Hawthorn Place, the second UNA neighbourhood to be occupied, began construction in 2001 and was completed in 2007.

Located south of Thunderbird Boulevard between East Mall and West Mall, Hawthorn Place is home to The Old Barn Community Centre, the Bean Around the World coffee shop, and is blessed with generous green space. Jim Taylor Park is located next to The Old Barn and pocket parks are scattered throughout the neighbourhood. Two of the UNA’s Community Gardens are located along Main Mall, at the edge of the Hawthorn Place neighbourhood.

Hawthorn Place is home to faculty and staff co-developments, faculty and staff rental housing, and a range of market housing from condos to townhomes. The neighbourhood is home to approximately 1700 people, many of whom are children.