Newstead Suburb Profile
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The suburb is bounded by Breakfast Creek to the north and Brisbane River to the east. The northern and western parts of the suburb, centred on Breakfast Creek Road, are predominantly commercial, with the remainder of the suburb, particularly near the river, becoming increasingly residential. And within this area, there is so much to be discovered, from stunning, historical Newstead House, to the iconic Booroodabin Bowls Club.
As real estate agents in Newstead QLD, we know there is a lot to love. Let us show you.
Snapshot of Newstead
Newstead is an inner northern riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It’s situated 3.3 kilometres (2.1 mi) northeast of the Brisbane central business district. The suburb takes its name from Newstead House, built and named in 1846 by pioneer grazier Patrick Leslie, which in turn takes its name from Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, England. Originally dominated by timber yards, asbestos works, wharves and wool stores, today the suburb’s present up-market residential suburb belies its industrial past.
The tall iron structure of the No. 2 gasholder on Skyring Terrace is a remnant of the Newstead Gasworks, which was established in 1887 as Brisbane’s second gas works. The structure, however, was originally located at the Petrie Bight gasworks, where it was erected in 1873. Another iconic spot is Booroodabin Bowls Club (nicknamed ‘The Boo’) centrally situated on the corner of Breakfast Creek Road and Edmonstone Street.
The pride of the suburb is, of course, Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest existing home, built for pioneer Darling Downs squatter Patrick Leslie in 1846. It is set in superb grounds overlooking the mouth of the creek and is within easy walking distance of the famed Breakfast Creek Hotel – a flamboyant Victorian structure that has been described as ‘the very soul of Brisbane’.
Newstead House’s glory days came during the time of the residence of Captain John Clements Wickham, the official resident and magistrate of the Moreton Bay settlement and a noted and gracious host. Wickham had previously been Commander of HMS Beagle and sailed with Charles Darwin. While an admission fee must be paid to visit the house, the gardens (now Newstead Park) are a public park.
As a local real estate agency in Newstead, we adore the area which is only 1km from the Brisbane CBD and one of the most highly sought-after suburbs in Brisbane. It has a multitude of lifestyle, commercial and even education hubs and a wonderful, eclectic mix of old and new residential properties that bring character and luxury to the area.
If you’re interested in learning more about Newstead, get in touch with us – your expert real estate agency, Newstead.
Best Life Agency | Real Estate Agency, Newstead, QLD
As real estate agents in Newstead, we know the area very well and, simply put, we are huge fans. Unique among the suburbs, Newstead has an edgy appeal that is currently making it one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs and a wonderful place to continue your property journey. Its industrial heritage still lurks around the borders of the refurbished urban precincts giving it a vibe and appeal all its own. The distinct beauty of this place has been drawing visitors in for ages, giving us the opportunity to be the best real estate agency in Newstead to show them around.
Because it’s within arms-length of the city and other popular suburbs, Newstead has become a draw for a slightly younger demographic who still want access to their urban haunts and the lifestyle benefits of a suburban locale.