9.1 out of 10

South Brisbane

Ranked 36th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4764722560484 153.019021770038
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  • Eating Out
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 08, 2016

"Inner city living at it's best"

Woollongabba, known for its iconic cricket ground "The Gabba", is located only a kilometre from the CBD. At a closer look, the suburb holds a primary school, a hospital and two train stations, four bus stations and great shopping facilities with easy access to the Clem 7. Undergoing rapid gentrification, Woolloongabba is a great place to invest or reside with the Buranda locality given a new life as part of the Eastern Corridor Renewal Strategy.
Pros
  • Close to the CBD
  • Great public transport, busway, train station, or walk to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Amazing place to live"

Amazing shopping, nightlife and entertainment options....
Pros
  • Central
  • convenient
  • undervalued
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great housing pockets of old Queenslanders"

Woolloongabba is cut up by the south east freeway and Ipswich road, to provide a number of discrete housing pockets. High density living down near the gabba stadium, and lovely quiet leafy green streets of Queenslanders in other areas. Good public transport, great access to the southeast freeway (you can be down in surfers in 50 minutes) and the CLEM 7. Higher house prices keep the number of rentals in certain pockets down. Great multicultural markets/wholesalers in Balaclava Street. Upmarket restaurants and antique shops are springing up everywhere down on logan road 5 ways.
Pros
  • Close to the CBD
  • Great public transport, busway, train station, or walk to the city
Cons
  • Some areas are still under development
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Incredible area , with untapped hidden architectural treasures"

I was moving to Sydney in June 10 when I came briefly to Brisbane to visit a friend . I fell in love with a fantastic house and bought it that day . I now live in South Brisbane and cannot believe the other real estate bargains that are hidden throughout this suburb. Sydney was like this for years with suburbs like Redfern , Chippendale and Newtown whilst incredibly convenient to the city they didn't have prices to match !! All that has changed now ! My friends visiting me from Sydney are amazed at the short walk to Southbank and furthermore the City ....swimming ,bars , restaurants, museums and Westend all at your fingertips MAGNIFICENT !
Pros
  • Central
  • undervalued
  • convenient
Cons
  • lots of possums
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live for anybody"

This is a great place with access to everything
clubs and pubs
shopping, commercial and retail
buses and trains
main roads going north and south
and even the new tunnel is right here
easy access and quick to get anywhere you want
a nice quick trip will get you anywhere you need to go
quiet and comfortable
let me stay on please
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Awesome house"

If the rent would have been a little less, I would have never let the opportunity go by, as rent compared to city is a bit high but the house is a splendor in its own.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Southbank is full of life!"

Southbank is a vibrant suburb in the inner city region of Brisbane. Recently i went there for the River Fire festival which is held once a year. This suburb with close proximity to local entertainment and city buzz is a fantastic multi cultural environment for all to joy!

Cant wait till next years River Fire festival where the city comes a light !
4/5
2yrs+

"Riverside living - an excellent spot for families and students"

South Brisbane is one of Brisbane's popular suburbs, located just across the river from the CBD. Famous for the South Bank Parklands, it is a busy area but also popular with the locals due to the balmy riverside location with a great selection of restaurants and cafes.

South Brisbane is also an education hub, as it is home to some excellent secondary and tertiary educational institutions. There are some large corporates based here, so employment options abound. It is also a cultural area with a number of museums and libraries.

Accessing the CBD is easy - with frequent buses, ferries and trains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Has South Brisbane undergone modernisation, or what!!"

It used to be the pretty dingy side of town. Not very much too flash about it but it all changed all those years ago when Expo came to town. From that time on South Brisbane has continued to redevelop and incorporate new and exciting things to bring this area into modern times.

There are stunning buildings, especially in association with the Art Centre, large conference facilities, a man made beach at adjacent South Bank, lovely park area, outdoor dining and so much more. It is a place where you could easily spend the day looking around and enjoying what is on offer. There is something for all ages, races and interests.

When you go here, make sure you have the time to enjoy what is on offer.

From a commercial point of view, new buildings have been replacing the old.

South Brisbane and the adjacent West End and South Bank have tended to cater especially to the arty folk. There is much on offer for those with a strong interest in the arts. It tends to be an area where people with these interests are living and congregating.
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Best Streets in South Brisbane

"centre of the action"
-27.4733550589 153.014064202

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Grey St

2.5/5
"Main Street in South Bank"
-27.473773408 153.018216957
"great place for babies and toddlers"
-27.48224 153.02833
"A lovely river walk"
-27.4745947383 153.008504428

Stanley St

4.5/5
"CBD resort living here!"
-27.4842287201 153.0274786935
"Amazing Bike Track on the River"
-27.477489 153.023134