In profile: New Farm 

Posted By Ed Cassidy  
19:13 PM

In profile: New Farm 

New Farm is considered one of Brisbane’s most sought after suburbs for investors, renters and owner-occupiers. Positioned only 2KM from the Brisbane CBD, with the river on its doorstep, it’s not hard to see why New Farm regularly ranks in Brisbane’s top ten suburbs for both residential sales and rental prices. New Farm is brimming with character and charm, boasting landmarks such as the New Farm Powerhouse which houses one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, Bar Alto. Just up the road, the Merthyr Village shopping precinct features an exciting range of dining and entertainment options (including the New Farm Deli Café which is a vibrant local family owned business with delicious food and outstanding coffee). One of Merthyr Village’s highlights is the annual New Farm Deli long lunch, a traditional long table feast paired with delicious drinks, fantastic company and authentic music and dancing. The Village also houses supermarkets and all the amenities needed to make life easy (Coles, Australia Post, medical facilities, the original American restaurant, The Smoke BBQ restaurant and Savour Cafe to name a few).


Extensive local amenities

Only 3km from the Brisbane CBD and just next door to the Fortitude Valley precinct, New Farm boasts our prized New Farm Park and Brisbane River walk. The perfect location to entertain friends and family and get your daily exercise in beautiful surroundings. 

New Farm boasts easy access to high quality private schools (including St Josephs College Gregory Terrace, Brisbane Grammar, All Hallows and Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)) and public schools (New Farm State School, Kelvin Grove College and the soon to be constructed Fortitude Valley State Secondary College). Bus and ferry systems are at the door and provide quick, easy access to precincts including the CBD, Fortitude Valley, Woolloongabba, Teneriffe, Bulimba, West End, East Brisbane and St Lucia.


Rental yields


Rental properties in New Farm see positive rental yields. Typically, apartments can yield between 4.5 and 5%. For example, a two bedroom two bathroom apartment in New Farm valued at $550K can return between $500 and $550per week in rental, which is a very strong return on investment, particularly considering what sets New Farm apart from other suburbs is the value that lies in the future capital growth. Obviously, it is important to keep in mind that yields are affected by a range of factors, some of which include at the present time the current pandemic and whether an apartment is air-conditioned as we head into summer. 


New Farm has a variety of high quality property for owner-occupiers and investors alike, from classic Queenslanders, to brand new luxury apartments ideal for downsizers, to older style well priced investment apartmentS. This diversity makes New Farm a fantastic suburb for living and investing!


Local knowledge is critical

A property management specialist who understands the local market can provide key guidance on maximising returns. 

Ed Cassidy has always been heavily involved the New Farm community. Ed currently works out of Merthyr Village and attends the Deli long lunch every year. Ed attended St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace and is a regular at New Farm Park and local restaurants.

Ed can complete a comparative market analysis free of charge, providing you with critical data relating to comparable rental properties in the area. 

New Farm is a fantastic place to live but there are a few things to be wary of... parking is becoming more of an issue in and around New Farm Park and as you move closter towards the Valley up Brunswick Street. There are a number of new high end developments and it’s inevitable that in the coming years there will be a number of multi-storey complexes being constructed. Before purchasing, I suggest touching base with me to see if you might be affected by these zoning changes. It is also very important to understand that New Farm is a flood-prone suburb and it is critical to check the positioning (for example, is it a ground floor apartment?) along with the corporate levies and insurance premiums when purchasing.

What makes Ed Cassidy Property operate so effective is that, on top of his 19 years industry experience, the communication is completely streamlined. As your property investment specialist, Ed is a single point of contact, not only for you but for your tenants and all other contractors in relation to your property. Ed is friendly and approachable and makes himself available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to his property owners.

Ed Cassidy Property is a leading residential property management agency in New Farm. Feel free to call Ed at any time on 0405 425 345 or email: for a FREE rent appraisal on your property.