Are you looking for a new inner-city home that’s also family-friendly? Then look no further than the Hawthorn neighbourhood.
Located around 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, this neighbourhood doesn’t only offer leafy tree-lined streets and spacious Victorian heritage homes. Hawthorn also features a range of walking/running trails, parks, (with many still reflecting their original 19th century layouts), restaurants, entertainment and cultural offerings. For lifelong learners or those with children, Swinburne University is just a stone’s throw away.
What are Hawthorn’s highlights?
First settled in 1830, Hawthorn is now one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. The average 3 bedroom home price tag is around $1.7 million to buy or $718 to rent per week.
The suburb is connected by three railway stations; Hawthorn, Glenferrie, and Auburn. It also has multiple tram routes.
The main place for shopping in Hawthorn is Glenferrie Road. It’s your one-stop local shopping strip, which includes banks, supermarkets, and boutique fashion and speciality stores.
There’s also Hawthorn Makers Market on the first Sunday each month. The markets’ legacy spans nearly 40 years and hosts more than 70 stallholders. You can find everything from handcrafted jewellery to stationery to home-baked goods.
Restaurants and Cafes
What type of dining experiences do you enjoy? You’re sure to find something that tantalises the taste buds in Hawthorn. Just some restaurants and cafes include:
- Vaporetto Bar & Eatery
- Penang Coffee House
- Gibson’s Wine Bar
- Bawa Cafe
- Liar Liar Cafe
- Huxtaburger Hawthorn
- The Counter
Hawthorn features reputable private primary and high schools including:
- Erasmus School of Primary Education
- Saint Joseph’s Primary School
- Scotch College
- Rossbourne School (special education)
There are also quality government primary and high schools to choose from:
- Auburn Primary School
- Auburn South Primary School
- Glenferrie Primary School
- Hawthorn West Primary School
- Auburn High School
- Swinburne Senior Secondary College
As mentioned earlier, Hawthorn is home to Swinburne University, which MBA News acknowledges as one of the top universities for entrepreneurship. You can find the University of Melbourne’s Hawthorn commercial campus there as well.
There’s plenty to see and do for Hawthorn residents, including:
- Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre and other sports grounds
- Hawthorn Arts Centre
- Public barbecues
- Lido Cinemas (around since the 1880s) – with Huxtaburger downstairs for a pre-movie meal
- Melbourne Tram Museum
- Anderson Park
- Fritsch Holzer Park
- Fairview Park
When it comes to medical support, you have a few options nearby including:
Eager to explore Hawthorn some more? If you’re ready to find your dream home in this beautiful neighbourhood, talk to your real estate agent about Listing Loop. You can discover “just listed” off-market properties for sale that suit your key criteria in the area!