WHO’S NEXT DOOR
Hawthorn is a mixed bag of quiet leafy streets and busier, buzzing residential and retail buildings, particularly around the 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’ll be back in a quiet area filled with young families 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 a renovation, resulting in a number of new food and drink options to meet the demands of an increase in apartment-dwelling urbanites.
Glenferrie Road is Hawthorn’s thriving retail arterial, packed with vibrant cafés, restaurants, fashion outlets, and retail stores.
Swinburne University ensures there’s a youthful vibe to the neighbourhood which, if you can tap into the pace, offers plenty to enjoy.
THE NUMBER GAME
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, all of which influence the rising demand.
A two bedroom apartment will currently cost you around $608,000, with a similar apartment bringing in rent of around $450 per week.