Along with Andrews, Reedy Creek and Stephens, Burleigh Waters is within the 12th Electorate Division of the Gold Coast. The canal system that ends at the Pacific Ocean passes through Burleigh Waters. There are a number of popular estates and housing developments around the area, with continuous expansion happening to create more space for families moving in. Swimming around the waters in Burleigh Waters comes with a precaution because sharks are known to reside in the area. The area boasts a relaxed atmosphere that most residents embrace instantly. The suburb has access to nearby schools, lakes, parks and train station. The Gold Coast Airport is also a short drive from Burleigh Waters.