Southbank is a trendy suburb. What Southbank is to Melbourne is what Sydney is to Pyrmont. Just like Sydney's Darling Harbour, this area has a casino with an abundance of restaurants. This area is also home to many street performers.
The majority (it feels like all) single males in Melbourne choose to live in this area. Views of the city are enjoyed from your apartment, and if you live fairly high up - your wet hair will be dry in less than 30 seconds. This area can be quite windy at times.
One of many street performers along the Yarra River promenade
This area spells luxe and convenience for professionals who have hardly any time for work, and in lieu of this - they prefer to party instead.
What Southbank is known most for:
Yarra River Promenade
Arts and culture
Quality restaurants and cafes
Nearby South Wharf. Although South Wharf is Melbourne's newest suburb in its own right, yet people still associate the other side as Southbank.
Swanky, stylish bars.
Roaring Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne
Right near the NGV International on St Kilda Road
Who lives in Southbank:
Busy people who don't want to trade in their enviable lifestyle
Right near some of Melbourne's popular gardens too
Housing wise, apartments flock this area. Southbank is home to new high rise apartments, including the Eureka building.
Vibe: Work hard and play hard.
It is all happening here
If Southbank was a food it would be:Pasta.
If Southbank was a cartoon character it would be: Mickey Mouse.
If Southbank was a shoe it would be:Black working shoes and stilettos.
Parking: Difficult. Parking inside Crown can also be a challenge at peak times.
Transport:Private ferries are available on the Yarra River. Many Melburnians enjoy the Williamstown ferry. This area is also serviced by trams, with the stop right outside Crown and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre being the most popular. This tram stop services tram routes 96, 109 and 112.
Distance from the CBD: 2km
Nearby areas: South Wharf, Docklands, South Yarra, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.
Those that have a life with a bit of dough to splash love it here in Southbank