South Brisbane's history extends back to the initial settlement of Brisbane, when the river caused a physical barrier to the town, creating a separate township.
The magnificent South Brisbane Town Hall is still a vivid reminder of this bygone era.
These days, the William Jolly Bridge, the Victoria Bridge, the Riverside Expressway and the new Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge mean the CBD is easily accessible to South Brisbane residents.
Originally the majority of land in South Brisbane was used for general industry purposes, however, most of the land has been converted back to residential to satisfy the renewed increase in demand for near-city living.
Commercial developments have also been completed, as the suburb is an easily accessible extension of the central business district.
The type and quality of residential properties in South Brisbane varies considerably, with homes ranging from older weatherboard dwellings situated on relatively small allotments, to expansive penthouse apartments with river views.
The rejuvenation of the South Bank parklands coupled with the increasing profile of neighbouring West End is attracting an increasing number of visitors and residents.
South Brisbane also represents the central hub for arts activity in Brisbane, housing the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Maritime Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Queensland Museum.
Also located in the suburb are the Mater Hospital, the State Library, and the Queensland College of TAFE and Hospitality.
The services and facilities have adapted well to the increasing demand for housing in the area.
Public transport in the area is excellent with two rail stations (South Brisbane and South Bank Stations) and regular bus routes to and from the City and surrounding suburbs.
The introduction of the Southeast Busway tunnel and priority road lanes have made the bus network more efficient in recent years.
Schools in South Brisbane are Brisbane State High School, Somerville House and St Laurence's College.
The West End Markets and retail shopping in the City complement local stores and supermarkets.