Box Hill – Melbourne’s cultural melting pot

With it’s energetic, multicultural vibe, Box Hill is an emerging cosmopolitan suburb on the rise. Offering exceptional value for money, it’s not hard to see why many are flocking to this up and coming cultural hub in Melbourne’s East.

A large suburb, with impressive block sizes and a diverse range of styles, from period and deco homes to contemporary, modern apartments and townhouses Box Hill is a thriving suburb with an eclectic mix of residents from students, retirees, couples and families. With a large influx of people to the suburb, now is the time to capitalise and add serious market value to your home with an extension or renovation. Read on to find out more about the history of Box Hill and what modern day Box Hill on offer.


Originally a large independent city, Box Hill was integrated into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the late 1950s. Box Hill once had its own large historic central business district, its own municipality in the former City of Box Hill and its own suburbs so if it seems like Box Hill is a city in itself, it actually once was!

Modern Box Hill

Known for its significant Asian population, Box Hill has an abundance of bustling and delicious restaurants and cafes. Only 14km east of Melbourne, Box Hill is also a major transport hub servicing the east and south east of the city with trains, trams and numerous bus routes along with access to major freeways.

With major health services in the area, close proximity to excellent schools, parks and recreational facilities and of course the rich multicultural vibe it’s easy to see why many people are moving into the area.

Large block sizes with older style and period homes are highly sought after and with a lower median house prices than the ‘flashier’ neighbouring suburbs you are able to get far more house and land for your money, with big development plans for the future of Box Hill now is a great time to create your forever home and never leave this exciting, thriving slice of Melbourne.

If you are a Box Hill homeowner and want to maximise the value of your home or create your dream home find out how you can restore, extend or renovate your property with Duncan Thompson Extensions, don’t hesitate to contact us today.