Happy to help and give you my two cents :)
I grew up in Malvern then moved to St Kilda and Elwood, I then wanted a tree change and am currently living up in the Dandenong Ranges.
While I work all over Melbourne the commute does not phase me when I come home to a warm fire and view of the hills around me - I highly suggest the Belgrave, Monbulk, Selby areas.
Happy to help you find something if you would like to contact me.
Madeleine Withers - Real Estate Agent Melbourne