Clear Mountain, Queensland
Moreton Bay, Queensland
|Population||707 (2006 census)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Pine Rivers|
Its southern border is Cedar Creek, a tributary of the South Pine River. Most of Clear Mountain is an upland, drained southwards by Branch Creek (a tributary of Cedar Creek) and numerous short northerly streams that run into Lake Samsonvale.
The alluvial flats along Branch and Cedar Creeks were taken up for corn and vegetable growing, bananas, pineapples, dairying and piggeries. The Branch Creek primary school opened in 1889 and operated until 1913 while a school at Clear Mountain school opened in 1903 and continued until about 1947.
Clear Mountain Lookout is on the northern boundary, overlooking rural and forested country. Rural/residential subdivisions are in the south-east corner, adjoining similar settlement in Eatons Hill. Clear Mountain's census populations have been:
Clear Mountain is bounded by State Forest, where many people travel to participate in mountain biking, orienteering, walking, horse riding and road cycling. Nearby Albany Creek has rugby and soccer fields, public swimming pool and tennis courts. Samford, a short drive or cycle is home to excellent sports facilities and a gym, some of the local sports played in and around town include swimming, horse riding, soccer, football, cricket, netball, tennis, archery and lawn bowls. The Pine Rivers Shire Council, now known as the Moreton Bay Regional Council, acquired the former CSIRO land which is on the northern edge of the Village and comprises some 140 ha. The Council is planning a sport and recreation facility that will become a major resource for the residents of Samford Valley and the Moreton Bay region. The possible facilities include open space, camp ground, equestrian, tennis, netball, amphitheater, kiosk, soccer and rugby league and parking.
There are several local primary schools servicing Clear Mountain are Samford State School, Eatons Hill State School, Mount Samson State School and Samford Valley Steiner School.
There are several local high schools, Albany Creek State School, Genesis College, Prince of Peace, Mount Maria, Hillbrook, Ferny Grove State School,and Samford Valley Steiner School Several private schools maintain buses to Clear Mountain, including St Paul's School, Bald Hills, Padua College and St. Joseph's Nudgee College at Boondall.
Clear Mountain is a unique enclave of acreage homes, bounded by State Forest and the beautiful Samford Valley, all within easy commute to Brisbane.
There are less than 800 residents, in this friendly community, with a broad demographic, including a number of retirees seeking a "tree-change", There are also a number of young families, seeking a truly rural lifestyle close enough to the CBD and amenities but remote enough to enjoy the beautiful countryside of South East Queensland
Properties range from modestly priced homes on smaller acreage blocks from $700,000 to executive mansions on larger acreage in excess of $8,000,000
Clear Mountain recently featured in the Top Ten Most Searched Suburbs Queensland - Real Estate
77.9% of people living in Clear Mountain were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.2%, New Zealand 2.4%, South Africa 2.3%, Scotland 1.1%, Netherlands 0.8%.
91.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.4% Afrikaans, 0.7% Italian, 0.7% Danish, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.4% German.
The age distribution of Clear Mountain residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 66.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2011, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 33.9% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Clear Mountain has a sub-tropical climate with hot, sometimes humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February, whilst summer maximum average temperatures generally linger around 30c, in the summer months there are some extremely hot days, sometimes higher than 40c. Winter temperatures are often around 20-25c during the day, with mild evenings, some cold nights and the very occasional frost in some low areas.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Clear Mountain
- Moreton Bay Region
- 2006 ABS Census Data by Location