Hawthorn is an inner suburb belonging to the government area of Boroondara, 6 kms East of Melbourne. It is regarded as one of the most affluent suburbs with the highest land values in the country.
Hawthorn is generally regarded to be one of Melbourne’s surviving bastions of Gold Rush expansion. It is noted for the range and quality of the restaurants, which sizzle with the spirit of ethnic diversity. The Glenferrie Road is a major shopping arena with an array of chains and speciality stores interspersed with major super markets. It also is also designated to be one of the major activity centres in Melbourne 2030.
This beautiful suburb has a number of public recreation areas, including a plethora of captivating parks and Sports clubs.
The Swinburne University which holds a lot of accolades, takes pride of place in Hawthorn. So, there is a considerable student population abound here. There are also few other eminent public and private schools here. In 2016, the population of Hawthorn stood at 23,511.
Some Cool Facts about Hawthorn
- The city of Boroondara retains office in the former Hawthorn Town Hall, a great example of 19th Century architecture.
- Multi cultural spirit is abound here, with a plethora of places of worship.
- Hawthorn was originally a brick making area, and many of its parks are on the sites of former quarries.
- Hawthorn arts centre here hosts a range of events like weekly dances, debutante balls, concerts, weddings, immunisation programs, and craft markets.
- Hawthorn gives good geographical access to schools in Camberwell, Malvern, and Hawthorn East.
- Amcor, the global packaging company is located here.