New Farm is one of Brisbane’s most highly desired and exclusive enclaves to live. When you visit this peninsula suburb it’s not hard to see why. It has so much to offer, including an unrivalled riverside lifestyle, one of Brisbane’s oldest and grandest parks, Brisbane’s coolest, contemporary theatre and Brisbane’s most upmarket and stylish shopping and dining precinct.

New Farm has come a long way from its beginnings as a penal farm tended by convicts to the uber-sophisticated inner-city suburb it is today. Located only two kilometres east of the CBD, New Farm is renowned for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, rich history, community-mindedness and classy cafés and restaurants.

Home to professionals, singles, and affluent families a New Farm lifestyle is highly sought after due to its convenient location to the city, its top-notch range of local boutiques and restaurants, its café culture, its location on the edge of the Brisbane River and proximity to high quality schools.

Nearby neighbourhoods include: Teneriffe, Newstead, and Fortitude Valley.

Quality Schools

Quality schools in and near New Farm include:-

  • New Farm State School
  • Holy Spirit School
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • All Hallows’ School
  • St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace
  • Brisbane Grammar School
  • Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School

Homes of New Farm

Whether it be a gracious old Queenslander or grand Colonial, a contemporary architectural home or riverfront apartment, New Farm is home to some of Brisbane’s finest and most prestigious real estate. The median price for houses in New Farm is well above Brisbane’s median. Riverfront properties and those located on the New Farm/Teneriffe Hill are the most exclusive.

Unlike other riverside suburbs, New Farm has not experienced an explosion of high-rise apartment development and has retained its charm with small to medium sized apartment blocks and upmarket warehouse conversions.

New Farm is custodian to a number of grand and architecturally historic homes including
Inglenook, an iconic Brisbane homestead built in 1888, Santa Barbara, a Spanish Mission-style residence built in 1930 and Elystan House, a stately Federation-style home built in 1908. The charming historical and character homes mixed in with modern architectural masterpieces are what make New Farm such an attractive place to live.

Why We Love New Farm

New Farm is a suburb like no other in Brisbane. It is a charasmatic yet genteel place with so much to offer those lucky enough to call 4005 their home. Here are some of the reasons why we love New Farm so much:-

  1. In New Farm everything is within walking distance:
  • The CBD (2km)
  • The Brisbane River
  • New Farm Park – one of Brisbane’s oldest and grandest parks
  • Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane’s coolest contemporary theatre (see image below)
  • First-class shopping and dining at James Street, Brunswick Street and Merthyr Road
  • Brisbane’s most vibrant farmers’ market – Jan Powers Farmers Markets
  • First class dining and bars at Howard Smith Wharves and all it has to offer
  • New Farm Five Star Cinemas
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2. By far one of the greatest benefits of living in New Farm is its location on the edge of the Brisbane River. The riverfront areas provide walking and bike paths as well as picnic areas, parks and playgrounds.

3. New Farm would have to be one of Brisbane’s top hot spots for dining and entertainment. James Street, Merthyr Road, Brunswick Street are where it is at for brunch, lunch and after-hours socialising. Some of New Farm’s most famed venues are:

  • Beccofino
  • The Balfour Kitchen
  • The New Farm Deli
  • Bar Alto

4. Although very much an urban suburb, New Farm has a surprising number of parks and green spaces including one of Brisbane’s most loved parks, New Farm Park – home to the iconic Jan Power Farmers Markets and nearby New Farm Bowls Club. Another fantastic New Farm park is Wilson Outlook Reserve– a riverfront park with a super-duper playground.

5. New Farm is home to the famous Jan Power Farmers Markets located in the forecourt of Brisbane Powerhouse. This iconic, bustling farmer-focused market has been going strong for over 20 years and draws in food-lovers from all over Brisbane. High quality farm-fresh produce, homemade gourmet products, artisan cheeses, smallgoods, handmade pasta and bread, and food stalls aplenty. This market is a treasured local weekly must do.

6. There are number of high end hotels located in and near New Farm including Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm, The Calile Hotel on James Street, The Brunswick Hotel, and Crystallbrook Vincent at Howard Smith Wharves.

7. New Farm is well-connected to other parts of Brisbane by train, bus and ferry. The nearest train station is on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. Several convenient bus services run through the suburb including the CityGlider which connects locals to the CBD, Fortitude Valley and Teneriffe. New Farm has two ferry terminals – one at New Farm Park and one on Sydney Street. Locals can catch the CityCat to riverside stops all over Brisbane.

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