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New Farm
New Farm 
An inner city suburb with a strong cafe culture and plenty of professionals. 

New Farm, Brisbane (0-5km)

New Farm is Brisbane's trendiet suburb. It was a drug and prostition hot spot until the 1990's. Then, gentrification kicked in and now New Farm has become a cafe hot spot, popular with professionals, gays, empty nesters and singles. It's just 2km from the city centre, borders Fortitude Valley and its night life options, it's on the ferry route, has great architecture down the southern end if you like peace and quiet, great tree lined streets, and some good everyday shopping options. This place is not cheap to live, but is incredibly convenient. (More information below and to your left <<<)

Rent $$$:

apartment rents are in the mid to expensive range

New Farm Park - end of Brunswick St


River, Parks, Inner city, Near QUT/Shillington

Queenslanders, art deco flats and modern apartments

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Gay/lesbian, Students

can be hard around Brunswick St and Merthyr Rd


drinks with friends

stilettos, black work shoes

New Farm was so named, when land was cleared to grow food for the expanding population in the early to mid 1800's.

There are three main shopping areas in New Farm: (1) Brunswick St - here you will find cafes, homewares stores, clothes, florists and a few other offerings. (2) Merthyr Village has some good food shops. (3) James St - an upmarket shopping area with a great  gourmet food market. There's always plenty of activity here and even more so in neighbouring Fortitude Valley. While the Valley is known for its nightlife and popularity with younger crowds, in New Farm you are unlikely to see much if any riff raff.

The architecture in New Farm is a combination of beaut restored Queenslander houses, art deco houses/low rise apartment blocks, and new modern high rise super expensive apartments. The streets are tree lined and generally wide.This is not a cheap place to live, but it is very appealing.

More than 2/3 of New Farm's residents have no children.

At the southern end of New Farm is New Farm Park. It's a large park popular with the locals. It also borders the Brisbane River and is next to The Powerhouse community arts facility - which also happens to have a great bar and restaurant and hosts a farmers' market on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

There is a good board walk at the western end of New Farm.

Parking: can be hard in Brunswick and James streets. Vibe: drinks with friends. Shoe equivalent: black work shoes, stilettos. Would suit: singles, professionals, empty nesters, childless couples. Location: inner city. Distance from city centre: 2km. Direction: east. Postcode: 4005

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