Considering that Thornbury is an inner-city suburb, residents still have a lot of good things to say about it. First off, they just love how convenient Thornbury is to the CBD through tram routes. Residents chose to live in Thornbury for a reason: it’s serenity. They do enjoy the quiet life away from the city but they can transport there in an instant if they wish to. It’s difficult to ignore the leafy parks of Thornbury that just adds to its serene vibe. This can especially be observed in between St. George’s Road and Merri Creek. Parks are aplenty where families are seen strolling with their children. Singles love to picnic in the fields too: sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, but most of the time with their beloved pets.
Thornbury has a great multicultural community. Hipsters, professionals, young families and elderly Europeans flock to the local cafes, drink locally brewed beer and listen live to homegrown artists.
Thornbury continues to attract real estate investors as the house prices continue to rise. Rental properties are in demand while Californian bungalows are seen to take over the sellers market. There are quite a number of property renovations occurring throughout the suburb as homeowners and investors blend modern architecture with the traditional facade as they build their dream property.