8.7 out of 10

Box Hill North

Ranked 140th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8003844318948 145.131770399972
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 24, 2019

"Punches above it’s weight"

The suburb is a quiet achiever. Often overshadowed by its bigger siblings Box Hill and Doncaster, this little pocket between Thames and the Eastern Freeway is pure class and a great place to live.
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5/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 19, 2019

"Terrific little known suburb"

Excellent family friendly locals with connected transport and everything at your door step. Schools, shopping centers and public transport is never more than a stones throw away from this quiet little pocket.
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2/5
May 09, 2019

"Losing it's lustre"

We have lived here for four years and during that time the number of nice old homes being torn down and replaced by generic looking McMansions or blocks of townhouses has sadly grown by the day. Apart from tradies & noise everywhere, it has also caused rapid increase in the amount of neighbourhood traffic and the number of cars parked on the road, to the extent that sometimes you can only get one car through at a time. Whitehorse council doesn't care & is happy to let developers turn Box Hill along with Box Hill North into Melbourne's second CBD. They sell off public car parks near the train & tram interchange so you will pay at least $10 if you are lucky enough to find a parking space.
The tram service is handy but if the trains are stuffed it is like riding in a sardine can. Travelling in the morning on a good day to work leaving at 7.05am takes about 50 minutes to the city, coming home is a lottery anywhere between 45 mins - 1& 1/2 hrs, and you can get quite a few undesirables along the way. Train is quicker but packed especially on the way home, but frequently gets delayed. My friend travels from South Morang leaves at 6.55 same time as me and gets into the office at the same time as me and her options for buying or rental are much cheaper and more modern.
Gone are the old friendly Aussie & Greeks in the area rapidly replaced by Asians, I have nothing against them, some are lovely but most don't speak a word of English and are just too wrapped up in their iphones to look up & say hello.
Thankfully the ridiculous prices from a couple of years ago ($1 mill for a 3 bed 60's home?) have gone, our neighbour is selling and now only expecting around $850,000 at least some of the children of Box Hill North maybe able to afford to buy here, if prices keep dropping and the rates don't go up too much higher.
Rentals are far too pricey, especially for an old neglected house at $450 per week, Box Hill High isn't that good. I wouldn't walk around at night as the streets are quite dark I wouldn't feel safe as the demographic is changing.
Crime wise fairly safe however two houses across & a few doors down the street were robbed in the same night late last year and a neighbour around the corner had his garage broken into trying to get to his fancy Holden ute just a few weeks ago, so things are changing and we, along with a few other neighbours will be moving out over the next 12 months.
vr08
vr08 Hi, I have lived in Box Hill North for 2 years and wanted to say that I bought an old house and am NOT tearing it down, in fact I am renovating it in tune with its old character. Our neighbours 3 houses down same street also bought 6 months before us and are also NOT tearing their house down. I moved here because I love the urban feel and the fantastic transport links. I take the train to the city every day and it takes me 25-30 minutes on the limited express (they run every few minutes until mid morning) - this is at after 8am which is peak. I am in the office by 9am every day. Home time usually takes a bit longer, around 45-50 minutes. In the 2 years I have lived here, it's never taken me 1 and 1/2 hours to get home, so I can't relate to your experience. From the city you have 3 train lines to pick from to get back to Box Hill, as it is a central line, and I've never experienced any major delays. My colleagues envy me as their train lines come every 30 minutes whereas Lilydale/Belgrave lines to Box Hill are every 5 minutes in peak hour.
Jun 02, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Mar 20, 2019

"Ripper little pocket in the leafy East"

My family moved here 5 years ago and we love every bit of it. The suburb is close enough to the buzz of Box Hill Central and Doncaster Shoppingtown, but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of suburbia. Well connected little pocket in the leafy East!
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vr08
vr08 Yes I agree. It's very well connected and I love the mix of old and new.
Jun 02, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 21, 2019

