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If You’re Searching for the Best Suburbs in Brisbane for Families, We Have Your Answer

Thursday October 18, 2018 ● By Emma Atkin // Place New Farm


This suburb boasts some of the most desirable assets that Brisbane families are after when house hunting.

Located just two kilometres east of Brisbane’s CBD, home to one of Brisbane’s most iconic parks and cultural landmarks and close to some of Brisbane’s best schools… if all this is music to your ears, you may find your next home in New Farm if you’re after the best suburbs in Brisbane for families 

From its origins as a home to Italian migrants after the Second World War, through to its grungy reputation in the 1980s, New Farm has emerged from a 20-year gentrification process incomparable to any suburb in Brisbane.  

Its retro vibes, active lifestyle, weekend farmers markets and sophisticated bar scene has made this suburb popular with executive families. Offering the ideal low-maintenance, inner city lifestyle.    

Family Weekends 

New Farm sells itself as a suburb with considerable lifestyle offerings due to its abundance of weekend activities. Take a morning stroll along one of New Farm’s leafy green streets, and you’ll find a multitude of delicious cafes that serve everything for the family  from indulgent eggs benedict to vibrant acai bowls. 

Everything you need is only a short stroll away, making New Farm the perfect location for both young and established families looking to spend time together on the weekend.   


New Farm park and its resident Brisbane Powerhouse are iconic landmarks, providing the perfect Sunday afternoon destination.  

Brisbane Powerhouse is a converted power station and premier entertainment venue for arthouse theatre, music and even weddings. Situated on one of the Brisbane river’s premier viewpoints, you’ll also find trendy bars and cafes with some of the best vistas on offer. 

New Farm Cinema is a boutique, friendly neighbourhood cinema where you’ll find the latest Hollywood movies, along with fun events, festivals and advance screenings. Cheaper than most main stream cinemas, New Farm cinema is a great family experience.  


New Farm’s proximity to the CBD enables it to be close to some of Brisbane’s most prestigious schools. All Hallows school for girls, along with Brisbane Grammar school are both minutes away. Not to mention the historic New Farm State School, a highly regarded primary school situated on New Farm’s tree-lined streets.  


New Farm’s homes have been shaped and moulded by the suburbs’ eclectic past. You’ll find everything from art-deco pads to heritage homes and exclusive apartment buildings. The western enclave of New Farm is where you’ll find the larger Queenslander homes, along with blocks of art-deco apartments. Many of New Farm’s 1980’s developments have been demolished and developed - in their place now stand luxury apartment complexes and riverfront family homes.  

New Farm is one of Brisbane’s rare suburbs that has something for everyone. As your children grow and their needs change, New Farm will continue to provide exactly what they’re looking for in a suburb. As for parents, its friendly community vibe, wonderful dining options and low-maintenance lifestyle enables it to be one of the best suburbs in Brisbane for families.  

If you’d like to learn more about New Farm, download your free suburb profile here.