Ashmore, a Gold Coast suburb, is on the Nerang River, immediately south-west of Southport. It was named after a former farm property near neighbouring Benowa.
Although situated on the river, most of Ashmore lacks public access to the water. Exceptions are a couple of small parks; between privately owned frontages. There are three retirement villages and three neighbourhood shopping centres. The suburb's broad acres readily accommodated these facilities, together with extensive residential estates, built mainly during the 1970s and 1980s. Canal estates are found further downstream at Benowa and Bundall.
Ashmore primary school (1978) is in the middle of the suburb, and Trinity Lutheran primary school (2002) and Gold Coast TAFE are at its northern and eastern edges respectively. The Catholic Aquinas College, Trinity Lutheran College and Benowa State high school are short distances outside Ashmore.
At the 2011 census over 83 per cent of Ashmore's houses were detached dwellings and townhouses.
Ashmore's census populations have been: