The size of Clear Island Waters is approximately 5 square kilometres. The population of Clear Island Waters in 2001 was 3,834 people. By 2006 the population was 4,096 showing a population growth of 6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Clear Island Waters is 50-59 years.
Households in Clear Island Waters are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying between over $2000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Clear Island Waters work in a non-specific occupation. In 2001, 67.9% of the homes in Clear Island Waters were owner-occupied compared with 74.4% in 2006. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $610,000.
Clear Island Waters is a prestigious waterfront suburb situated centrally on the Gold Coast. Built around a man-made, freshwater lake it has easy access to the Broadwater and Nerang River. The lake covers 261 hectares of Clear Island Waters and offers substantial water views to rival other waterfront suburbs in the city. The area is made up of The Moorings, Island Quays, The Capes, Rhode Island and Istana View precincts.
This residential development has been designed to allow people to enjoy water views. Prices vary depending on the precinct. The water views as well as golf course frontage has attracted a number of buyers to the area.
There are a number of shopping centres within easy reach of Clear Island Waters. Q Super Centre in Mermaid Waters is a five minute drive and has Bi-Lo Mega Fresh and Action supermarkets as well as some other retailers. Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre are both nearby with a large selection of specialty stores as well as cinemas. Pacific Fair has a number of department stores including Target, Kmart and Myer as well as a Coles. Robina Town Centre has a David Jones, Kmart, Kmart Automart, Target, Woolworths and Coles.
Primary schools: Merrimac, St Vincent’s (Catholic). High schools: Merrimac. Colleges: St Michael’s (Catholic), All Saint’s Anglican. Tertiary: Bond University (private).
Cypress Gardens Retirement Community is made up of 55 independent living units and 60 flexi apartments.
Mermaid Junction Medical Centre: Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Carrara Medical Practice: Coco’s Food Fair, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara
While no buses travel through Clear Island Waters they do run in the surrounding suburbs. Check timetables for more information.
As Clear Island Waters is designed around its lake, the opportunity for water sports is endless. Waterskiing, jetskiing and fishing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed on the lake. Boats are allowed on the lake with access via the loch and weir, and keys are available from the Gold Coast City Council for an annual fee. A five minute drive away is Conrad Jupiters Casino, as well as the shops, restaurants and clubs of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.
Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Palm Meadows Golf Course, Lakelands, The Colonial, Carrara Gardens Golf Club and Royal Pines Golf Course are all close by in the Carrara area.