NEW FARM At A Glance
Affluent New Farm with its lush green surrounds sits on the banks of the Brisbane river. Home to a budding population of young professionals and well-to-do families, the district’s leafy location, convenience to the CBD and vibrant community make New Farm one of the most talked about inner-city hotspots.
The Powerhouse and New Farm Park precinct, lush green parklands and industrial heritage architecture.
New Farm Park is the heart of this suburban community - a hotspot on Saturday mornings for their fresh produce markets and family activities.
The area surrounding Merthyr Road was a separate suburb in its own right (named Merthyr) until 1975.
New Farm is the one of the most sought-after suburbs in Brisbane’s inner-north and it’s easy to see why with lush leafy streetscapes, refurbished traditional homes and generous community parks. The riverside address boasts wide expanses of water views, adding to the picturesque nature of this community-centric area.
Within close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and the thriving youthful suburbs of Teneriffe and Newstead, New Farm is a hub of activity for every man and his dog. New Farm Park, Brisbane’s most beloved outdoor asset, is home to farmers’ markets, barbecues, performances, cultural events and sporting events.
Bordering New Farm Park is the iconic Brisbane arts destination Brisbane Powerhouse. The former 1920s power station has been reborn as a multi-purpose precinct for the arts, boasting some of Brisbane’s best exhibitions and cultural performances.
The CityCat ferry has regular services linking people to the nearby CBD and neighbouring suburbs, and cycling enthusiasts make the most of the riverside walking and bike path linking New Farm to the city’s Eagle Street precinct.
Although it’s an inner-city location, New Farm is a quiet haven away from the hustle of nearby high-rise commercial precincts. The area attracts a mixture of affluent families and young professionals who seek the convenient central location and access to outdoor spaces, as well as solace from the pace of city life. Some of the larger refurbished properties are owned by long-established New Farm families.
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Self-proclaimed ‘hub for contemporary culture’, the Brisbane Powerhouse is a thriving multi-purpose arts facility. Originally a powerhouse built in the 1900s, the building lay derelict for years until its refurbishment in 2000. Now the industrial, edgy space is home to a variety of cultural events and exhibitions, welcoming up to 700,000 people per year.
MERTHYR BOWLS CLUB
Arguably one of the best locations on the Brisbane River, Merthyr Bowls is hidden among the houses that line the banks. The relaxed space is a hot spot for locals craving a game of barefoot bowls, accompanied by a barbecue and brews on a balmy afternoon.
JAN POWERS FARMERS’ MARKETS
New Farm’s Powerhouse is teeming with locals on Saturday mornings for the renowned fresh food Jan Powers Farmers’ Markets. The bustling stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, local dairy products and sweet treats draw a regular crowd, with the nearby dog park also getting a work out.
New Farm boasts a blend of beautifully refurbished traditional houses, large modern homes, townhouses and apartment complexes within lush green surrounds. The industrial architecture of neighbouring Teneriffe bleeds into the area, with heritage listed woolstores housing edgy loft-style apartments. Properties along the river’s edge take advantage of picturesque views with large balconies facing outwards to nearby Hawthorne and Bulimba.