It’s no secret that here at Hutton & Hutton we think New Farm is the bee’s knees. And honestly, why wouldn’t we?! It’s the best suburb in Brisbane (and dare we say Australia…)
However, we’re not the only ones who have a love for all things in New Farm; tenants love it too! We wrote an article not too long ago that revealed New Farm as the most popular suburb in Brisbane to own a rental property.
Needless to say, the gorgeous Queenslanders and art deco apartments available for affordable prices have something to do with the suburb’s appeal, but what else makes New Farm just so gosh darn attractive?
Let’s take a look!
(Credit: brentoncuthbert on Instagram) New Farm is just stunning!!
1. Location, location, location!
New Farm is in the perfect location for literally everyone at every stage in life! Want to rent out properties to students? All the major universities, TAFE, and educational institutions are all nearby and accessible via public transport. Families are covered in New Farm, with plenty of public and private schools nearby as well as parks and green spaces for the kids. Young professionals will love the proximity to Brisbane’s CBD for both work and pleasure, and retirees will be content with the large number of lifestyle options the area has to offer.
It really is the perfect location.
(Credit: smk37 on Instagram) Brisbane CBD is just minutes away
2. Did someone say drinks?
New Farm is home to plenty of nightlife, so your tenants will never have a dull Friday and Saturday night again! Mary Mae’s, Gerties, Sixes and Sevens, Bitter Suite, Mosconi, HellBound; your tenants are so spoilt for choice!
And if at the end of the night that’s still not enough, the entertainment district of Fortitude Valley is within walking distance.
(Credit: Sixesandsevensjamesst on Instagram) Magaritas and tacos? Can we say yes any faster?!
3. Brunch is sorted
There are a number of gorgeous boutique cafes in New Farm, all owned and operated by the loveliest of people who put their heart and souls into their business. One such eatery is the New Farm Deli, a wonderful little Italian-style café located in the Merthyr Shopping Village.
Your tenants will love stopping in for a coffee and a chat and will walk away with delicious, fresh local produce.
(Credit: newfarmdeliandcafe on Instagram) Gosh that looks so good!
4. Paw-fect for fur children
There are dogs everywhere in New Farm, and as self-professed dog lovers, we are not complaining! Neither will your tenants, especially if they have a furry friend of their own. New Farm Park is the perfect place to take the dogs for an afternoon stroll through the rose gardens. There are dozens of dogs frolicking in the grass every day. You can trust us because we’ve made it our mission to pat and photograph them all!
(Credit: dogs.of.new.farm on Instagram) Pippa is just one of the many cuties you’ll find around New Farm
5. Culture is on your doorstep
One thing tenants adore about New Farm is how central it is to the heart of art and culture in Brisbane. They can spend their weekends strolling the Graydon Gallery, Edwina Corlette Gallery, or the prestigious Phillip Bacon Gallery.
Alternatively, they can head down to the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse on the river and take in one of the installations or fabulous performances that occur all year round.
(Credit: edwinacorlettegallery on Instagram) Culture is everywhere in New Farm
6. High-end shopping experiences
James St is synonymous with luxury boutique retail. The area boasts so many amazing stores, all of which is mere footsteps from New Farm! Lit up by atmospheric fairy lights in the evening, it is impossible to avoid gazing into the beautifully decorated window displays and wandering in to try on the latest fashions.
Your tenants are going to love the variety at their fingertips!
(Credit: jamesstbne on Instagram) One of the many gorgeous shop fronts on James St
7. History is in every nook and corner
From the proud Queenslanders lining the streets to the old Jacarandas that have seen the decades roll by, New Farm is bursting with history and intrigue. The New Farm & Districts Historical Society has carefully pieced together the rich history of the area and proudly shares it with local community members.
New Farm was once called Binkinba (home of the land tortoise) and the traditional owners are Turrbal people of Brisbane. The land was then colonised and evidence of convict working sites can still be found on the Brisbane River’s banks in the form of limekilns dating back to 1870. Playing an important role in WW2 as a marine base and becoming home to many wealthy merchants and lawyers, the suburb slowly transformed into the quaint little community it is today.
Tenants will love knowing they are residing within an important piece of Brisbane’s history.
(Credit: Queensland Government) Looking out toward Brisbane CBD and Circular Quay from Bowen Terrace, New Farm in 1929
8. Plenty of opportunity for fun in the sun
Tenants love the countless outdoor activities New Farm has to offer! Whether it be a jog through New Farm Park, an afternoon of Barefoot Bowls at the Merthyr Bowls Club, a paddle in a canoe on the Brisbane River, some croquet at the Merthyr Croquet club, or a spot of tennis at the New Farm courts; there is no excuse for remaining inactive!
(Credit: rowandlisa on Instagram) Barefoot bowls is always fun for everyone
9. Afternoons are never dull
With the New Farm Cinema in the heart of the suburb offering the latest movies as well as screenings of the old classics, how could you expect people to stay at home? For those who’ve looked at too many screens through the week and want a digital detox, the New Farm Library is open Saturdays for the community to curl up with a favourite book. If you need to sweat it out a bit, The Home of Yoga is open every afternoon offering classes to help relax.
Tenants love the wide variety of options to wind down and prepare for the working week.
(Credit: focusproductionsptyltd on Instagram) New Farm Library is the perfect place to unwind and relax
10. The people are the best part
Every shop you enter you’ll be greeted happily, every person you pass in the street has a smile to offer, and everywhere you go you’ll feel the community spirit New Farm has to offer.
That’s the biggest reason people flock to the area. Above all the shops, cultural landmarks, cafes, restaurants, outdoor spaces, and beauty New Farm has to offer, the thing tenants love the most is being a part of a connected community.
(Credit: Hutton & Hutton) The H & H team are just one of the many friendly faces of New Farm