Hawthorn is a residential suburb located just 6 kilometres east from Melbourne’s CBD, and has its local government area in the City of Boroondara.
The suburb traces its origin as far back as the 1830’s when the first settlement developed in the region. The suburb is thought to have obtained its name from an observation by one of the area’s first lieutenant who likened the native shrubs to those of the Hawthorn bushes.
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In addition to this, Hawthorn’s significant role in the Gold-Rush era makes it one of the city’s remnant bulwarks. Today, it is one of the most posh suburbs in the city and this reflects in the value of the property markets. Interestingly, there is also a high student population in the suburb, largely due to the fact that Swinburne University has its main campus in Hawthorn. There are excellent educational institutions in the region and this makes it an ideal place for the whole family to settle.
Hawthorn’s public facilities are designed to offer great convenience and simplicity. Look out for the Hawthorn Town Hall whose ancient building is an excellent representation of architectural styles that were in vogue in the 19th century. Other public facilities include public BBQ areas, sporting facilities as well as infant welfare centres. Hawthorn Citizens’ Youth Club caters for the young people within the suburb.
Hawthorn is home to eclectic hotels that include the iconic Governor Hotham Hotel on Burwood Road, the stylish Quest Hawthorn as well as the Glenferrie hotel. A visit to the suburb is incomplete without some retail therapy along Glenferrie Road which is the main shopping strip here. You will find supermarkets, dozens of specialty stores as well as retail chain outlets for all your shopping needs.
Getting around Hawthorn is pretty easy as there are three train stations; Auburn, Glenferrie and Hawthorn which are all serviced by the Belgrave, Lilydale and Belgrave train lines. The region is also served by a number of tram routes including: 16, 48, 70, 72, 75 as well as 109.
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