8.2 out of 10

Hawthorne

Ranked 159th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4645711948454 153.056541156122
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 30, 2016

"Heritage Hawthorne, a beautiful, leafy and family friendly suburb."

Hawthorne will always be our favourite place to live. It's a beautiful, leafy suburb suitable for professionals, couples, younger and/ or established families. It has some beautiful parks, cafes, Bulimba Oxford Street and the Hawthorne cinema, all within walking distance. There is also the convenience of having regular public transport to and from the city via bus, train or city cat. My husband and I plan on living here for many years to come.
Pros
  • Great public transport options
  • Great schools
  • Leafy and green, close to city but has its own community feel.
  • Best parks in Brisbane
  • Ferry
Cons
  • Morning traffic into the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"May as well live in a car park"

I live here for 5 years. Loved the cafe society and restaurants but getting out of the are in the mornings took up to 20 minutes as it is a peninsula with one way in and one way out.
There were always strangers on our street due to the cafe precinct.
I did bit find it particularly friendly as everyone perceived them self to be elite.
I moved 2 minutes down the road to Norman Park and halved my commute!
I still visit but glad I moved.
Pros
  • Ferry
  • Movies
  • Restuarants
Cons
  • Visitors on the weekends
  • Lack of weekend parking options
  • Traffic into Oxford streetcanytime
  • Morning traffic into the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best inner ring suburb for young families"

Moved into Hawthorne in 2009 and it is the best suburb for young families:
- Oxford Street, Bulimba a short drive or walk.
- Some of Brisbane's best parks for kids (Hawthorne Park, the park near Hawthorne ferry stop, Love Street Park, Oxford Street Park... most riverside parks)
- Many kid friendly activities (Hawthorne markets, Bulimba markets, Ooniverse cafe, many toddler swim schools nearby)
- Fast drive into CBD/Fortitude Valley (10 mins off-peak (leave before 7.30am/20-25 mins peak)
- Bus/Ferry options
- 30 min bike commute to city
- Safe
- Quiet
- Community
Pros
  • Best parks in Brisbane
  • Great public transport options
  • Great schools
  • Leafy and green, close to city but has its own community feel.
Cons
  • Morning traffic into the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Leafy, friendly and quiet but close to everything"

Hawthorne is a lovely, leafy, riverside suburb with parks; views; a neighbourly feel; and the afternoon breeze on a hot, summer day. It has great state schools and private schools where walk or bus options are both easy. The city, the Valley and the Gabba are close and easy to get to by car, taxi (not a big fare) or public transport - bus, train and ferry - but we also have our own cinema (4 screens), cafes, boutiques, gym, bottleshops, hairdressers, doctors, etc., etc. in a community environment rather than in a big shopping centre. Bulimba is just down the road for anything else we might need, like the supermarket and delis. Also easy to get to and from the airport but far enough away to not suffer from unpleasant plane noise.
Pros
  • Leafy and green, close to city but has its own community feel.
  • Great schools
  • Great public transport options
Cons
  • Morning traffic into the city
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A safe and trendy environment"

Why wouldn't you live in Hawthorne one would ask? It is a safe small community. Only walking distance to the hub of Bulimba Oxford St. You can enjoy a weekend breakfast with family and friends at the Wicked Sisters just on the corner of Barton and Riding Roads. Enjoy the quiet and the friendly atmosphere reading the weekend papers and sipping on your favourite coffee elevating the Oxford St buzz.

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Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Community feel, friendly faces, leafy and green, the perfect place to live"

We think Hawthorne has it all. It's close to the river, close to the city, close to amenities of all sorts and has that all too common missing factor in most suburbs: it feels like it's own community. You know your neighbours, people are friendly and wave and say hello, that's something that is hard to find nowadays and we feel privileged to raise our family here.
It's other big positive is it's proximity to the Brisbane river. All streets in Hawthorne are within walking distance to the river and a lot to the Hawthorne Citycat stop.
It's a very green leafy suburb with lots of great parks to walk in or take the kids to play in. It's also easy to get to Wynnum Road (unlike Bulimba which has a lot more traffic congestion) which can take you straight into the city via the Story Bridge, or to the freeway to south or north.
The local schools are some of the best state schools in Brisbane and the private schools are highly coveted as well. Amenities such as shopping and family care are all local and high quality.
Oh, and don't forget about the famous Hawthorne cinema.
So, if you're looking for a safe, leafy and green, family orientated, close to city, close to river suburb-you can't look past Hawthorne.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Central and family friendly"

Hawthorne is located on the south east side of Brisbane, close to both Balmoral and Bulimba. I think that it's a fantastic suburb with much to offer anybody, from the elderly, to the young families that reside there. The Hawthorne cinemas have long been an institution in the suburb, with most people in Brissy attending them at some time in their life. With an old world charm, they offer a cheaper alternative to the faceless theatre complexes. The cafes in Hawthorne are excellent and there aresome fantastic public primary schools in the district. The commute into town is a comfortable drive, but there's also ferry and bus options. It has a rather well to do feel to the area and it's quite green with plenty of parks. Mums pushing prams are common sight.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Hawthorne

1

Lindsay St

4/5
"Life amongst the would be Millionaires/Billionaires"
-27.4611358505 153.0542257143

Unranked Streets in Hawthorne

Malcolm St

4.5/5
"Great place to live"
-27.4602001146 153.05443062

Barton Rd

4/5
"High on the Hill in Hawthorne"
-27.4584857371 153.0547857899

Harris St

4.5/5
"Loving it in Hawthorne"
-27.4659835773 153.0573676014

Kingsbury St

4.5/5
-27.4731740589 153.0579140165

Virginia Ave

3.5/5
"Ah, you wish!!!!!"
-27.4666717188 153.0580506203

Stewart St

4.5/5
"Quiet, leafy street with lovely neighbours and a 5 min walk to Citycat!"
-27.4638354828 153.0565889598