Undoubtedly, Hawthorn is one of the handful suburbs that are of the quality of old money in Melbourne real estate circles. It is located approximately 6 km east to the Melbourne CBD and the local government is the City of Boroondara. The prestige suburb is served by three railway stations, namely Hawthorn, Glenferrie and Auburn. Glenferrie Road is spine of the area as it is the main shopping district with plenty of restaurants, boutique shops and appealing cafes. Hawthorn also features in its highly appreciated schools and institutes. Swinburne University, one of the top three universities in Victoria, brings in vibrancies and diversity to the community. Being a time-honoring suburb Hawthorn has the presence of Victorian Terrace architectural style.
Glenferrie Road is the heart of Hawthorn, the core shopping strip with two main supermarkets (Coles and Woolworths), all major bank branches and multiple chain and specialty stores. Being served by Glenferrie Railway Station, a primary stop on Belgrave and Lilydale metro services, it attracts loads of restaurants as well as nightclubs and hotels. The Swinburne University is located right next to the Glenferrie Station and the main part of the road, which makes the area a hub of cultures, education, shopping and dining.
• Swinburne university of technology
Swinburne University of Technology is a public university with its main campus in Hawthorn. It is one of the top three university in the state. Internationally, Swinburne University is ranked 301-400 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 351-500 by the 2013 QS World University Rankings. In 2016, Swinburne is again ranked the Times Higher Education Top 100 under, an index of the world’s top universities.
• Glenferrie Primary School
Glenferrie Primary School is a state-run school. It is equipped with a broad range of well-maintained facilities and is surrounded by a pleasant environment. The school focuses on motivating and supporting every student to explore each individual's social and academic potentials, as well as cultivating their students' adaptive and creative thinking.
• Scotch College
Founded in 1851, Scotch College has been educating boys for over 160 years. Scotch College is a boarding school since it foundation and has been regarded as an elite college. Today the school has the volume of 160 boarders, including 70% Australian and 30% oversea students. There are various extra-curricular activities and groups to broaden the students' prospective capabilities including Army Cadet Corps, Pipe Band, Military Band, 1st Hawthorn Scout Group, Sports First Aid and Debating and etc.