7.4 out of 10

Clear Island Waters

Ranked 50th best suburb in Gold Coast
-28.0436605180509 153.398084951565
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5
Sep 22, 2016

"Close to the canals, waterfront homes"

A nice quiet area, popular with retirees and families. A golf orientated suburb, with the Surfers Paradise Golf Club located right in the center. Clear Island Waters is also made up of some quite large gated estate, such as the Rhode Island Resort, Island Quay and Santa Cruz.
Easy access to the canals, great for those who love boating. Not far from Pacific Fair Shopping Center, and a short drive to the beach and amenities.
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • People take pride in their homes
  • Quiet streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"WhoopDidoooo"

Beautiful
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • People take pride in their homes
  • Quiet streets
  • Cheap
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful place to live"

I have lived in CIW with my family for the past 7 years and we love it!! It has a great central location, beautiful homes, quiet streets and has been a wonderful place to raise kids. We have found the people very friendly and have formed some life long friendships. I have lived in several central suburbs on the GC and this one is my favorite, we won't be moving any time soon!!
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • People take pride in their homes
  • Quiet streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live and magnificant waterfront properties"

I work and live in Clear Island Waters, its a fantastic spot. I like that the area, it is close to the beaches and shopping yet it is quiet. There are a couple of great schools nearby and local shops for those times you run out of milk. I just love it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Harrymn
Harrymn This bloke is an agent selling into Clear Island Waters. He has a vested interest in making the place look good and has vastly over rated the place.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Absolute paradise!!!"

Where else could you be located to the best shopping, the best lifestyle and best neighbours?!! I have lived in many suburbs on the Gold Coast in the last 23 years, Clear Island Waters is the best by far!! People are so curtious, the waterways are beautiful. We rarely see any boats or watercraft, it is fantastic!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ClearWaterBayRe
ClearWaterBayRe curtious = courteous. "rarely see any boats....." You must on a dry block!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything"

This is the perfect waterway. Safe, few boats and kids having fun in tinnies.CIW is close to Robbina shops and Q Centre yet feels miles from anywhere. Having lived here since April I can confirm people seem to take pride in the properties which adds to the peaceful ambience of this suburb. I am certainly in no rush to leave for anywhere else on the Gold Coast
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • Quiet streets
  • People take pride in their homes
Cons
  • Bobbegan lock for boaties
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A close shave, we managed to escape"

We rented in CIW to get a feel for the place, but couldn't get out quick enough. Access is very restricted, the watercraft on the lake is often very noisy and most of the neighbors are up themselves and not particularly friendly. But there always seems to be a noisy party somewhere and the noise seems to echo around the lakes. It would seem to be that just about every house in CIW is for sale and for lots less than they were last week, might explain why so many neighbors are so grumpy. So lots of bargains, but you might have to live here a long time before you break even. Internet seems universally slow, no great services internally, power lines in the east which are not coming down, and on and on. Avoid.
Pros
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Unfriendly
  • Uninteresting
  • Bobbegan lock for boaties
Recommended for
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Full of spoiled brats on their small boats and jet skis"

I have lived there. Noisy inconsiderate neighbours who's kids are just spoiled brats. Even the parents drive their boats around at 30 knots when the speed limit is 6. People with high performance European cars drive them at twice the speed limit endangering other kids and elderly pedestrians. The spoiled kids get given exepnsive cars for their 17th birthday and drive like their parents! Not a nice place to live!
CameronSmith
CameronSmith I think someone is jealous here !!
2yrs+
ClearWaterBayRe
ClearWaterBayRe Good Grief man - we have all the toys, boats, cars, 4WDs, jetskis and so on...we are just good neighbours...unlike the 5% ferals that live in Clear Island Waters...always takes only a few to spoil it for the many...no jealousy here...quite the opposite...
2yrs+
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