From green spaces to popular schools, there’s lots to love in Tranmere

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Tranmere offers relaxed living surrounded by extensive community reserves, renowned schools, eateries and major shopping hubs.

Val Pratten is reluctantly giving up the lifestyle she’s enjoyed for 63 years and selling the three-bedroom house she built with her late husband, Dick, in Kings Grove.

“We were looking for a big block in the eastern suburbs with lots of trees on it,” Mrs Pratten says. “

Tranmere hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s still a quiet, very friendly area that’s close to everything. But it’s time to move on and downsize.”

Val says Tranmere is surrounded by quality schools like Pembroke and Norwood Morialta High School, which is a big drawcard.

As a keen gardener and lover of her community, Tranmere has proved an ideal fit.

ON THE MARKET: 3B Stagg Drive, Tranmere is a five-bedroom home on the market with Refined Real Estate. It has an asking price of $629,000 to $679,000. Offers close on March 19.

“I’m particularly fond of The Gums,” she says.

“I used to walk my dog around there for many years,” Mrs Pratten says. “Tranmere is a nice, flat area to walk around in. It’s been a very close-knit street community. And in recent years, lots of neighbours have been fantastic helping me with things.”

Shopping and catching up with friends over coffee along The Parade at Norwood, has been a regular part of Mrs Pratten’s life, including shopping at Norwood Foodland.

But she says the Magill shopping centre, closer on Magill Rd, is also handy, offering a Foodland supermarket, bank, butcher and bakery.

“It’s also a beautiful drive from here, up Magill Rd, to the Hills,” Val says.

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CoreLogic shows Tranmere’s median house price has increased by 10.5 per cent in the past three years.

Sales agent John Joyce of Harcourts Magill says Tranmere offers ideal access to the city and popular, Norwood Parade shops.

“It’s such a convenient lifestyle, being just 10 to 15 minutes from the city and close to many quality schools and shopping centres,” he says.

TRANMERE FACTS AND FIGURES

LOCATION Tranmere is an established suburb about 6km east of Adelaide’s CBD, near Magill, Hectorville, Firle, St Morris, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park and Rostrevor.

MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE: $685,000.

AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD: 10 years.

MEDIAN ASKING RENT: $445 per week for houses. $285 per week for units.

SCHOOLS: There is a good mix of schools within a 2.4km radius including Magill School (primary), St Joseph’s School (primary, Catholic), Marryatville Primary School, Trinity Gardens Primary School, Pembroke School (combined), St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School (combined), Norwood Morialta High School, Mary MacKillop College (secondary, Catholic) and Marryatville High School.

TYPICAL FEATURES: Tree-lined streets complement many reserves and a mix of older and modern homes.

LOCATION ATTRACTIONS: Heritage-listed Tranmere House is an 1898-era mansion in Poet’s Corner. The Gums is a large, focal park with fenced playground, barbecue and picnic facilities. Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Club is a popular sports and social spot. It’s a short drive to Morialta Falls or The Parade’s popular retail and cafe strip.

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