South Bank or Fortitude Valley?

Hi, Im just relocating to Brisbane from France and I'm hesitating between Fortitude Valley and South Bank...
Any advice?
I am a young professional. I use public transportation to go to work but I dont mind walking in the city and I like night life (latino and clubs mainly)... in case it helps. =)
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dib542 2yrs+
Hi Anna,

i lived in the Valley for 2 years as a student 2007-2008 and i loved it. i recommend it if you are the type of person that does not mind that the place becomes party central every weekend. and perhaps as result of that is the place gets trash everywhere every friday, saturday, and sunday night, which is cleaned up every morning. there is also a fair homeless population mostly around the train station. not sure if this has changed recently. Note: the block just around the train station, north of wickham st... not so good. some of the smaller streets too... just checkout Street View first.

Basically there are 2 places to go clubbing in Brisbane, #1 is the Valley, #2 is the city centre, the #3 which are not really clubs would be the bars around West End and Toowong where many students (and in West End, hipsters/hippies) go to drink beer. There are no latino clubs, not that i now of.

Southbank is more of a family outing, cultural centre, and fine restaurant destination.

if you are excited by hustle and bustle and like to party, the answer is Fortitude Valley. if you like to relax and eat out a lot, the answer is Southbank. despite their different faces they are similarly up-market, and both are transportation centres. Every train passes through the Valley, and almost every train and bus passes through Southbank. walking from either to the city centre is fine and easy, but the southbank route is nicer to look at. then again, the Valley despite its name is a decent height above the city centre, you have a constant uphill incline to walk to it so i rarely did, i would just get the bus.
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Em87 2yrs+
Hi Anna,

In terms of affordability I would suggest Fortitude Valley as there are some nice units for reasonable prices. The nightlife is pretty happening in the Valley too but it really depends on what you are in to - some of the places can be a bit off. If you went with Southbank you would have a wide range of restaurants to choose from and with West End just up the road the clubs are covered too.

Public transport in both areas is really good as you are really close to the city so pretty much all the buses around Brisbane pass through those areas.

Hope this helps you :)
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