Just 4 kilometres from Perth City Mount Hawthorn has inner city convenience and lifestyle complimented with elegant suburban charm. Many of the leafy suburban streets of Mount Hawthorn are lined with Jacaranda trees (a riot of purple in late spring), and home to stylish new town houses, beautifully restored heritage homes and architecturally designed prestige properties.
With easy access to Mitchell Freeway, Lake Monger, the beach, schools, and just minutes from the CBD, Mount Hawthorn retains something of a village feel to it. There’s the popular coffee strip on Scarborough Beach Road and the Mezz home to a flagship supermarket and lots of speciality shops.
A few minutes’ drive from popular entertainment areas in Mount Lawley, Leederville and the City, Mount Hawthorn is also close to the Osborne Park and Innaloo shopping hubs.
The very popular Paddington Ale House is a great place to catch up with friends and the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre hosts great community events, plus, Mount Hawthorn is only a hop skip and a jump down to Scarborough Beach.
The Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Markets are held weekly at Axford Park from December to March, offering fresh street-style international food, food stalls and local buskers that provide entertainment suitable for the whole family.
With Herdsman Lake and Lake Monger on the door step and wonderful amenities, Mount Hawthorn has built a reputation as a charming family enclave.
Popular with families with children, 26.8% of Mount Hawthorn residents are under the age of 19 years of age. The largest group (64.5%) is predominantly working age (20 – 64) and over 65 represent only 8% of the population.
With its laidback lifestyle and proximity to everything, it’s hardly surprising that 40.3% of Mount Hawthorn households have children. Singles represent 24.6% of homes and 22.3% are couples. Housing Mount Hawthorn is fairly modest with smallish blocks (500-600sqm) and mostly single-story brick and tile character homes, many of which have been renovated or extended.
On the door step you have Mount Hawthorn Primary School and Aranmore Catholic Primary School. Close by are Our Ladys Assumption School (Dianella), St Denis School (Joondanna), St Paul’s Primary School (Mount Lawley), Servite College (Tuart Hill), St Kieran Catholic Primary School (Tuart Hill) and St Denis School (Joondanna).
Great for younger kids, Braithwaite Park is tucked in behind the community centre in Mount Hawthorn, just off Scarborough Beach Road. The playground is a lovely park, with softfall on the ground and lots of low rise playground equipment. The park is very shady with lots of great old trees bordering the playground and benches, a BBQ and picnic tables nearby.
Foodies will love the cafes and gourmet foods for sale on Scarborough Beach Road. Stop by for a coffee and pick up an artisan loaf or delicious pastry from the famous New Norcia Bakery. Shopping with the kids at The Mezz situated on Scarborough Beach Road is a little easier with a specially designed play area, and there’s treasure to be found in the quirky independent studio-shop of delightful designer pieces such as unique art wares, stationery, and designer knick-knacks.