Gold Coast Suburb Profile - Miami

Known for its beautiful beach and laidback lifestyle, Miami is a beachside suburb close to the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast while not getting too caught up in it. A perfect spot for tourists the area has a range of motels and holiday apartments for visitors of all budgets and expectations.

Close to the highway, sitting next to Mermaid Beach and with Burleigh Golf Course and Pizzy Park in their back yard residents are by no means limited in what recreational activities they wish to pursue.

There is a diverse range of homes in Miami, starting with small beach front units and fibro cottages, going all the way up to large luxurious homes. Have a visit of Miami Beach and enjoy a meal at the Surf Life Saving Club or take a tour of some of the history Miami has to offer.

Miami Retirement

Miami Retirement Village

  • The village has 134 units spread over 8ha ensuring you plenty of space and comfort. 
  • Full facilities are available based on the level of care necessary for you.
  • Address: 170 Bardon Ave, Miami
  • Phone: 07 5535 3327

Miami Schools & Education

State Primary Schools

  • Miami State School

State High Schools

  • Miami State High School

Sporting Facilities in Miami

Miami Aquatic Centre
Boasting two heated Olympic 50 metre pools, an indoor training pool and children’s play area, Miami also has disabled pool access.
: 80 Pacific Ave, Miami
: 1300 775 752

Miami Tennis Club
The Miami Tennis Club has 10 synthetic grass courts, two air conditioned clubhouses with shower and barbecue facilities and a Pro Shop for all your tennis supply needs.
: Pizzey Park, Mermaid Waters
: 07 5572 2133

Pizzey Park
Pizzy Park offers a range of facilities including rugby league, union, tennis, swimming, netball, gymnastics and an athletics track. There is also a skate park and dog exercise facility.
: 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami

Golf Courses in Miami

Burleigh Golf Club
Rated in the top 50 golf courses in Australia, the championship course offers first class golfing to private members of all standards.
: Cnr Albion and Bardon Ave, Miami
: 07 5572 8266

Miami Shopping Districts

  • Miami One Shopping Centre
  • Miami Shopping Village

Medical Facilities

  • Miami 7 Day Medical Clinic
  • Miami Village Medical Centre
  • Miami Family Medical Centre
  • Miami Medical Practice


Originally named after the Miami Hotel in 1925, the area was used as a large military camp in World War II. Miami experienced substantial building growth in the 1960s which was also when the district’s State High School was opened, attended by Anna Bligh who would later become Queensland’s Premier in 2007.

In 1962 a chairlift was opened that would take visitors up to a cafeteria on North Nobby Hill. Eventually a Magic Castle was built there and in 1983 the site was developed as the Magic Mountain theme park, complete with theatre, playground and even ‘thrill rides’. It was a vibrant tourist attraction for a number of years until it was replaced by holiday apartments that still go by the name ‘Magic Mountain Resort’.