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    Box Hill - Melbourne Suburb

    Box Hill




    Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne and is located about 14 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The City of Whitehorse is Box Hill’s local municipality. Post code is 3128. The suburb consists of a large population of Asian descent - mostly Chinese. Box Hill is a conveniently located suburb close to shops, food and public transportThere are many Asian restaurants and shops in this area to cater to the demand of the local population. There are also different academic centres and schools where you can learn Chinese and cultural studies. Many medical centres and dentists are available within the suburb.


    According to the 2016 census, the population of Box Hill was at 11,395.  50.8% make thefemale population and 49.2% of male population. 0.1% of the population is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Median age of people in Box Hill is 31

    Common ancestries include 35.4% Chinese, 14.2% English, 11.0% of Australians, 5.3% Irish and 3.8% Scotland. Major religions in this city reported No religion, Catholic, Buddhism and Anglican - where No Religion was the largest group among these. The top languages spoken were English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indian and Vietnamese. 

    Common professions in Box Hill are professionals, clerical and admin workers, technicians, tradies, managers and community workers. Median individual income was at $473 and median income for household showed $1054.

    Weekly rent showed a median of $350 and median mortgage monthly repayments were $1800.

    Recent stats displayed that 19.0% are established couples and families, 15.0% of people are older couples and families and 13.0% independent youth.


    There are a number of schools in Box Hill giving you different options to choose from. You can also find schools which teach the Chinese language and culture. Following is a list of schools and colleges in this suburb:

    • Box Hill High School
    • Box Hill Senior Secondary College
    • Kingswood College
    • St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School
    • Our Lady of Sion College
    • Berengarra School 
    • Box Hill South Pre School
    • Chinese Culture School Australia
    • Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies


    Mostly trains, trams and buses are used for public transportation. Box Hill serves as a central hub for the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This is due to the well -thought out train network, tram (route 109) and numerous bus routesPersonal cars is the common mode of transportation used mostly by the full-time employed residents of this suburbYou can get to the CBD early if you go in early in the mornings via train.


    There are many clinics situated in Box Hill where you can find great and experienced General Practitioners and some clinics you can find that are available even after normal hours. Here is a list of medical centres in Box Hill:

    • Box Hill Family Clinic
    • Box Hill Mall Medical Centre
    • After Hours GP Clinic
    • Box Hill Superclinic
    • Box Hill Family Clinic
    • Guardian Medical Box Hill
    • Box Hill Medical Centre
    • Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic

    There are also many dental clinics in Box Hill:

    • Landale Dental
    • Smile Gallery Dental Clinic
    • The Australian Unity Dental Centre
    • Box Hill Dental
    • Box Hill Family Dentistry
    • Soh Dental (Dr Leng Lu Soh)

    Real Estate 


    If you are looking to buy a house or just want general information of the median of buying a house or unit in Box Hill, following are the 2018 figures:

    ➢ 2 bedroom house-  $910
    ➢ 3 bedroom house- $1.694 m
    ➢ 4 bedroom house- $1.689 m
    ➢ 1 bedroom unit- $358k
    ➢ 2 bedroom unit- $519k

    Median Rent would be $470 per week. The market in Box Hill is considered to be a high demand market due to its increased popularity.



    2B952482-13BD-4468-89A4-EE6BA48483A0.jpegBox Hill is close to shops, speciality shops, restaurants and cafes. It has a central shopping mall called Box Hill Centre. 


    Things to do 

    Here are a few places to visit in this suburb:


    • Bolton Park
    • Darkzone laser tag Box Hill
    • Box Hill Public Library
    • Box Hill Fresh Food Marketplace


    Box Hill is known for its wide range of restaurants serving Asian type cuisines which include Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, and Malaysian Restaurants. 

    What Local Residents Say

    According to local residents:

    ➢ Box Hill has great public transport system.
    ➢ The downfall of this suburb would be it is too congested
    ➢ Traffic can get very busy around shops and on the weekends
    ➢ Peak-hour traffic is heavy 
    ➢ Find a house in quiet streets away from noise and traffic
    ➢ You can get to CBD easily especially in the mornings by using the train
    ➢ Very culturally diverse 
    ➢ Many amazing Asian restaurants 
    ➢ Parks are nice
    ➢ Great place for families
    ➢ Parks are fantastic 
    ➢ A very convenient area
    ➢ Nice and friendly community


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