Six suburbs in the city have more than doubled their median house price in the past five years, CoreLogic records show. They far exceeded the citywide median house price growth of 44.1 per cent for the period. Parkville is the king of the pack, with its median house price up 138.5 per cent to $720,000, in the five years to August 2017. It was closely followed by South Yarra, which grew 137.9 per cent. Jellis Craig, South Yarra, auctioneer Nathan Watersun attributed the huge lift in prices to a rejuvenation of cottage houses, city living and improved amenity in the area. “There has been a revival on Toorak Rd in terms of cafes and restaurants which has brought lifestyle amenities,” he said. 108 Park Drive, Parkville, sold for $5.6m in October 2017.Source:Supplied Here are Melbourne's top performing suburbs.Source:Supplied “The rejuvenation of cottage homes and city living (has meant) a lot of money in renovations. “It is a beautiful part of the world, everything is at your doorstep. From a lifestyle point of view it doesn’t get any better.” Mr Watersun said the battle to get into good primary schools had also pushed up prices. An example of a good sale in the suburb was 64 Mason St, a renovated three-bedroom house that sold for $3.075 million to a first-home buyer who did not want to commute to the city from his family home in Wantirna. CoreLogic records show the then single storey terrace changed hands for $981,000 in March 2013. An extension building permit for an estimated $329,000 was granted in December of that year. CoreLogic head of research Cameron Kusher said most of the top five performers were close to the city and already had high prices five years ago. 63 Beauford St, Huntingdale. Sold for $1.19m in August 2017Source:Supplied “It highlights the fact that demand has been strongest in those blue chip areas of the city, which is why they have had the strongest growth,” he said. “It really shows the strength in the Melbourne housing marking in the last five years. “All of these areas would be serviced by trams and trains so there is the option to commute to the city, and a lot of them have that high street with amenities close by such as restaurants