4. Frankston North
Median house price: $415,500.
Train travel time to Melbourne: 57 mins (from Frankston Station)
Location: 37 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.
A house we found: 8 Pecan Court Frankston North, Sold for $498,000, a three-bedroom home brick home.
Median house price: $405,000
No train line.
Location: 63 kilometres east of the CBD; near Warburton and Wesburn.
Recent sale: 49 Highfield RoadWarburton, $340,000; a three-bedroom weatherboard home.
Median house price: $373,500.
Train travel time to CBD: 44 mins (from Melton Station)
Where it is: 35 kilometres west of the central business district.
A house we found: 30 Hilton Way Melton, $375,000; a three-bedroom brick home.