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Hawthorne – Brisbane East

Hawthorne is a beautiful riverside suburb, close to the CBD and with its own CityCat stop, making the journey to work an easy boat ride on the lovely Brisbane River. Homes with river frontage tend to be grand but those a street or two back from the river are more modest and affordable. Hawthorne is close to Bulimba’s Oxford Street, where residents congregate for fine dining, movies and shopping. But Hawthorne also has its own independent cinema in Hawthorne Road and savvy residents avoid the crowds on Oxford Street by taking in movies and a bite to eat closer to home.

Hawthorne is about 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 45% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children and a further 40% are couples without children. Units account for 27% of dwellings in this area, while stand alone houses account for over 65%. This is a green, leafy suburb and you’ll see many beautifully renovated older homes in the area. Homes in Hawthorne are characterised by the older Queenslander style dwellings with wrap around verandahs and generally room for vehicles underneath. The suburb has undergone a transformation with small townhouse developments now the norm. Older style unit complexes feature predominantly and are great buying for the first home owner or investor.

Hawthorne is one of Brisbane's popular riverside suburbs that has undergone a huge transformation over the last 10 years. Many older homes have been renovated by couples and families moving into the area. The renovation of these older homes has had a positive impact on median sales prices in the suburb. Situated along the Brisbane River, Hawthorne offers buyers near-city living with a suburban atmosphere. Smaller residential developments are emerging in the area with the latest – Mirador – due to commence selling in the very near future. This is a complex consisting of 27 apartments on Riding Road commencing in price from $389,000.

Hawthorne has all the amenity you could dream for at its doorstep. The Oxford Street precinct, numerous state and private schools, the Hawthorne Cinema, walks along the Brisbane River, shopping centres and an array of public transport options. The tree lined streets are very peaceful day and night and characterised by a great community spirit.

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