Suburb Property Profile: South Brisbane, QLD 4101


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in South Brisbane, Queensland? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics 

The upbeat suburb of South Brisbane is nestled next to the Brisbane River and just 3kms across from the Central Business District. During 1897, the first electric tramway in Brisbane ran on South Brisbane’s Stanley Street. Over the years, it has emerged as a fashionable and modern residential area and has also become one of Queensland’s most popular cultural and entertainment hubs. Having a rich history, the town has many heritage-listed buildings and is a vital part of the City of Brisbane.

Being in an inner city setting and having a relaxed neighbourhood, South Brisbane is well known to professionals, singles and families with more expected to move in.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the population has around 12 300 people and close to 3 000 families settled in. There are over 8 000 private dwellings and the median age is 29 years old. Majority of the residents belong to the 20 to 24-year-old age group. 

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Travel & Infrastructure

At a convenient location, catching public transport is no issue with a range of different ways to commute. Only a short walk, the South Brisbane Railway Station is operated by Queensland Rail and has 3 platforms carrying passengers along the Beenleigh Line, the Cleveland Line and the Gold Coast Line. On the other hand, the South Bank Station is also less than 2kms away. Buses are operating frequently  with a few stops at Cordelia Street and Vulture Street. Being close to the riverside, travelling by ferry is another option while drivers can head down the Pacific Motorway.

Partnering with Brisbane Metro, the Brisbane City Council is aiming to deliver a 21km service with two train lines connecting 18 stations from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and from Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to The University of Queensland. Major construction works are already underway focusing on upgrades and precinct enhancement for the Cultural Centre Station. Expected to continue on until 2024, South Brisbane can look forward to improved walkways, cycling amenities, accessibility and revitalised streetscapes.

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South Brisbane offers an unlimited number of stores, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes to eat at. On Boundary Street, the Soda Factory Shopping Centre has some casual dining and a handful of services. Meanwhile, the West Village Shopping Precinct and The Laneway West Village Shopping Centre are both just an easy walk with health and beauty services, retailers and markets. Have some delicious food at the Hello Please Restaurant with wall murals and a terrace or go over to Julius Pizzeria for wood fire pizzas and tasty Italian cuisine set against a contemporary space with brick archways. To add, the Bacchus Restaurant serves upscale modern Australian dishes by the poolside. 


Schools & Recreation

There are a variety of schools within the vicinity for both young and older students. Those in secondary school can walk to the Brisbane State High School or attend the Brisbane South State Secondary College which is around a 4km drive. The West End State School and St Joseph’s Primary School are both less than a 3km trip. Preschool children are looked after at Cottage Grove Early Learning or at Edge Early Learning. Higher education is also available at the TAFE Queensland South Bank Campus or at the Griffith University South Bank Campus. 

Right next door to iconic city attractions, there are heaps to do and experience at South Brisbane. Only a 1km distance, bring your family to the Queensland Museum which showcases science and natural history exhibits. Alternatively, the Queensland Maritime Museum has historic vessels you can climb aboard along with other artefacts and photographs. Feel just like a tourist and take photos by the famous Brisbane Sign with the city backdrop or go for a ferris wheel ride and enjoy panoramic views at The Wheel of Brisbane. Be transported to a lush ecological park with wildlife, vast walkways and tropical plants at the Rainforest Walk. Have some fun at the Riverside Green Playground or sit back by Streets Beach with a lagoon and picnic spot. Visit the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre which hosts monthly events including concerts, live productions, seminars and comedy shows. 

If you’re searching for a new home or investment, the wonderful suburb of South Brisbane truly has it all. 

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Looking to purchase an off the plan property in South Brisbane? Get in touch with iBuyNew and speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 to find out how we can help. Click here to find out the latest facts and figures on South Brisbane.


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Published on 4th of November 2022 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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