Regarded as the 'Melbourne of Brisbane', Fortitude Valley is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat, and heritage-listed properties proudly stand among contemporary buildings.
The Valley, as it is affectionately known, is renowned for its nightlife, promotion of the arts, shopping precincts, dining options and home to one of the state’s most culturally diverse communities. It offers all the conveniences of an inner-city location whilst being within easy reach of the CBD. After a considerably urban renewal plan, the Valley has redeemed itself as one of Brisbane’s favourite precincts to live, work and play.
Live, work and play all in one spot.
Variety of units and apartments.
Where community, creatives and business come together.
With inner-city industrial roots, the area has evolved into a high energy urban retail and entertainment pocket, leading the way in Brisbane’s food, art and music scene. The Valley and Brunswick Street in particular, were Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and to this day, continues to be a hive of activity drawing live music and international DJ’s to the variety of bars and clubs. Residents also have the benefit of being in walking distance to the City, New Farm, the River as well as all the shops and cafés in the suburb. The suburb also boasts China Town and multiple quirky laneways that are known for their tiny shopfronts hosting small-time local fashion designers and pop up stores.
THE REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY
Small and large unit blocks.
The residential presence in Fortitude Valley continues to grow, with recent urban renewal projects reviving some of the once disregarded pockets of space. New developments such as Chester & Ella, FV by Peppers and 167 Albert Street, have lifted the quality of residential offerings. Only 20% of the properties are owner occupied, with the majority of tenants being young individuals who are drawn here for the hustle and bustle the suburb offers. Investors tend to purchase properties here, as it is considered inner city but doesn’t have the price tag surrounding suburbs do, whilst still having a high demand and considerable return on the rental market.
NEIGHBOURHOOD & LIFESTYLE
Is buzzing and always changing.
With an authentic and grungy character in some parts, and high-end elegance in others, The Valley boasts lots of choice when it comes to local activities. Having undergone one of the most significant transformations in Queensland. Substantial gentrification and urban renewal has had its way with the once shady suburb and it is now one of Brisbane’s most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. It is largely made up of young professionals and students, who want to be amongst the hub of activities and close to the city.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The James Street precinct.
By day, the suburbs chic laneways and upmarket James Street run the show. Leafy James Street has staked a claim as Brisbane and Australia’s foremost retail and lifestyle precinct. The Street features a curated mix of over 130 specialty stores including an impressive range of design showrooms and fashion boutiques, award-winning restaurants and cafes, a gourmet market hall, art galleries, design havens and grooming emporiums. The most recent edition of The Calile Hotel has again boosted the popularity of the street, adding numerous restaurants, retail spaces and a boutique hotel.