"Amazing little suburb that is often overlooked by its bigger neighbours"

Box Hill North is located in the perfect little pocket between Doncaster and Box Hill. You have ample amenity thanks to the two big shopping centres in the nearby suburbs, alongside well connected public transport, schools and hospitals without all the hustle and bustle that each of its neighboring suburbs provide. There's hidden food gems littered throughout the streets and everything you could need is within a 5 minute drive of the suburb.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 28, 2019

"Great little pocket on Melbourne’s Feng Shui belt"

Box Hill North is a hidden gem located on Melbourne’s feng shui belt. Close to amenities and located on the Dragon’s body, living in this suburb should bring good fortune to all.
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5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 06, 2018

"Quiet family friendly but everything on your doorstep - transport, schools, shopping, parks, hospital"

I love that Box Hill North is quiet and family friendly with good primary and secondary schools. You can get to these places on foot and you see many families/kids walking to school everyday. On your doorstep is the train station and 109 tram at Box Hill, fantastic restaurants, good bus network and Box Hill hospital. Westfield Doncaster is a 5 minute drive or 5 minute 903 bus ride away. I leave the car a lot and walk to most places. Friendly feel and pleasant, has a sense of history which is something I like. Teenagers like the fact they can get around easily without relying on mum/dad all the time. It is also well placed geographically, near enough to eastern freeway, easy to get to city, to eastern suburbs or SE (beaches). I'm glad we moved here.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Terrific suburb to reside"

Box Hill North is a terrific place to live with every possible amenity available. A very peaceful and quite residential area with a great mix of people.
Only minutes to the Eastern free-way for city access or minutes walk to Box Hill central for transportation. A good mixture of local shopping strips notably Kerrimuir shops plus also close and convenient to Blackburn North shopping centre where parking is abundant.

Box Hill central is terrific for Asian cuisine and fresh foods but parking can sometimes be a pain.

Overall very green with terrific walking tracks, parks and parkland's. A very very good selections of local schools from kinder, primary and secondary.

A very well positioned suburb with a good mixture of homes, units and apartments ranging from brand new ones and older ones to period residence.

A very affordable suburb with excellent growth over the years and good rental opportunities

I don't find Box Hill North to be noisy at all. I have personally resided in Box Hill North for a good number of years and have worked in the local/immediate area for over twelve years.

A great place to live!
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  • All of the above
Cons
  • Traffic congestion can be frustrating at times
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"No good anymore"

I have lived in box hill north for nearly 10 years and can't wait to leave. It is handy to public transport, although the box hill railway station is a place I avoid after dark as it is unsafe.
The suburb is handy as it's close to the city, hospitals and tafe colleges, however I don't enjoy living here any more. Too noisy, too much traffic and my street is a total nightmare. Some days I can't even get out of my driveway due to parked cars both sides of the road and traffic cutting through to Elgar road! Property prices are soaring too.
Pros
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • Too noisy
  • Unsafe in parts
  • Too much traffic
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chelseam8
chelseam8 Totally agree with the traffic issues
May 09, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to live"

You should fell proud to live in a great area
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Best Streets in Box Hill North

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Tyne Street

4.5/5
"Fantastic street with great connections to the best the suburb has to offer"
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"Couldn't have grown up in a better location!"
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Unranked Streets in Box Hill North

"Fantastic location!"
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Kneale Drive

4.5/5
"Peace and quiet on the park but close to shops"
-37.806432358 145.1318483149

Ovens Street

4.5/5
"Great location "
-37.8055376032 145.1248542012
"Quiet and Leafy But so handy for Families. Solid investment."
-37.8061215844 145.1191441631

Peter Street

4.5/5
"Family Friendly with beautiful parkland and easy access to CBD"
-37.7991240556 145.1272174466
-37.8123712075 145.1230237105
"Easy access to all you need"
-37.80431 145.12138
"Convenience!"
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