The William Jolly Bridge, the Victorian Bridge, the Riverside Expressway and the Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge offer South Brisbane easy accessibility to the CBD. Public transport in the area is excellent with two rail stations and regular bus routes to and from the City and surrounding areas.
With neighbouring suburbs Southbank and West End seeing rejuvenation and increased profile, South Brisbane has seen an increase in attraction from visitors and residents alike.
The demand for a near-city living has resulted in the land use be converted from industrial purposes to residential. With homes ranging from expansive penthouse apartments with river views to older weatherboard dwellings situated on smaller allotments, the type and quality of these residential properties vary considerably.
Commercial developments have also been completed in the area as a result of the area being an easily accessible extension of the central business district.
South Brisbane represents the central hub for arts activity in Brisbane, housing facilities such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Maritime Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Queensland Museum.
The Mater Hospital, the State Library, and the Queensland College of TAFE and Hospitality are also located in South Brisbane.
Schools in South Brisbane are Brisbane State High School, Somerville House and St Laurence's College.
The suburb also has a large number of local stores and close proximity to West End Markets.
The services and facilities have seen an increasing demand for housing in the area.