Focussing on Tarragindi Real Estate
Tarragindi! A suburb that remains increasingly popular with families and young professionals stepping into the market. Given the suburbs popularity Tarragindi Real Estate is always in high demand. In fact, it still has a number of residents who have called Tarragindi home after some 40 years or more!
I’ve lived in this area of Tarragindi Annerley Yeronga for over 35 years now and although I have changed residences three times in that period, geographically I haven’t moved very far! So, as you’ve probably gathered, I’m pretty attached to the area. Letting you in on just you how long I have been in the area will explain why I have seen a real evolution in the ‘shape’ of these suburbs over the years!
My family moved into the area not long after I began my professional life in Tarragindi Real Estate and prior to starting our family. We bought our first home in Yeerongpilly. I still remember my grandfather saying that it would be a good stepping stone as he expected us to move on within five years. I think his concerns were about what was involved in maintaining it as it was a Queenslander home on timber stumps with a nice amount of dirt underneath, downstairs concrete laundry tub and no garage! His New Zealander background could not come to grips with these houses on stilts in Brisbane, not to mention the existence of white ants. Not quite what he thought his granddaughter should live in. However, that home was raised, built in underneath, had a double carport and pool added and we had many a good time there as my family grew.
Changing Landscapes of Tarragindi Real Estate
Raising of homes, extending, adding garages, adding a pool, demolishing the old and building new. This is such a common sight as I drive around Tarragindi on my regular trips as the local real estate agent. To me it shows how many current residents value their suburb and rather than uprooting the family to move, they renovate what they have. The underlying values of the area certainly support their decisions. Another growing trend is to buy a more modest post war homes on the seemingly generous (for inner city) 600m2 blocks , demolish them and make way for a more substantial family home.
The mix of homes I have had the pleasure of selling here have ranged from post war homes, to Queenlanders and art deco brick cottages. Tarragindi real estate includes very few flats, units or townhouses. However, one exception is the popular Gresham Gardens, a complex of townhouses built in the early 90’s. Tarragindi has many new examples of modern architecture and plenty have been built on the high points, taking in the glorious city skyline to the north.
On a personal level, residing in Tarragindi after some years in Annerley has let me experience the delights of this exceptionally treed and undulating suburb with all of its parks and city vistas. Those ‘undulations’ present some early morning challenges on our walks though! So when I talk about these suburbs to my clients, I cannot single one out over the others when it comes to what’s on hand as they each have such easy access to what makes this hub such a great place to live. I love the relatively effortless trip into the city when needed. Or, I can zip onto the freeway and be off to the beach in a few minutes and get to Garden City or Carindale when it was more than the everyday necessities I’m after.
This area is well serviced by a growing number of quality coffee shops that have changed the dynamics of these suburbs completely in recent years. On any given day now, you can see plenty of local community enjoying their morning ‘caffeine fix’ and on weekends, families and friends come out for breakfast and chat with their neighbours, often accompanied by the family pooch.
Tarragindi families gravitate to the local primary schools of Weller’s Hill State School and St Elizabeth’s. There is an excellent local kindy and a couple of child care centres for the young ones. Residents here tend to shop in Annerley or Greenslopes, the adjoining suburbs as it does not have a central shopping strip but rather some
small clusters of local convenience stores including bakeries, deli’s, chemists and hairdressers to name a few. The long established Weller’ s Hill Hardware is extremely popular, especially on weekends when there is a burning need for some extra mulch or paint.
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By Barb J