Hawthorn is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Hawthorn had a population of 21,177.
Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, is designated one of 82 Major Activity centres in the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy. 
Grace Park Estate
Grace Park Estate, Hawthorn is located on a gently sloping site in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and contains a residential subdivision to the north and public gardens and sporting facilities to the south. The residential portion of the estate contains three curved crescents, intersecting streets and Mary Street as the northern boundary. Streets are tree-lined and contain a fine collection of Victorian and Edwardian houses. A curved portion of open land runs through the estate, once the site of the Kew railway line. Grace Park Estate, Hawthorn, consists of the roadways and public open space within the boundaries of Glenferrie Road, the Melbourne-Lilydale railway reserve, Power Street and the laneway between Mary Street and Kinkora Road; excluding land associated with the Glenferrie Oval Grandstand which is already listed in the Victorian Heritage Register as H0890. This site is part of the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
Hawthorn is the home of Swinburne University of Technology, which offers university and TAFE courses.
The suburb is also the home of a number of private schools, such as Erasmus School of Primary Education, St. Josephs Primary School, Rossbourne School and Scotch College.
The area gives good geographical access to private schools in Camberwell, Malvern and Hawthorn East, including Alia College and Bialik College, as well as those in Kew and Canterbury, such as Xavier College, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Methodist Ladies' College, Ruyton Girls' School, Genazzano FCJ College, Camberwell Grammar School, Camberwell Girls Grammar School and Trinity Grammar School. Just west of Hawthorn (in Richmond) is the Melbourne Girls' College.
The suburb also contains good state-run schools, such as Glenferrie Primary School and Hawthorn West Primary School. The area also gives access to state schools in nearby Hawthorn East; Hawthorn Secondary College, Auburn Primary School and Auburn South Primary School.
Hawthorn expanded rapidly during the 1880s land boom when grand Victorian houses built in subdivisions like the Grace Park Estate spoke of an upper class suburb. High rates of home ownership, a plethora of noteworthy independent schools (including, from 1916, Scotch College), grand churches, and prominent sporting clubs such as the Grace Park Tennis Club, consolidated Hawthorn's status as an affluent area. Yet the outstanding opulence of residences like John Beswicke's Rotha in Harcourt Street was still the preserve of a minority. By the 1880s working-class families lived in single-fronted, wood-blocked cottages on low-lying subdivisions like those forming Melville, Smart, Barton and Connell streets. Many worked in Hawthorn's clay brickworks found principally in Auburn, east of the village and around the lower parts of Gardiners Creek. Hawthorn bricks referred to as 'pinks', 'blacks' and 'browns' adorned the polychromatic façades of many local houses. During the depression, residential sections of Hawthorn were equally as run-down as those in determinedly working-class Richmond across the Yarra River.
Some of the best high schools are in the area, namely:
Methodist Ladies College
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Carey Baptist Grammar School
Carey Baptist Grammar School (commonly known as Carey) is an independent, co-educational, Christian, international, day school consisting of four campuses in Victoria, Australia - Kew (Kindergarten-Year 12), Donvale (Kindergarten-Year 6), the Carey Sports Complex in Bulleen and an outdoor education camp near Paynesville in eastern Gippsland called Carey Toonallook.
Founded in 1923 by the Rev. L.E. Tranter, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 2,250 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Carey is affiliated with the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV), and has been a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) since 1958. The school has offered the International Baccalaureate (IB) since June 1997.
Bialik College is a cross-communal Jewish Zionist school, embracing an inclusive approach to Judaism. All students attend one campus in Hawthorn, creating a close-knit community of students from as young as three years old in the Early Learning Centre through to Year 12 in the Senior School. Students come from throughout Melbourne, with a sizeable majority from the Caulfield area, with many travelling to school on public transport or Bialik buses. 
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