The Brisbane inner city suburb of Hawthorne sits around 7km south of Brisbane CBD and is considered one of the most family friendly of the riverside suburbs in Brisbane. Covering approximately 1.6 square kilometres, Hawthorne is known for its beautiful parks and green space, coupled with riverside aspect which set the scene for the perfect family lifestyle. The famous Hawthorne Garage is a local landmark where residents gather for a casual coffee or gourmet grocery shop. Most people living in Hawthorne are owner-occupiers and it is professional families who predominantly choose Hawthorne as home.
There are 3 main community parks in Hawthorne – Hawthorne Park / Jack Esplen Oval, Hardcastle Park (located along the Brisbane River) and Barton Road Pocket Park. All parks offer kids play equipment, BBQ facilities, and shaded areas. Hawthorne residents have the luxury of enjoying plenty of green space as well as easy access to walking paths along the Brisbane River and city cat services to and from the CBD from Hawthorne ferry terminal. The cafe and dining strips along Hawthorne Road and Riding Road offer a delectable choice of coffee, brunch stops, and restaurants, serving up a range of international cuisine from Marinara Italian to Downtown Istanbul Turkish. There is even a local Cinema.
Families. Parks. Hawthorne Garage. Hawthorne Park and Jack Esplen Oval. Riverside. Lifestyle. Cafes and shops along Riding Road and Hawthorne Road.
Lourdes Hill College – a Catholic school for girls located on the Brisbane River.
City cat / ferry. Uber. Bus.
Citycat / ferry from Hawthorne ferry terminal.
*Who Lives in Hawthorne? The predominant age group in Hawthorne is 40 – 49 years. Households are primarily couples with children.
The village-vibe / greenspace (parks) and the cafe river lifestyle / the character homes / Hawthorne Garage / Lourdes Hill College / ferry access to the CBD.
Mums of Bulimba, Hawthorne & Surround Social Group (Facebook)
Balmoral & Hawthorne Community (Facebook)
Bulimba, Balmoral, Hawthorne & Morningside Local Group (Facebook)
Hawthorne Community Page (Facebook)
Hawthorne residents have come to know there is “one way in, one way out” when it comes to the commute in and out of Hawthorne. The drive into Brisbane city via Wynnum Road can be incredibly slow during peak hour times (school pick-up and business rush-hour).
The flightpath – (which covers most of Hawthorne). Flooding – a large part of Hawthorne is low-laying and can be impacted during flood times. This is why family homes that are on higher ground are more in-demand and attract premium sale prices because they are scarce. A large number of homes in Hawthorne fall under council’s character overlay which means there are heavy restrictions on how they can be renovated.
$500,000 + for an entry-level unit.
$1.3M + for an entry-level house.
$2M – $3M + for an average family home.
$6M + for a riverfront home.
70’s and 80’s three-storey walk up brick apartment complexes. Queenslanders. Modern architectural homes. Riverfront residences.
42 Stewart Street | SOLD $5,850,000 – Sep 2023
Median house price: $1,826,000
Quarterly growth: -1.30%
12-month growth: -6.36%
Average annual growth: 8.56%
Weekly median rent: $900
Average days on market: 44
*DATA SOURCE: yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au