It is thought that the name of the suburb is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘yerongpa’ which describes a sandy place. The first Yeronga inhabitants were the Jagera people. In 1840, farming began in the area due to there being a considerable stretch of land adjoining the river. Estates along the riverside were established in 1854 after land sales. From the year 1883, Yeronga was changed to a semi-rural residential district. The railway line to Ipswich opened in 1884 and a post office in 1886 signified this change. Urban development continued during the 1900s to the 1910s. These developments included the opening of a tennis club in 1909 and a bowling club that was formed in 1912. The Ipswich tramline was extended to Yeronga Park in 1915. The elevated parts of the Yeronga area were highly sought after and have substantial interwar and early post war housing. Yeronga was recognised as a riverside real estate hotspot by the early 2000s due to having half its borders facing the water.
Yeronga also has a number of heritage listed sites. Some of these include the Yeronga Memorial Park, the Yeronga Fire Station, Yeronga State School, and many more. These listings help Yeronga stay close to some of its history while also developing into a more modern suburb. They provide Yeronga with an authentic feel.
Excellent for Family Living
Yeronga is a great suburb to raise a family in and this is due to many aspects. Firstly, the area is surrounded by some excellent, high quality schools. Some of these include Yeronga State School, Yeronga State High School, TAFE Yeronga Campus, Queensland Pathways State College, St Brendan’s Catholic Primary, Moorooka State School, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School, Our Lady’s College, Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School, Junction Park State School, The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, and many more. These schools and institutions offer some of the best educational programs and facilities making living in Yeronga an easy choice.
Not only does Yeronga have some great schools and institutions both within and surrounding the area, but it also has some fantastic parks and recreational facilities. Some of these parks include Brisbane Corso Park, Esplanade Park, Fehlberg Park, Goodwin Park, Hyde Road Park, Jacaranda Park, Leyshon Park, Orient Road Park, Orsova Road Park, Orsovo Road Pocket Park, Paragon Street Park, Rowlinson Park, Yeronga Memorial Park, and more. These parks are home to some great facilities including barbeques, bikeways, pathway networks, picnic areas, playgrounds, cultural heritage sites, cricket practice nets, BMX facilities, off-leash dog areas, agility equipment, lookouts, pontoon jetties, basketball courts, fitness stations, rebound walls, rugby union facility and more. However, these parks are also home to some great clubs. These include the Sommerville House Rowing facility, the South Brisbane District Cricket Club, the Olympic United Soccer Club, the El Salvador Soccer Club, the Yeronga Football Aussie Rules Club, the Annerley Yeronga CWA Hall, the Brisbane Bridge Centre, the Queensland Blind Cricket Association, Stephens Croquet Club, the Yeronga Guides, Yeronga Scouts, Yeronga Park Pool, Yeronga Park Tennis Club and more. These parks and clubs provide many things for every member of the family to join and enjoy as well as being a part of the great Yeronga community.
Yeronga is home to a variety of great amenities. Yeronga’s main commercial area is situated on Fairfield Road and is effectively located in the centre of the suburb. This area offers many services including a post office, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, pharmacy, dentist, liquor shops, medical services, fashion stores, restaurants, hair dressers, convenience stores and many more. There is also another smaller neighbourhood shopping strip located on Hyde Road. It contains small cafes and restaurants as well as a beauty salon and hair dresser.
One of Yeronga’s features that attract many to the suburb is its great transportation system. As well as being so close to main roads like Ipswich Road, Yeronga also has many public transport facilities in place. The Yeronga railway station is located on the Beenleigh line and provides access to Beenleigh, the Gold Coast, and Ferny Grove via the Brisbane CBD. As well as this, there are two bus services that travel through the suburb to the city and Indooroopilly.
Yeronga is no doubt a great, family friendly suburb that welcomes everyone. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent, contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents for fantastic service that will provide you with excellent results.