South Brisbane Suburb Profiles
West End • Hill End • Highgate Hill
These inner city suburbs on the southern boundary of Brisbane are renowned for their cosmopolitan feel, and their close proximity to the CBD; making West End, Highgate Hill and South Brisbane attractive to those who prefer to embrace the urban lifestyle.
With its enticing mix of diverse shops, restaurants and clubs, the West End is popular with young professionals drawn to its recent redevelopment. Bordered by the Brisbane River to the south and west, West End is home to a young, chic contingent of residents who thrive on its multicultural heritage.
Highgate Hill, with its renovated Queenslanders, contemporary homes and new apartment buildings, offers magnificent views of the CBD and is located about three kilometres from the CBD.
Located on the south bank of the Brisbane River, South Brisbane’s redevelopment began in 1988 when it was host to World Expo ’88, which was constructed on former industrial sites and later transformed into South Bank Parklands. Fashionable and modern, South Brisbane is home to the Queensland Cultural Centre and Griffith University, as well as the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Queensland Maritime Museum.
Dutton Park • Fairfield • Yeronga
The lush green landscape of Dutton Park anchors these family-friendly suburbs that enjoy close proximity to the Brisbane riverside and the CBD.
Many parks dot these primarily residential suburbs, including Downs Oval, Goodwin, Robertson, Leyshon and Fehlberg Parks. Outdoor activities are enhanced by the many walking and biking pathways, and there is a ferry service to St. Lucia as well as City Cat service from Dutton Park to the city.
The Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre is the area’s major shopping facility, supplemented by local shops and restaurants throughout the three suburbs. Proximity to West End offers residents more exclusive choices in shopping and dining as well.
Kangaroo Point • Woolloongabba
Located across the Brisbane River from the CBD, Kangaroo Point is a peninsula that is connected to the city by the Story Bridge. It is a popular recreation spot due to its proximity to South Bank Parklands and Kangaroo Point Cliffs, where residents and visitors enjoy rock climbing and picnicking. Riverside residential projects and access to the CBD make Kangaroo Point popular with young professionals.
Home to the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba has a number of apartment buildings with stunning river views as well as heritage housing, including native Queenslanders and workers’ cottages.
Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba offer residents a variety of choices for both private and public primary and secondary schools as well as transportation options, including the landmark Story Bridge and Captain Cook Bridge, City Cat ferry terminals, bus service and nearby rail station access.
Greenslopes • Annerley • Tarragindi
Greenslopes is aptly named for its green sloping hills and the presence of Stephens Mountain, one of Brisbane’s largest hills. This established neighbourhood was born from vineyards and dairy farms, and most of its existing homes are pre-war, enhancing the character of the region. The CBD is easily accessed via Logan Road or the Southeast Freeway.
Annerley also enjoys an elevated landscape where you will find renovated Queenslanders and cosy apartment blocks. Proximity to the West End and CBD, as well as the Princess Alexandra hospital in nearby Woolloongabba, make it an attractive blend of urban and suburban for many medical professionals.
Tarragindi lies in a valley surrounded by ridges, with Tarragindi Hill to the west and Wellers Hill to the east. Housing choices are diverse here, from spectacular hillside residences to more inexpensive homes, and the local shops along Toohey Road are popular with residents. There is easy access to the CBD via train, bus or car along the Southeast Freeway.