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MANNINGHAM offers leafy streets and well maintained homes within easy reach of the city and all amenities say Yu Lu and wife Lu Cheng who are selling their three-bedroom home at 31 Hampstead Road.
“We did a bit of research before we decided to buy there and we know it has been a well kept suburb that not a lot of people know about,’’ Mr Lu says.
“We just loved it being so close to the city and amenities.’’
Mr Lu says he hopes to remain in the suburb but his expanding family just needs a larger home with four bedrooms.
“We would love to stay in Manningham if possible,’’ he says.
“It has beautiful, leafy streets and well maintained character homes. And lovely neighbours who have lived in the area for a long time.’’
He says it’s a “ fantastic area to bring kids up,’’ with local playgrounds and lovely neighbours.
“It’s safe, quiet and a suburb with a family focus and low turn over rate of houses,’’ Mr Lu says.
“It has a nice mixture of character homes and contemporary styles homes, large blocks and very convenient public transport options. ‘’
Greenacres, Sefton Park and Walkerville shopping centres are all just five minutes away by car as well as shops on North East Road at Collinswood and Hampstead Gardens besides many schools options such as St Monica’s and Vale Park Primary.
The latest CoreLogic RP data figures show the median price of houses in Mannigham rose 8.2 per cent in 2015 and properties are among the most tightly held in the Port Adelaide Enfield Council zone with an average of more than nine years hold time.
Selling agent Jimmy Wu of LJ Hooker Modbury says Mannigham is an “undiscovered gem’’ with gorgeous, tree-lined streets and a nice mixture of character homes and more modern styles on large blocks.
“There is a steady amount of housing regenerations starting to happen,’’ he says.
“There’s also very high demand and rarely do properties sit on the market for long compared to other suburbs.’’
SPOTLIGHT ON SUBURB
Manningham is located about 6km northeast of Adelaide’s CBD, next to Broadview, Collinswood, Klemzig, Vale Park, Greenacres and Nailsworth. It is bounded by Hampstead Road, North East Road, Ascot Avenue and Lorraine Avenue.
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ORIGIN OF SUBURB NAME
Named after Manninghima in Yorkshire, England. The English name means “the town of Maegen’s people.’’ Part of the land was formerly a section of “Hampstead Heath’’ purchased by Alfred Henry Bennett in 1905.
There are a number of quality schools within two to three kilometres of this home including Vale Park Primary School, St Monica’s School, Hampstead Primary School, St Andrew’s School and Nailsworth Primary School (all primary) as well as Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College and Marden Senior College (secondary).
Leafy, tree-lined streets are a common sight complemented with a mix of well-maintained character homes and rising numbers of more modern homes with some regeneration of older homes underway. The suburb’s make-up is underscored by a high ratio of separate houses (almost 87 per cent) and a significant number of rental homes (about 22 per cent) according to latest figures from CoreLogic RP Data.
You have excellent shopping options via the Greenacres, Sefton Park and Walkerville shopping centres just five minutes away. There are also many school and public transport options easily accessed and more shops on North East Road at Collinswood and Hampstead Gardens. Broadview Oval and Tennis Club are a short distance away on Myponga Terrace while there are public recreational facilities at Bennett Memorial Reserve, Laurie Knight Reserve, Taunton Rd Reserve and Manningham Reserve too as well as the River Torrens Linear Park.