Did you end up buying a house in Ivanhoe West?
My ex husband lived ag the end of Mabel St, the continuation of Liberty Pde.
There was a dairy opposite & it was lovely hearing the horses trotting up the road early in the morning to deliver milk.
Much of the area has changed & is changing fast with the old commission homes selling for over a million now.
Bellfield Primary School is now cluster housing & Heidelberg High School demolished.
It is a sought after area now being close to the city (9kms) & in zone 1 train catchment area.
Sadly there are hundreds of units going up & many of the beautiful character homes have been demolished.
We lived in Kenilworth Pde as a child in the late 40’s. Lucky for us we can still enjoy looking at our old family home, although we don’t own it anymore.
I haven’t moved far. I now live near the town hall.
Hopefully you ended up settling in Ivanhoe before the prices soared!