Salisbury is about 12km south of the Brisbane CBD and is an older suburb developed mainly in the 1950s and 60s. Approximately half of the land in the suburb is allocated residential, and the other half is commercial/industrial. There is very little vacant land left and it is expected that as land prices and demand rise, there will be a reallocation of existing commercial / industrial sites to the development of residential buildings.
The suburb contains a diverse array of housing styles ranging from two-bedroom workers’ cottages through to the larger family homes. There are a few homes of the newer low and high-set brick variety. Some parts of Salisbury are quite leafy with many homes located beside Toohey Forest Park neighbouring the Griffith University Nathan Campus. Salisbury has seen good growth in median house prices in recent years, due to its location near the city and the opportunity its housing mix has presented to an ever-increasing section of the population who wish to renovate older style houses. It is expected that the price growth will continue in the future.
There are some community facilities located in the suburb including St Pius X Catholic Primary School and the Southside Christian College. There are a number of Salisbury parks including the Russ Hall Park, the Kookaburra Park and the Showground Trotting Track.