Suburb Profile: HAWTHORN!

Posted by Gabrielle Patterson on Jan 15, 2018

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Located 6km from the CBD, Hawthorn has transitioned from its heritage as a suburb only for the wealthy into a typically modern mix of old and new residential opportunities.

Families love the choice of schools and leafy parks, city workers love the proximity and young couples are increasingly choosing Hawthorn as the location for their first step on the property market with an apartment or townhouse.


Hawthorn is a mixed bag of quiet leafy streets and busier, buzzing residential and retail, particularly around Swinburne University and Melbourne University campuses. As a result, the local population also comprises a diverse mix of people.

This is a suburb where your neighbours will predominantly be students or professional singles and couples attracted to the busy atmosphere and convenient commute to the CBD.

On the weekends Glenferrie Road is usually bustling but backtrack a few blocks and you’re back into quiet young family territory and Victorian streetscapes.


Once one of Melbourne’s wealthier suburbs – the legacy of which is a landscape peppered with larger architectural gems – Hawthorn is going through its renovation, resulting in a number of new food and drink options to meet the demands of an increase in apartment-living urbanites.

Glenferrie Road is Hawthorn’s thriving retail arterial, packed with vibrant cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, fashion and retail stores.

The Swinburne University Campus ensures there’s a youthful vibe to the neighbourhood, which, if you can tap into the pace, offers plenty to enjoy.


With three train stations and a handful of tram services to choose from, Hawthorn is understandably high on the list of desirable suburbs for inner city commuters.

Families are also hooked on the range of nearby schools including Auburn South Primary School, Hawthorn West Primary School and Rossbourne School, again driving demand.

We think Hawthorn is a fantastic suburb to call home! If you are looking at buying a new property, contact us to find out about Luminary! Located at 131-141 Church Street, Luminary features generously sized floor plans and a range of customised lighting and joinery features with exotic European marble, usually reserved for only the highest end custom designed homes.

Contact us to arrange a private appointment:
Sunil Tolley – 0434 633 696

Gabrielle Patterson

By: Gabrielle Patterson

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