Eden Hills and Bellevue heights are either side of Shepherds Hill Road and have 'sea glimpses' if you are in the right spot.
Blackwood is at the top of that road and has a nice 'village' feel and lots of cafes and boutiques.
If you turn left you go towards Hawthorndene, Belair and Glenalta - all nice suburbs but lots of trees and therefore bush fire risk areas (some parts can be isolated with poor access routes in the event of a fire) You can catch the train from these places to the city.
If you turn right you come through Blackwood Park and Coromandel Valley - very pretty (and good IB primary school- my granddaughters go there) and you eventually reach Black Road with easy access to Craigburn Farm, Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley and Chandler's Hill.
We're in Aberfoyle Park and love the many reserves, parks, schools and the Hub - with excellent shops, Library, places to eat, Swim Centre, Tennis Club, Sports Park and nearby gyms and swim Centre. It is also a Park and Ride centre with express buses to the City.
Being close to the South Road you can get down south to lovely quiet sandy beaches and McLaren Vale in less than half an hour and on to Victor Harbour and Goolwa for great days out. You also have a choice of routes to the city if driving. Hallett Cove is the neqarest beach as the crow flies but not a good beach for swimming. We prefer Brighton/Seacliffe - similar to Glenelg but much quieter. Glenelg is great for socialising and shopping and you can catch the tram from there to the city.