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Introduction

In this article, we’ll be looking at the designer display village in the Surrounds, Helensvale. It’s the Gold Coast’s largest display village with 20 homes by 7 different builders, so there are plenty of home designs for you to discover. The estate is located next to the Coombabah Lake Conservation Park and is about a 6-10min drive to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, including Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet n Wild.

The Surrounds, Helensvale promotes itself as a picturesque community in the heart of the new Helensvale, with ”outstanding connectivity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast”. Let’s have a look at what they have to offer, and the display homes you can visit. We’ll also have a look at why the Surrounds could be the place for your dream home, and also some reasons why it might not be.

Helensvale Display Home plans, style & design overview

Land packages

While land in Helensvale is currently limited, there will be more lots becoming available in the future. You can register your interest through the Surrounds website.

Here are some details we found to give you an idea of land prices and sizes:

Lot 3213

Size: 357m2

Price: $579, 900

Lot 3214

Size: 424m2

Price: $639,900

Lot 3212

Size: 448m2

Price: $669,900

These are the sort of prices you should expect when future land becomes available. If anything, future land prices will be more expensive due to demand. Size and location will influence the price.

House & land packages

As space is filling up fast in the Surrounds, a lot of the display homes are available to purchase. Porter Davis Homes is currently selling both their display homes, so if you like the look of one of them, it literally could be yours. Metricon Homes are also selling their Balmaine display home for $1,350,000

There are pros and cons to buying a display home. An advantage you’ll have a contemporary home, built with materials and fixtures the builder is willing to show off. The downsides include less chance to customise. Also, the number of people who’ve been through the home will mean some wear and tear.

Neighbourhoods

Like most estates, the Surrounds releases land in batches. Below is a masterplan of the estate

Helensvale display village home builders

The Designer Display Village has 20 homes by 7 different builders.

Brighton Homes

Brighton Homes has two home designs in the display centre. First there is the single storey Aurora 40

Aurora 40

Features include:

  • Double Storey
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Home size: 391m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

Meridian 30

Details:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Home size: 277m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

G.J Gardner Homes

Kingscliffe 350

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2.5 Bathroom
  • Home size: 350m2
  • Lot size: 448m2

Plantation Homes

Plantation Homes has by far the most houses on display in the village with 7 home designs. Please note a few of the homes feature discontinued facades, so be sure to double-check when you visit a display home. You can also take a virtual tour of these houses online. There’s even a Plantation Homes Sales Office on-site at the Surrounds display centre.

Bentley 43 with Ultima Facade

  • Two Storeys
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 3 Bathroom
  • House area: 401.4m2
  • Lot width: 16m+
  • From $386,900

Brighton 37 with Beliar facade

(this facade has been discontinued by Plantation)

  • Two Storeys
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • House area: 350.7 m2
  • Lot Width: 12.5m
  • From $359,900

Carmelle 28

Single Storey Home with open living area, theatre room and butler’s pantry.

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House Area: 264m2
  • Lot Width: 14m
  • From $263,900

Mirage 43

  • Two Storeys
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • House Area: 401.1m2
  • Lot width: 14m
  • From: $337,900

Panama 29 with Palma facade

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House Area: 273.9m2
  • Lot width: 16m
  • From $265,900

Vienna 28 with Flinders facade

(facade has been discontinued)

  • Single Storey
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • House Area: 264.3m2
  • Lot Width: 14m
  • From $247,900

Vermont 41

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2.5 Bathroom
  • Home size 381m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

Porter Davis Homes

Porter Davis Homes has two Helensvale display homes.

Stamford 44 with Hamptons facade

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • House area: 408m2
  • Lot size: 448m2

The Oxford 32 with King Island facade

  • Single Storey
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • House area: 297m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

McCarthy Homes

Aquaris E46

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Home size: 421m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

Metricon Homes

Metricon Homes has two home designs for you to visit.

Balmaine 51 with Stamford facade

  • Two Storey
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • House Area: 496m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

Chelsea 33

  • Single storey
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathroom
  • Home size: 308m2
  • Lot size: 576m2

Delta 28

  • Single Storey
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Home size: 268m2
  • Lot size: 448m2

Metro 31

  • Double-storey
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2.5 Bathroom
  • Home Size: 331m2
  • Lot Size: 439m2

Simonds Homes

Amamoor

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Home size: 323m2
  • Lot size: 448m2

Stafford

  • Single Storey
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Home size: 252m2
  • Lot size: 512m2

Helensvale Display Home location

Sales Centre, Buckler Drive, Helensvale, QLD, 4212 and is open from 10-4pm.

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Is Helensvale village the right area for me?

Helensvale is best suited for those who want the community life.

Pros:

  • Full of walking trails and green space and bushland beauty.
  • Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet n Wild are all on your doorstep.
  • Westfield Shopping centre is within walking distance.
  • Helensvale is ranked the 7th best suburb in the Gold Coast region with a lot of amenities and a good safety record.

Cons:

  • The land is not cheap and is in high demand. This could make life difficult for first time homebuyers.
  • Trying to nab a spot in one of these estates can be tricky and stressful. Communication from Villawoods can be a mixed bag as to whether they’ll let you know if new land is available, even if you’ve signed up to receive all the information.
  • We’ve found some negative reviews regarding deposits. Some mention that if you wish to buy land, the Surrounds will ask you to sign an unconditional contract with no financial clause. You have a five day cooling-off period from signing the contract, but then you are locked in. This means if you cannot get a loan approved or things don’t work out, you might struggle to get your deposit back.
Some customers are sceptical of how land is being sold.
  • The M-1 is nearby and can get busy (and according to some, loud!). Though the Surrounds website says you’ll enjoy outstanding connectivity to Brisbane, don’t be surprised if your morning commute is hectic.

Other Gold Coast living options

There are a few Gold Coast living options for you to discover. Other display villages on the Gold Coast include:

Riverina by Pointcorp – Display Village

Foreshore Coomera -Display Village

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