Village vibe, city proximity, prestigious riverside living at its best

For a village lifestyle, neighbourly friendliness and prestigious riverside living it’s hard to beat Hawthorne. Add to that exceptional, character Queenslander properties alongside architect-designed multilevel contemporary homes with river views, and you’ve got it all.

Residents will tell you Hawthorne has a real sense of community where they know their neighbours, and everybody waves and says hello to each other. It has beautiful parks, cafes, and even its very own cinema. Hawthorne is conveniently located near the city (6.5km east of the CBD) and only a short walk from Bulimba’s famous dining precinct, Oxford St. Serviced by CityCats, Hawthorne residents also have a train station nearby in Morningside as well a bus service to the city.

Unlike other Brisbane suburbs, Hawthorne is relatively flat and is a favourite place for local walkers. With river breezes, Hawthorne really is wonderful and it’s no surprise it is such a treasured place to live for families, established couples, mature singles, and older, long-term residents.

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Hawthorne is renowned for its grand riverfront mansions located on Aaron Ave and Virginia Ave. Hawthorne’s most luxurious properties are located along Hawthorne’s riverfront and come complete with private jetties pontoons and inner city and water views. In the avenues behind the river, you can find glorious wide, tree lined streets with classic homes on large and split blocks of land. Hawthorne is home to nine heritage listed properties and these are located on Amy St, Barton Rd, Hawthorne Rd and Virginia Ave. A stroll around these streets will give you an appreciation of these stunningly restored 19th century Queenslanders. Townhouses are also a small part of Hawthorne’s property landscape and are a popular option for downsizers and mature singles.

Compared to the Queensland average of 849 visits per property on, properties in Hawthorne see around 1,398 visits per property. The average house price for a five-bedroom property in Hawthorne is sitting at $1,890,000. Houses in Hawthorne are in demand and in the five-bedroom category has seen a 16% growth from 2020 to 2021. Hawthorne is one of Brisbane’s best performing suburbs for long term price growth experiencing an incredible 88% growth in the past decade.

Why We Love Hawthorne

Hawthorne absolutely has it all and really is the most wonderful place to live. Here a list of our top reasons why we love it so much:
1 It has its own ferry wharf and residents can conveniently travel to the city via CityCat. Hawthorne Ferry Terminal is heritage-listed and one of Hawthorne’s treasured gems. Built in the early 20th century, the unique details have been meticulously preserved.

2 It has its own fabulous heritage theatre, Hawthorne Cinema, which dates back to the 1940s and is one of the few surviving early movie theatres in Brisbane.

3 It has more than a handful of quality cafes and dining options including Hawthorne Garage Deli, Sister’s Café, Finshmonger’s Wife, Botanica Real Food, Nodo, Marinara Italian Restaurant and Turkish restaurant, Downtown Istanbul. Better still, it is walking distance to the ever-popular Oxford Street, Bulimba, which is brimming with upmarket pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes.

4 It has high quality schools including Saint Peter and Pauls’ Catholic Primary School and Lourdes Hill College, an all-girls’ Catholic High School and a heritage listed Hawthorne landmark. Morningside State School and Balmoral State High School are also nearby. Also close by to Hawthorne and popular with Hawthorne families are all the best private high schools.

5 It has several great parks including Hawthorne Park on Riding Road, and Hardcastle Park on the river.

6 It’s not only conveniently located to the city it is also nearby to Brisbane Airport, The Gabba, and Fortitude Valley. It’s just a ferry stop away from New Farm Park, the Powerhouse Farmers’ Market and South Bank. Hawthorne you are truly wonderful.

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