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The riverside suburb Newstead is located 3 km north of Brisbane’s central business district (CBD). It is now an up-market residential suburb, but Newstead was once an industrial area with timber yards, asbestos works, wharves and wool stores serving as its economic base. The north-west part of the suburb is mostly commercial, while the remaining portion is mainly residential. The present-day Newstead boasts of chic cafes and restaurants, upmarket studio apartments and renovated older homes.
By bus, the suburb is serviced by Brisbane Transport. By ferry, it is linked to Bulimba by a cross river ferry run by Brisbane Transport. The City Cat (catamaran ferry service) connects Newstead to the city.
Brisbane’s oldest existing home, Newstead House, is in the suburb. Constructed for pioneer Darling Downs squatter Patrick Leslie in 1846, the heritage-listed site sits on beautiful grounds overlooking the mouth of the creek. The famed Breakfast Creek Hotel, an ostentatious Victorian building, is within walking distance of Newstead House.
Spend a laid back day at Newstead Park or Perry Park and Bowen Park in Bowen Hills. Other parks in nearby areas include Vic Lucas Park and Johnson Park in Bulimba.
Moviegoers can get cinema experience at The Tivoli in Bowen Hills; and Palace Cinemas and Palace Centro Cinemas in Fortitude Valley. If you want to see live performances, your options include Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley, and Old Museum Building and Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills.
The choice of schools includes New Farm Primary School and New Farm State Primary School in Newstead; Fortitude Valley Primary School; St Joseph’s College Waterford Place and Brisbane Central Primary School; and more. Child care facilities include Bulimba Child Care Centre; Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre in Spring Hill; City Child Care in Fortitude Valley; Churches of Christ Care Kindergarten and Early Childhood Centre in Hawthorne; and more.
The nearest medical care facilities are Royal Brisbane Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital in Herston. Other options include Cura Day Hospital in Bowen Hills; Queensland Eye Hospital in Spring Hill; Healthcare of Australia and Pacific Day Surgery in Fortitude Valley; and more.
There is a Stop 2 Shop Convenience Store in New Farm. The most accessible groceries and supermarkets are located in Fortitude Valley: Burlington Supermarkets, Best Friends Foods, Lin & Company Thai Groceries, and Quick N Stop.
A few of the many retail shops in New Farm include The Bed Shop and Urban Fitout in Fortitude Valley; and The Candle Shop and Oswald Sealy in Newstead.
The dwelling type is predominantly flats, units or apartments, with a small percentage of semi-detached, row or terrace/town houses. 52% of homes are rented, whilst 27% are fully owned and 21% are being purchased.
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Metropole’s Brisbane Buyers Agent office is only 5-6km away from Newstead. We have helped many property investors find the right property for their investment goals in Newstead over the years. If you are looking for expert buyers agents for purchasing a property in Newstead, Metropole’s Brisbane buyers agents are here to help.
Michael Yardney is Australia’s most published property author and property investment expert. Michael Yardney owns Metropole’s buyers agents offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.