Combining luxurious high-rise apartment living with an impressive arts and entertainment precinct, Southbank is a relatively recent residential newcomer, springing to life a couple of decades ago. Now it’s an entrenched part of the Melbourne fabric, renowned for its world-class, waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment.
The life and soul of Southbank is the affluent, buzzing Southbank Promenade. This path stretches along the south side of the Yarra River from the popular Southgate shopping and dining complex to the glittering Crown Casino. Southbank is an important cultural hub that includes the Melbourne Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, the Malthouse Theatre, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Victorian College of the Arts. It also includes the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum.
An epicentre of convenience, residents have their pick of transportation options to the CBD, but most elect to walk since its just across the river. To escape the urban hustle and bustle, locals can take a stroll through their backyard - the lush and tranquil Royal Botanic Gardens.
Significant and rapid residential development has occurred in Southbank in recent years, with the population skyrocketing. The vast majority of resident’s live-in high-rise apartments, the tallest of which is the 300m tall Eureka Tower. The 92-level tower is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings.
You’ll find lots of independent people settling into Southbank’s gleaming apartment towers and prime location, from young people who work in the city to those who have swapped the big backyard for the downsized convenience of a city apartment.
Southbank is the hub of modern living, catering to all. It continues to grow and evolve, with no signs of pumping the breaks.