Arundel is a Gold Coast suburb, immediately west of Labrador and generally five km north-west of Southport. The suburb, which began in the mid-1980s and was officially named in 1989, has grown mostly as a series of large housing estates. It is believed that the name came from a property fronting the Brisbane-Labrador Road with 'Arundel' on an arch over the driveway. The owner of the property was Dr Wallace Arthur Arundel Mackey.
Arundel's western boundary is the Coombabah Creek which, along with other wetlands, has enabled the provision of extensive open space: a conservation park, Arundel Hills Country Club and neighbourhood parks. A primary school was opened in 1994 as the population approached 3000. The independent A B Paterson College was opened in 1991.
Set back from the Gold Coast coastal strip, Arundel hosts a council landfill waste site, a facility that generated controversy as the suburb grew. It adjoins a technology park and other industries. The suburb is close to the Helensvale railway station on the Robina railway line (1998), and has a drive-in shopping centre (Arundel Park Plaza) and more extensive shopping in neighbouring Biggera Waters. A community centre is near the primary school on the southern edge of the suburb.
Detached houses comprise slightly more than two-thirds of the housing stock, and townhouses amount to about one-quarter.
Arundel's census populations have been:
Gold Coast Bulletin, 22 February 1992, 'Arundel Park Supplement'