Located 6km east of the CBD with a population of 19781 (2006 census). Hawthorn is located close to the city and therefore land is a scarcity. As such detached properties in this location fetch high prices and some of Melbourne’s more affluent residents. However Hawthorn is home to the Swinburne University of Technology and therefore the large number of apartments blocks in the area ensure its population maintains a rough equal split between owner occupiers and renters. Streets are generally tree lined, and aside from areas surrounding the larger commercial hubs, the suburb maintains an attractive residential feel. The Hawthorn Hotel is one of Melbourne’s most popular pubs, and along with other venues in this suburb, regularly features live music.
Erasmus School of Primary Education,
St. Josephs Primary School
Swinburne University of Technology
Glenferrie Primary School
Hawthorn West Primary School
Hawthorn Secondary College
Auburn Primary School
Auburn South Primary School
Hawthorn, Glenferrie, and Auburn Railway Station, and tram services – 16, 48, 70, 72, 75 and 109.
Glenferrie road is the major shopping strip and attracts visitors as well as residents. Pubs, restaurants, cafes and a large selection of shops and supermarkets make this one of Melbourne’s most popular shopping strips.
Houses are generally period in style – Victorian or Edwardian, single or Double fronted, weatherboard or brick designs. Newer high speck detached, or semi-detached town houses are also common, grandly built with the affluent owner occupier in mind. Apartment blocks ranging from the 1960s/70’s – some older and Art Deco in design – are commonly found towards the commercial shopping hubs and public transport zones.