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Tarragindi (Post Code 4121)

This is a suburb with a rich history that stretches back tens of thousands of years with our First Nations Peoples. It is located a handy 6-10 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, and is popular with many a savvy property investor and tenants for many reasons.

Bounded by beautiful Toohey Forest and the M1 Pacific Motorway, Tarragindi’s 4.5 square kilometres is home to some 11,000 residents who have access to a range of modern amenities and infrastructure. These include multiple transport options, good schools and healthcare services, shopping, entertainment, and recreational facilities. So, when it comes to residential investment real estate, Tarragindi Qld is a good choice in a popular area of Brisbane.

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Tarragindi History

Tarragindi Qld is the ancestral home of the Coorparoo subgroup of the Jagera First Nations people. They lived around the Norma, Oxley, and Bulimba Creek systems. European settlers began moving into the area from 1857 after it was surveyed and subdivided into small rural lots. It remained a predominantly rural area until the mid-war years.

Tarragindi came by its name in two ways. Notably, Tarra Gindi Tasserone was a Loyalty Islands labourer employed by Ipswich magnate Alfred Foote. Tarra Gindi helped Foote’s relative, William Grimes, clear a block of land on a hill close to Sandy Creek. Grimes subsequently built a house on his property, presumably on the hill. When he learned that ‘Tarra Gindi/Tarragindi’ was not just the name of his helpful employee, but also an indigenous name for ‘camp on a hill’, he decided it was eminently appropriate for his property too.

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Transport Options for Residents

Easy commuting options from anywhere in Tarragindi to almost everywhere else in Brisbane mean Tarragindi is popular with young professionals and families (your ideal tenants in fact!). The Pacific Motorway (M1) forms Tarragindi’s eastern boundary whilst Toohey and Marshall Roads run straight through the centre. Two other major roads – Sexton and Esher Streets – service the north of the suburb.

Regular bus services further connect Tarragindi to the CBD via the South East Busway. For cyclists, the South East Freeway bikeway runs alongside the motorway, providing access into neighbouring suburbs. These all help make residential real estate in Tarragindi a worthwhile addition to any investment portfolio.

Housing Styles

Tarragindi property is predominantly a mix of traditional weatherboard homes and Queenslanders on large leafy blocks. Many of the older homes have been renovated, which has increased the median value of property here.

Further, being in a hilly area means there are some spectacular views to be found. As you’d expect though the prices in these areas generally reflect this: good views – on large blocks – don’t come cheap! Nevertheless, there are still more affordably priced options to be found, especially in the lower lying areas.

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Amenities In Tarragindi

Tarragindi’s proximity to major amenities in neighbouring suburbs, along with its own impressive local line-up, is a good drawcard for potential tenants.


Although there are no retail zones in Tarragindi Qld, the suburb nevertheless has small boutiques, cafes, and other local businesses scattered throughout. There is for instance a local hardware store, gourmet grocery store, garden centre, bakery, cake shop and homewares store, to name a few.

For that bigger grocery-shopping trip, there are plenty of options in nearby suburbs. Greenslopes Mall, Moorooka Central, Mt Gravatt Plaza, Westfield Mt Gravatt, Palmdale Shopping Centre, Annerley Arcade Markets, and The Yeronga Village are all within easy driving distance, and accessible via main traffic routes.


From takeaway burgers and Thai cuisine, to seafood, fresh bread, cakes, bistros, cafes and espresso bars serving fresh coffee as only Aussies know how to make it, there’s no shortage of places to eat out in Tarragindi! There are also good dining options in neighbouring suburbs that are easy to get to.

Healthcare Facilities and Services:

Tarragindi is equipped with excellent healthcare facilities in the Tarragindi Medical Centre, Tarragindi Allied Health (Osteopath), Wellers Hill Medical Centre, and Brisbane Medical Specialists. There is also the Ipswich Road Medical Centre in Annerley.

Just up the road in Greenslopes are a slew of healthcare facilities including the Greenslopes Private Hospital. The public Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital is in Coopers Plains, just south of Tarragindi. For older residents, the Green Tarragindi Retirement Village, and TriCare Annerley Aged Care Nursing Home are available.

Parks and Outdoor Facilities:

The Toohey Forest Park that forms the southern boundary of Tarragindi is remnant bushland. It’s the largest area of this type of bush left in Brisbane and as such, has unique heritage value. There are several walking trails and playgrounds throughout the park so it’s a great place to get away from suburbia without actually having to leave suburbia. It’s also a great place to teach future generations about the historical significance and value of these small areas of remnant bushland. A way to link the present with the area’s very ancient past…

In addition to this, and perhaps a reflection of the suburb’s young demographic, there are some 16 other parks and children’s playgrounds in Tarragindi. Weller Road Park is the largest and best known of these. Then there is Tarragindi Recreation Reserve, unbeatable for picnics, BBQs, and sporting fun. For quick after school or after work options, smaller parks and playgrounds (like Poinciana Park, and Arnwood Place with it’s enclosed ‘fit for toddlers’ playground) are dotted across the suburb.


Tarragindi’s population has a median age of 36 years, which is an indication of its popularity with young professionals and families. When you consider the private and public schooling options available here, it’s easy to see why…

In addition to the two primary schools serving the suburb, there are 2 childcare centres, and the C & K Tarragindi War Memorial Preschool. There’s also a local music teacher, a piano teacher, and an art school.

It’s not too hard to see why these options add to the list of positives for the property investor to target this suburb.

Primary Education:

The Wellers Hill State School has been teaching the area’s primary school children since 1926. Today the hugely popular school offers a Japanese immersion programme as part of its curriculum. The other local primary school is St Elizabeth’s Primary School, a private Catholic school. There are also a number of primary schools in the neighbouring suburbs of Holland Park West and Annerley.

Secondary Education:

Most of Tarragindi is in the Holland Park State High School catchment area. A small section however falls in the Yeronga State High School catchment. The other local option, Our Ladies College in Annerley, is a private secondary school for girls.

Tertiary Education:

Griffith University’s Nathan Campus is in Nathan, just south of Tarragindi.

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Pick of the Suburbs for Residential Property Investment

The many great aspects to life in Tarragindi, along with its excellent amenities, make it one of the best areas to live in south Brisbane. Although close to the CBD (for commuting convenience), it nevertheless retains much of its rural, rustic appeal courtesy of the surrounding bushland and local waterways. Therefore, when it comes to investment real estate, Tarragindi is certainly worth adding to your bucket list.

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