The suburb of Tingalpa is located approximately ten kilometres east of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Murarrie, Hemmant, Wynnum West, Cannon Hill, Wakerley, Carina, Belmont, and Gumdale. Tingalpa is predominantly a residential suburb which has many main roads running through its boundaries. Some of these include Wynnum Road, the Gateway Motorway, Manly Road, Belmont Road, Wondall Road, New Cleveland Road, Bognor Street, Hemmant And Tingalpa Road, and many more. Although its origin is uncertain, it is most believed that Tingalpa was named after Tingalpa Creek which, in 1841, was surveyed and named Tingulpa which is most likely derived from an Aboriginal expression. The suburb continued to develop with the opening of a post office, a church, a hotel and a primary school which were all generally centred around the Wynnum and Manly Road intersection. This little area was made even more prominent when, in 1919, a striking diggers’ war memorial was constructed. The land that is now being developed into residential areas were previously devoted to small farmlets and semi-industrial developments.
Prime Real Estate in a Great Location
The suburb is home to some older style homes that were built in the post war period, in particular, weatherboard and chamferboard post war cottages. A number of the estates located in Tingalpa are composed of low set and high set brick and tile homes. Like most suburbs, Tingalpa is constantly undergoing developments which both increase its population and median house prices. There is no wonder why Tingalpa is a highly sought after area with its great location that is close to just about everything. It is a suburb which is easy to get to and from, especially with the Gateway Motorway running through the suburb. There are also many public transport options including both trains and buses.
Family Friendly Suburb
Tingalpa is no doubt a great area to raise a family. For starters, there are a number of schools and educational facilities both in and around the area. Some of these include Tingalpa State School, Carina State School, Belmont State School, Gumdale State School, Agnew School, Moreton Bay College, Moreton Bay Boys College, Manly West State School, Wondall Heights State School, Wynnum State High School, Wynnum West State School, Brisbane Bayside State College, Iona College, Wynnum State School, Murarrie State School, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Saint Oliver Plunkett School, Cannon Hill State School, San Sisto Secondary College, Mayfield State School, and many more.
Not only that but there are also a number of excellent parks and recreational facilities to fill your days with fun all within your own suburb. Some of these parks include Bognor Street Park, Boundary Street Park, Carmichael Park, Coochin Place Park, Dairy Swamp Road, Fleming Road Park, Gateway Park, Kevin Whitmee Park, Kianawah Park, Kooringal Street Park, Macleay Crescent Park, Meadowlands Picnic Ground Park, Monterey Circuit Park, Murarrie Road Park, Porter’s Paddock Park, Robinson Park, Stanton Road Park, Thurston Street Park, Torquay Crescent Park, Vane Street Park, and Wynnum Road Park. These parks are home to some fantastic facilities and amenities such as barbecues, picnic areas, restoration sites, shared pathways, viewing platforms, wetlands, playgrounds, basketball and netball facilities, bikeways, boat ramp and pontoon, lagoon, skate park, basketball half court, cricket fields, off leash dog area, outdoor fitness and exercise equipment, circuit walk, soccer and cricket facilities, and the Wynnum and District Horse and Pony Club. Tingalpa is also home to the Brisbane Polo Grounds and the Tingalpa Model Aero Club as well as the Moreton Bay Sports Club which hosts cricket and Brisbane Premier League matches.
Everything You Need
Everything you would ever need is all located in Tingalpa and if they don’t have it, a neighbouring suburb will. The suburb is home to three small shopping centres. The Twin Parks Shopping Centre is located along Wynnum Road, the Belmont Road Shopping Centre is located along Belmont Road, and the Moreton Town Shopping Centre is located on the corner of Wynnum Road and Bognor Street. There are also larger shopping centres located a short ten minute drive away from Tingalpa. Wynnum Plaza is home to a Kmart, Coles and Woolworths, Dan Murphys, and about 60 specialty stores. The Carindale Shopping Centre features stores like Myer and David Jones, and a huge selection of specialty shops. Tingalpa also has a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and take aways for all your food needs.
Residents have described Tingalpa as a very welcoming and friendly neighbourhood. Testament to this is its cultural diversity. Census data has revealed that approximately 72% of Tingalpa residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth included New Zealand, England, the Philippines, Fiji, and India. Also, approximately 85% of people spoke only English at home. The next most common responses included Hindi, Greek, Tagalog, Cantonese, and Spanish.
Contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents if Tingalpa sounds like the suburb for you to rent, buy, sell or invest in.