Tingalpa – The Bayside’s hidden gem - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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By Nicole Garnham, James Dean Residential

Situated between Cannon Hill and Wynnum/Manly, and approximately 15km from the CBD, Tingalpa is the perfect place to call home, being more affordable than the bayside or inner- city suburbs, while still being close enough to be able to enjoy all that they have to offer.

The name ‘Tingalpa’ is said to come from the Aboriginal words ‘Tinggal’ meaning fat and ‘Pa’ meaning ‘the place of plenty’ as it was a place with plentiful food around the freshwater billabongs and the creek.

Tingalpa was settled in the 1860s with a post office opened in 1867. Christ Church and the cemetery opened in 1868, and Tingalpa State School in 1873. In 1870, Joseph Kendrick obtained the first license for the Royal Mail Hotel, now known as the Tingalpa Hotel. Today residences and shopping centres sit on the land where dairy cattle grazed, sugar-cane grew and clay was extracted for brick making.

Easy access to public transport and close to major shopping centres such as Westfield Carindale, Tingalpa is a great lifestyle choice and also boasts great local schools. If you want to be able to easily access the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or airport, Tingalpa is the perfect launching point.

There’s also plenty of activities available for the kids, with Bounce Inc, Minnippi and Meadowlands Parklands for walking and bike riding, cricket fields, soccer fields, all within minutes of the Wynnum Manly waterfront.

With cafes and restaurants aplenty, such as Mickle Pickle, the Coffee Club, the historic Tingalpa Hotel, Uncle Bob’s Bakery, Lemoni Greek Cuzina, and the Smoking Goat just to name a few, Tingalpa locals are spoilt for choice.

Housing styles found in the area consist of weatherboard and chamferboard post war cottages, along with estates made up of typically brick and tile homes. The median house price for Tingalpa is $599,500 and median rent is $460 per week, making Tingalpa a desirable and affordable location to purchase property for investment or renovation. Based on the last five years of sales, Tingalpa has seen a compound growth rate of 4.4% for houses and 1.6% for units (source: realestate.com.au).

Experience the Bayside’s ‘hidden gem’ today!