Have your smashed avo and eat it too: Brisbane’s best suburbs for foodies to buy a home

first_imgBrisbane foodie Amy O’Keefe bought her first home in this building in New Farm.BRISBANE’S BEST SUBURBS FOR FOODIES TO BUY A HOME Suburb Median unit price Average Zomato rating 1. New Farm/Teneriffe $580,500 3.65 2. Annerley/Fairfield $465,750 3.543. Coorparoo $420,000 3.52 4. Chelmer/Indooroopilly/Taringa $459,250 3.50 5. Alderley/Enoggera/Gaythorne $423,470 3.50 6. Camp Hill/Carina/Carindale $500,125 3.49 7. Corinda/Graceville/Sherwood $462,000 3.46 8. Ashgrove/Ashgrove West $437,500 3.45 9. Mansfield/Mount Gravatt/Wishart $423,390 3.45 10. Highgate Hill/South Brisbane $542,917 3.45 (Source: Zomato, Finder.com.au) Foodie Amy O’Keefe and partner, Ben Kasehagen, have their morning coffee at a cafe near where she bought a home. Photo: Liam Kidston.Miss O’Keefe admitted that while it was “doable” to afford an apartment in the exclusive suburb, buying a bigger house might be more difficult in future.“We can enjoy it as a young couple now, but we might have to be move further out later,” she said.“As a starting point, it seems like a pretty good long term investment.“New Farm’s never really going out of fashion.” MILLION DOLLAR BREAKTHROUGH A STEAL Coorparoo is a good suburb to buy a home if you’re a foodie.If you’re looking for a top notch dining spot in Brisbane’s west, Chelmer, Indooroopilly and Taringa are the top picks.On Brisbane’s northside dinners are buzzing about Alderley, Enoggera, Gaythorne, Grange, Newmarket and Wilston. “Foodies looking to buy an apartment in an area with top rated restaurants get good bang for their buck in 4051 where the median apartment price is $423,470 — a 3 per cent premium compared to the Brisbane average,” Finder.com.au money expert Bessie Hassan said.Postcode 4122, home to Mansfield, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wishart, also offers good value for foodies, with the median apartment price an affordable $423,390. RIPLEY’S FOCUS ON GREEN LIVING Perhaps surprisingly, Brisbane’s CBD scored poorly, achieving an overall rating of 3.26 out of 5, making it one of the city’s lowest rated foodie suburbs.Ms Hassan said these were the spots where home hunters might want to consider settling down if eating out was a priority.“Despite high property prices across Brisbane, there’s still the opportunity to get a good priced apartment in a great food region,” she said.“Being able to call some of Brisbane’s top eateries your ‘local’ is a major drawcard for some.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoOn the flip side, finder.com.au suggests foodies stay clear of the suburbs of Wynnum, Kingston and Runcorn, which scored the lowest. New Farm rates highly for its quality dining scene. Picture: Annette Dew.Rounding out the top three postcodes for highest rated restaurants are 4103 and 4151 — both in Brisbane’s inner south, with Annerley, Fairfield, Coorparoo and Carindale scoring highly when it comes to tantalising home hunters’ tastebuds.Coorparoo, with a median apartment price of just $420,000, is also the cheapest suburb for house hunters who love to eat out. ‘I’M GOING TO WEE IN YOUR PANTS’ Foodie Amy O’Keefe and partner, Ben Kasehagen, have their morning coffee at a cafe near where she bought a home. Photo: Liam Kidston.WHEN it came to buying her first home, Amy O’Keefe wasn’t fussy — it just had to satisfy one requirement. The self-confessed foodie has a smashed avocado habit that’s simply too hard to break, which is why she made a beeline for Brisbane’s top rated restaurant suburb.The city’s best foodie suburbs to buy into have been revealed, with New Farm on the northside and Annerley in the south topping the list based on ratings from restaurant index Zomato, analysed by comparison site finder.com.au.New Farm is the foodie capital of Brisbane, with the 4005 postcode earning the highest average restaurant rating of 3.65 out of 5. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE With a median apartment price of $580,500 the highest rated foodie suburb also comes out on top for price, with prices about 41 per cent higher than the median Brisbane unit price of $411,000, according to CoreLogic data.Miss O’Keefe and her partner, Ben Kasehagen, bought a one-bedroom, art deco apartment in the heart of New Farm last year and haven’t looked back.“There are heaps of cool cafes, lots of nice bars, and there’s always something going on in New Farm because of the facilities here,” she said.The 29-year-old occupational therapist said the couple ate out around four times a week.“You get home late from work and there are good options everywhere,” she said.last_img read more

Enyimba, Rivers Utd in Bruising Battle for S’final Ticket

first_imgTwo of the top teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League, Enyimba FC and Rivers United are to battle for one of the semi final tickets of this year’s Federation Cup this afternoon at the legendary Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.The two sides reached this stage of Nigeria’s oldest football competition in contrasting style.United scored eight times in their opening two games of the competition against Papilo FC and Kaduna United before meeting a brick wall against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) in the round of 16.Rivers United required a penalty shoot out to eventually over power 3SC after regulation time at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna finished 0-0. Enyimba also suffered a scare against lower-tier Julius Atete FC in their rescheduled round of 16 clash at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja before Ezekiel Bassey calmed jangling nerves with an opportunistic winner at the death.United and Enyimba both suffered defeats at the weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday to Sunshine Stars and Plateau United respectively but all that will count for nothing when the two giants go toe to toe on Wednesday.Goals have surprisingly been in short supply in clashes between these two sides but excitement levels have almost reached manic heights with no goals scored from open play in games involving Enyimba and Rivers United.On match day one of this season’s NPFL season, Obomate Frederick’s 66th minute free kick proved to be the difference as United shocked Enyimba 1-0 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.Enyimba dominated the reverse fixture in Umuahia but met the United goalkeeper, Sunday Rotimi in inspired form as the game, one of the best in the NPFL this season, finished goalless.But today, it promises to be yet another titanic battle with the stakes arguably higher than the two times the two sides had met earlier this season.Enyimba’s Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun, expects a tough examination for his side in Ibadan.“The game against Rivers United is going to be tough but then It’s never easy when you get to the quarter finals (of the competition),” he stressed.The Rivers United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, also addressed the media ahead of the big game.“It is always a big game when you play Enyimba. They are the only Nigerian club still left on the continent and we have a lot of respect for them.“However we are an ambitious club and we want to announce our arrival to the Nigerian football scene.“We want to compensate our Governor (Wike) and the people of Rivers State who have been solidly behind us all season,” Eguma said.There can only be one winner today and the side that shows the greater desire will take the garlands at the end of the clash in Ibadan.In another Federation Cup clash today in Abeokuta, FC Ifeanyi Ubah will be looking to extend their eight match unbeaten run in all competitions when they face Warri Wolves in the quarter finals at the MKO Abiola Stadium.Speaking ahead of today’s clash, coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Rafael Everton, is confident that his team can get the job done against Warri Wolves.“Warri Wolves are a very good side but right now the team spirit and confidence in the team is high. Especially after Saturday’s game. Getting a point against a highly physical team like Heartland in that sought of atmosphere has really lifted the spirit of the team.”Coach Rafael also went on to charge his players to put on a good defensive display on Wednesday.“We are yet to concede a goal in this tournament and that means that we have been strong defensively, we will try to also put up a great defensive display tomorrow because in a knock out competition, it is very important to keep it tight at the back.”Rafael went on to urge the fans to me out in their numbers and support the team today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more