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What is the difference between Bundall and Sorrento?

Sorrento is a “vanity” suburb of Bundall. You won’t find Sorrento on the GPS as it officially belongs to Bundall. The homes on the Southern side of Ashmore Road come under Sorrento or the Isle of Sorrento with the locals.

Sorrento really has everything you could want in Gold Coast Living. It is a world of self-contained serenity. Far enough away from the madness of Surfer’s Paradise but only a five-minute drive to the beach.

The majority of homes in Sorrento and on the Isle of Sorrento are waterfront homes, mainly canal frontage with a smaller percentage fronting Main River. Sorrento is full of houses with the exception of 7 Oaks.  7 Oaks is a mixture of 2- and 3-bedroom townhouses, with a dozen of them overlooking the Main River. The complex has a pool, tennis court, BBQ, recreation room and marina berth/ jetty. 

Sorrento Shopping Village is popular with locals and is currently undergoing a long-awaited renovation.  It has everything you need with an excellent florist, butchers, hairdressers, and barbers. BWS, IGA, two cafes’ including the extremely popular “Ducks Nuts “ not to mention the well known Horner’s Café, Restaurants include Italian, Sushi and Japanese and the best fish and chip shop for miles.  There is even a pool shop, alterations shop and so much more. 

Bundall is classed as everything north of Ashmore Road. It’s very lively with businesses, there are lots of homeware, electrical and furniture stores – including Harvey Norman, Domain, the Good Guys JB HI FI. There is everything from gyms to pet stores, it has it all.  

Bundall is also home to the Southport Golf Club and Hota (Home of the Arts) and more famously the Gold Coast Turf Club now called AQUIS Park, where it is famous with locals for its Sunday farmers markets.

Major shopping centres such as Robina, Pacific Fair only 15 minutes’ drive. and less than that to a number of good schools.

The size of Bundall / Sorrento is approximately 3.9 square kilometres. It has 11 parks, the  population in 2016. 72.% of the homes are owner-occupied.

Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,052,500. (April 2021) The cheapest property sold recently was a one-bedroom unit in Waterford Court, Bundall in March 2021, the most expensive a Main River Waterfront home for $3,980,000. Jan 2021.