What makes a suburb liveable will obviously differ from person to person. Some prefer to be near the coast, others place a higher priority on access to employment and schools, and others still on access to public transport.
Hawthorn suburb : Rank 5 (previous rank 18)
Hawthorn is a relatively sold all-rounder: it ranks in the top 50 for culture, retail, cafes, employment, tree cover and walkability, and eighth for trams. Where it fares less well is congested roads, which are among the worst in Melbourne, and buses.
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