SURROUNDED BY waterways and green spaces Tweed Heads South has long been a popular area for retirees and families.
The suburb is bounded by Terranora Creek to the north, the Tweed River to the east and Pacific Motorway to the west. There are 15 parks in Tweed Heads South that cover nearly 12 per cent of the total suburb area of 12 square kilometres.
The median age in Tweed Heads South is 52 and 15 years above the national average of 37. 34 per cent of the population are couples without children, 22 per cent are couples with children and just under 20 per cent are lone households.
For families with children there are several public and private schools within the area and with a lower number of families living in the suburb you will find more space and less families to share it with.
Tweed Heads South offers many recreational activities with access to the river and the many parks and green spaces. For keen golfers the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club is a great spot to tee off. The club was founded in 1927 and originally located at the current site of the Gold Coast Airport. In 1932 the club was relocated to its current location and the clubhouse was opened in 1939.
The Tweed Heads Historic Site and Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre offer the opportunity to visit sacred Aboriginal sites and enjoy walking through mangroves and forests. At high tide visitors can stand on the boardwalk and watch shoals of fish swimming among the mangroves. For birdwatchers, the forests and waterways at Tweed Heads provide plenty of bird watching opportunities including shorebirds and waders such as the greater egret and royal spoonbill.
Tweed Heads South has a range of amenities including Tweed City shopping centre, a cinema, Arkinstall Park, medical centres and clubs.
The current median house price in Tweed Heads South is $445K. Over the past year the median price has risen by 14.1 per cent. Compared to neighbouring suburbs Tweed Heads South remains affordable, Tweed Heads has a median price of $630K, Banora Point $523K and Tweed Heads West $440K.
For the investor Tweed Heads South houses offer a median gross yield of 5.1 per cent, well above the national average of 4.24 per cent and most surrounding suburbs. The median yield in Tweed Heads is 4.3 per cent, Banora Point 4.7 per cent, Tweed Heads West continues to hold the highest yield at 5.7 per cent.
Units in Tweed Heads South have a median price of $320K, and are cheaper than surrounding suburbs of Tweed Heads ($399K) and Banora Point ($350K)
The median yield for units is a staggering 6.2 per cent and is the thirty-second highest yield in the state of New South Wales. Tweed Heads median unit yield is 4.8 per cent, Banora Point 5.7 per cent and again Tweed Heads West beats Tweed Heads South at 6.5 per cent.