PHOTO: Broadbeach is great if you prefer an active lifestyle, but also caters to those who want to take it easy. Photo: iStock.

House prices on the Gold Coast rose by an impressive 6.4 per cent over the December 2017 quarter as the rush to secure property on the glitter strip gains momentum in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.

New data from the Domain Group shows the median price for a house on the Coast is now $619,000 – and local agents say the spike in transactions has continued well into January and February.