Brisbane from an agent’s perspective

Brisbane from an agent’s perspective

Place New Farm Lead Agent Alex Rutherford knows what's hot in Brisbane real estate and shares why she believes Brisbane’s inner suburbs are the PLACE to be!

By Candice Jackson | 2nd March 2015

Style chats with Place New Farm Lead Agent Alex Rutherford on Brisbane real estate, the Brisbane lifestyle and her fast faves in our beautiful city.

Place New Farm Lead Agent Alex Rutherford

Place New Farm Lead Agent Alex Rutherford

Why do people love living in Brisbane?

Being originally from interstate and having moved to Brisbane over nine years ago, I have always felt privileged to live in this beautiful, vibrant and growing city. After working for seven years at another Brisbane company, I was thrilled to move to Place New Farm not only because of Place’s positive and innovative culture, but also for the opportunity to live and work in the heart of Brisbane’s social hub.

I tend to work and spend the majority of my time in New Farm, Ascot, Hamilton and Newstead - I chose these areas because of the wonderful people who live there and the community spirit they encompass, as well as the endless array of dining, shopping and entertainment options. In addition to the great cafés and social hubs, nestled in these areas are truly unique and stunning properties. Whether it’s a classic Queenslander or an architecturally-designed home, each property within the Brisbane real estate market has something very special to offer - I consider it a privilege to be involved in matching the right people to the right property for their lifestyle choices and tastes. Check out my current listings!

I am particularly passionate about each of these areas, and acknowledge every day how lucky I am to be able to live, work and communicate every day with the people of our beautiful city – Brisbane.


For food…

Breakfast spots: The Little Larder (New Farm), Brio (Newstead), Double Shot Espresso (New Farm), Au Cirque (New Farm)

Relaxed dining:

Harvey’s (Fortitude Valley), Beccofino (Newstead), Gordita (Fortitude Valley), Longtime (Fortitude Valley), Gerard’s Bistro (Fortitude Valley)

Cheeseburger at Gerards Bar

Cheeseburger at Gerards Bar

Fine dining:

Soho Portside (Hamilton), Bucci (Fortitude Valley) Pony (Brisbane CBD)

BUCCI dining

Bucci, Fortitude Valley

After hours drink:

Byblos Portside (Hamilton), Flaming Olive (Fortitude Valley)

To shop…

Home wares: Homemaker The City (Fortitude Valley), King Furniture (Fortitude Valley)
Fresh produce: Eagle Farm Markets (Ascot) or Northey Street Markets (Windsor)

To play…

New Farm riverwalk boardwalk

New Farm riverwalk

Entertainment: Movies in the Park (Ascot) and New Farm Park (New Farm)
Arts:  Brisbane Modern Art Gallery (South Brisbane)
Markets: Eagle Farm (Ascot), Eat Street (Hamilton)
Fitness: New Farm Board Walk, New Farm Parkrun, Power Yoga (New Farm)

Dates to remember…

Teneriffe Festival

Teneriffe Festival

Valley Fiesta (around August)
Teneriffe Festival (usually in July)
Brisbane Comedy Festival in New Farm (February to March)

A hidden gem…

Northshore Riverside Park, Hamilton, is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a Sunday.

Get to know Alex Rutherford on YouTube or visit her property listings here.

Please note that this post has been sponsored. However, all opinions expressed by the writer are genuine and in their own words.


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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