Clareville is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clareville is 36 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Clareville is part of the Northern Beaches region.
In the 1830s, two large land grants were made to a Catholic priest, Father John Joseph Therry (1790-1864), who had arrived in Sydney in May 1820. The grant included what is now known as Clareville. It is thought that the suburb has historically been accessed by the water. In the early 1920s, the area was subdivided and Sydney residents purchased holiday homes. In the 1950s, with the increase in motor car use, the area became a residential zone. Houses in the area are now expensive, with many having water frontages and views.
Clareville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Bob Norton OBE (1922–1992), a former president of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons lived in Clareville.
- Morris West (1916-1999), author.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Clareville (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002), Maps 139,169
- Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Clareville History, Pittwater Council Website
- "Hy Brasil". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00079. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Who's Who in Australia (Herald and Weekly Times Melb, 1988) pp 681: Norton, Robert York (1922 – )