Offering both beachfront and outdoor living, Miami centres on leisure
facilities such as golf courses, walking parks and sporting clubs with
swimming pools, tennis courts, and activity and little athletics centres
frequented every weekend by the local residents and their children.
Its peaceful and relaxing beachfront is patrolled by two surf clubs,
Nobby Beach SLSC and Miami SLSC and extends from Nobby's Magic Mountain
through to North Burleigh. Three parks cover over a quarter of the
Miami consists of established older style apartments and expensive homes
situated along the beachside. Older beach houses on smaller lots can be
found on the other side of the Gold Coast Highway.
Several retail properties run the length of the Gold Coast Highway,
mixed in with the old motels that are slowly being renovated or torn
down to be replaced by stylish and more modern holiday apartments.
In the 1960s, holiday crowds would stay in nearby motels and visit Magic
Mountain Entertainment Park, riding the hill by the main attraction,
"the chair-lift". Today the Mountain is no longer a theme park but home
to holiday-let apartments with sweeping views of Nobby Beach to the
north and the south.
At the base of the mountain, retail shops and restaurants are abundant.
Just a short walk around the south side is the Miami High School, the
Miami Tavern and nearby Caravan Park, which attracts travellers,
fisherman and sporting enthusiasts all year round.
The small Nobby Beach shopping village has grown in recent times
welcoming an overdue 'facelift' to the area. New and trendy neighbours
have moved in to sell fresh fruit drinks and set up coffee shops and
Complete with barbecue and picnic areas, Miami and Nobby Beach are
situated on one of the more popular coastal strips of the Gold Coast.
Every morning walkers and cyclists can be seen using the walking track
that follows the beach and winds up along a steep trail to a cliff top
lookout that divides the two suburbs, offering breathtaking views up and
down the coast.
There are plenty of attractions around Miami, particularly west of the
highway, including Pizzey Park that has a pathway that weaves through
pine trees and around a lake.
The Miami Olympic Pool is another landmark that has been a training
centre for the likes of Grant Hackett, Gian Rooney and Ky Hurst, and
there is also the local Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club, on Bob Singh
Oval nearby, that has been welcoming football players and guests for
more than 60 years. The Club has recently been renovated to keep up with
the influx of rugby leagues enthusiasts.
The ongoing revitalisation of this suburb by developers, council and
local business has contributed to rising property values in the area.
Recently Miami has been seeing a lot of new developments and investor
interests, as well as owner-occupiers remaining at home to renovate and
add built-ons and extensions to existing homes.
Community development has also been of recent focus, with two community
halls available for hire within the suburb. Rugby league is the
predominant sport of the region, with the local team, the Burleigh
Bears, supplemented by one of the largest junior playing clubs in the
state. Miami's education facilities include the Miami Primary School and
Miami State High School.