast after-hours bulk bill “House Call” doctors

Transport

Both Robina and Nerang train stations are approximately a 10 minute drive from Carrara. Surfside Buslines run services through Carrara to Nerang station and Pacific Fair. Check timetables for more details.

Gold Coast bus, train and transport planners

Recreation

Carrara is a golfer’s paradise with major golf courses in the area as well as many others within easy reach. The area is home to Emerald Lakes, a residential, commercial and recreational centre that offers one of the Gold Coast’s premier golf courses. Across the road is Carrara Stadium, an 18,000 seat facility that has been host to a number of AFL and NRL games. It also has a four court indoor stadium, function rooms, training fields and an equestrian and special events area.

Golf

Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Palm Meadows Golf Course, Lakelands, Carrara Gardens Golf Club and Royal Pines Golf Course are all in the area.