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Hawthorne QLD


Postcode: 4171

Less than four kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD Hawthorne is one of Brisbane’s popular riverside suburbs that has undergone a transformation over the last 10 years.

Many older homes have been renovated to their former glory by couples and families moving into the area. The renovation of these older homes has had a positive influence on the median sale price of the suburb.

Situated along Brisbane River, Hawthorne offers buyers proximity to the city with a suburban atmosphere. Hawthorne Park is popular with sports lovers while water lovers only have to travel a couple of suburbs to Colmslie Reserve in Morningside to be able to launch their boats onto the Brisbane River.

Services in the area have adapted to accommodate the strong demand for property. City shopping and Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza offer the closest major retailers and complement local stores in the suburb.

Hawthorne doesn’t have its own rail station (the closest is Morningside), however regular bus services and CityCat ferry services departing from Gordon Scott Street ensure residents can access the city and other major centres easily. Residents are also reasonably close to the Gateway Motorway and the Southeast Freeway.

Schools in neighbouring suburbs including Bulimba Primary School, Balmoral High School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College complement Lourdes Hill College situated on the river and within the suburb’s boundaries. University students are also within 15 minutes of the Griffith University Campus at Morningside.