Emerald is a town and semi-rural locality in the Greater Melbourne area, Victoria, Australia, 44 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district, outside the urban area. Emerald is located in the scenic Dandenong ranges between Belgrave and Cockatoo. Its local government areas are the Shires of Cardinia and Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 Census, Emerald had a population of 5,813. Emerald also includes Cardinia Reservoir, Melbourne's second largest reservoir.
Part of the attraction of living in Emerald are the wide open spaces and marvellous views. One can live in a rambling house, have several sheep, cows and horses in the paddocks and of course dogs!
This post is part of the Scenic Weekends meme.