At Living Here South Yarra we cover, but are not limited to, managing residential properties in and around Melbourne city, encompassing South Yarra, Toorak, Prahran, Windsor, Armadale, Caulfield, St Kilda, Elwood, Richmond, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Hawthorn, South Melbourne, Albert Park and surrounding suburbs.

We’ve listed a brief description of some of the suburbs to give you a little look in on how the suburbs differ and the demographic they attract.

Please contact us if you would like a no obligation market appraisal and to discuss how we can assist with your property needs.

South Yarra

Polished, glamorous and prestigious, South Yarra is one good looking suburb, highly sought after for its proximity to the city and its luxurious lifestyle. We are lucky enough to be positioned on Toorak Road amongst the hustle and bustle.

South Yarra is the best of many worlds – inner city yet spacious with expansive parks and leafy streets, established on Toorak Road and yet thriving and contemporary on Chapel Street. With its street-side eateries and easy access to public transport, this riverside suburb is the ideal base for independent people of all ages.

Life in South Yarra can be a lush affair, and definitely one that can be tuned to fit your demographic. Chapel Street bustles with boutique browsers and a booming nightlife, while Toorak Road is a more classic, restrained strip of high-end stores and restaurants and stores, and Domain Road is a quiet enclave of parkside cafes. Movie lovers can go blockbuster at the Jam Factory or independent at the small, lavish Como Cinema.


Anchored on the famous Chapel Street, between glamorous South Yarra and hipster Windsor, Prahran is an easy-going blend of the two with an unmistakable flavour of its own.

Living in Prahran can be a whirlwind of fun, which is why so many young independent people call it home. Mature singles love the gourmet lifestyle it offers, living happily alongside older, lifelong residents.

Close to the city, close to St Kilda Beach, bang in the middle of swish South Yarra and hip Windsor – makes it the perfect place for people who want to get out amongst it. Serviced by train and several tram lines, it’s quick to get to and get around.

Large complexes of designer apartments are also plentiful, while the small patch of Dandenong Road that falls within Prahran boundaries offers leafy apartment living in Art Deco and mid-century mansions.


Windsor is located just 5 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD and it is often incorrectly referred to as Prahran, Windsor’s northern neighbour. In the past, Windsor was within the City of Prahran’s boundaries and many institutions still refer to this.

Windsor contains a diverse mix of housing, including medium density apartments, Victorian terrace housing and a high-rise apartments.

Melbourne’s famous Chapel Street shopping strip bisects Windsor, and the Windsor end is seen as being the more bohemian, less expensive end of the street, although as development continues, the Windsor end of Chapel Street is becoming highly sought-after real estate, with many of the smaller retro-type clothing and vintage stores making way for new venues and some chain restaurants.


Armadale, with the gently hilly High Street as its main boulevard, is a very well-heeled suburb, home to impressive mansions and equally impressive private schools.

You’ll find Armadale just 7kms south-east of the city, sitting between the equally prestigious suburbs of Toorak and Malvern. High Street is an undulating strip of cafes, boutiques, galleries and rug stores, while Glenferrie Road is a little more casual. Off the main roads you’ll find lush green residential streets and highly sought-after private schools.

Armadale’s convenient and attractive location makes it a popular choice for younger people living an independent lifestyle. But it’s also a very established suburb and you’ll find many long-time locals living here too, either as a family or as empty nesters.

You’ll find more compact terrace-style houses on the other side of High Street, as well as some mid-century flats, while contemporary apartment complexes are appearing on the main roads.


Just south-east of the city, next to South Yarra, you’ll find the leafy, hilly and exclusive suburb of Toorak, the long-time stomping ground of the well-heeled.

Toorak is home to many older couples, with or without families along with young independent people due to its close proximity to the CBD and South Yarra.

Toorak is a green and picturesque suburb of mansions, glamorous restaurants and boutique shopping, and home to many of Melbourne’s social elite. There are private schools aplenty and excellent shopping along Toorak Road.

There are plenty of apartment options in Toorak also, from mid-century blocks with decent sized flats to brand new, ultra-modern apartment complexes.


Caulfield, just south-east of the city, is a large, leafy, residential hub, home to Monash University, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield Park and corner cafe pockets.

Caulfield’s streets are pretty, green and prestigious, dense with immaculate period family homes, from California bungalows to mid-century houses and handsome Edwardians, with good-sized gardens. You’ll also find some beautiful Art Deco apartments and cute retro units in the smaller streets and many contemporary apartment developments on the main thoroughfares like Balaclava, Inkerman and Hawthorn Roads.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne’s distinctly Victorian architecture imbues this pretty, inner-city suburb with a strong sense of identity.

Move to South Melbourne and you’ll find your neighbours to be a lovely mix of independent people of all ages, primarily those who like to be close to the city and the gourmet market, as well as younger spirits and life-long residents.

Wander South Melbourne and you’ll be blown away by the grand Victorian terraces flanking its broad streets. Look up while you walk along the main thoroughfare of Clarendon Street and, even though modernism is making its mark, many of the shop fronts are still decidedly Victorian.  Explore your options of double-storey terraces, pretty little cottages and new apartment complexes.


If you want a truly inner-city home just a hop, skip and a jump from the city, Richmond is a prime candidate. It’s vibrant and multicultural, compact and characterful. It’s got that distinct architecture and a pace that’s set to urban relaxation. If you’d rather go for brunch than mow a lawn, this could be the place for you.

There’s a large number of people in their 30s and 40s, both single and sharing, setting up home in Richmond, taking advantage of both its local drawcards and its proximity to the city. They live amongst a diverse population, both young and old, which gives Richmond its neighbourly feel.

Richmond is an easy distillation of all the good things in life. Yes it’s urban, but it’s not manic. Let this compact, inner-city suburb unfold and you’ll find yourself right at home amongst the street art, hidden bars, galleries and backstreet microbreweries. You might walk up to the MCG to catch your team play (no parking hassles for you!) or wander over to the Corner Hotel for rooftop drinks before heading downstairs to see a great new band.


Located just east of the city, Hawthorn is a historic suburb that is the ideal blend of urban convenience and lush, leafy living.

Hawthorn is tucked between Richmond and Camberwell and this duality personifies Hawthorn’s many charms: from its impressive period homes and tree-lined streets to its high-density shopping strip and nifty public transport. Glenferrie Road is the main thoroughfare, bustling with restaurants and student-filled cafes, but there are lush and hilly areas to meander through, too.

Young, independent people are well represented in Hawthorn, with many attending Swinburne University, but this prestigious suburb is also a favourite with more mature independent folks as well as older couples, both empty nesters and those with kids still under the family roof.