Ashmore is a suburb on the Gold Coast. The area’s name derives from a locality or family property in England. Also a local thoroughfare with residents travelling from Benowa Rd to Nerang Rd, the suburb was officially perpetuated in 1976 when a housing estate was developed in the area called Ashmore Village.
Ashmore plaza, located on Cotlew St is the most common place for locals to do their food shopping at Mike Paasch’s market and bar. The plaza has undergone many face lifts over the last 10 years, including converting from Food for Less to Woolworths.
There is a Hungry Jacks, Pizza Hut and Red Rooster opposite the Plaza and the Ashmore Tavern is a popular drinking spot which offers TAB and pokies.
Many small businesses have emerged and disappeared while the only shop to remain open has been the post office.
Locals enjoy the 1970s feel of shopping at the Plaza. There are also the options of Ashmore City and Southport Park down the road.
Behind Ashmore Plaza is the Southport Warriors football club. They cater for the junior and senior soccor players and the automatic sprinkler system will go off at around 11pm on a Thursday night on the oval. The number 18 and 18A will occasionally pass though Ashmore on its way to Southport. Buses run every 2 hours on a Sunday and usually every 45 mins on a weekday. There is no train station in Ashmore, however buses 20 and 20A can be caught from Nerang Station to Ashmore.