8.8 out of 10

Box Hill North

Ranked 117th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8003844318948 145.131770399972
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 22, 2021

"Leafy Suburbs, Parks, Family Community Feel- Close to WESTFIELD DONCASTER MALL & EASTERN FREEWAY."

Lovely peaceful green suburb. Multicultural community with a range of cafes and schools.
Alot of the homes and amenities are abit vintage and 60's dated. Lots of old people still love in these from 40yrs ago. Great place to build a Modern starter double story family home. Only a drive away from Mount Albert, Doncaster & Templestone.

Lots of top public schools here.
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Mar 20, 2021

"A great place to live"

I’ve lived here for the last two years and have seen gentrification in neighbouring Box Hill really lift Box Hill North up. Love the suburb with local amenities growing everyday.
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Feb 04, 2021

"“Box Hill’s quiet, more residential neighbour”"

You’re bound to find something that suits you in Box Hill North. Pocketed in between the surrounding suburbs of Doncaster and Box Hill, Box Hill North has every amenity available at your fingertips.

The quiet suburban suburb offers local conveniences including the Box Hill Hospital, local restaurants and cafes, education of preschool, primary school, high school, and even vocational education at the institute of Box Hill. This hidden gem also offers just minutes entry to the Eastern Freeway or Box Hill public transport services which provide easy access into the CBD.

The quiet and suburban area is perfect for families with plenty of parks, trails, and cute corner shops accessible. Good-sized 1950’s styled houses and a leafy environment makes Box Hill North the perfect place to raise a family.

The Koonung Creek Trail runs through Box Hill North and offers a wonderful opportunity for exercise and leisure activities. Along with this you can find many sporting facilities such as the local tennis and football club.
With every imaginable amenity available, Box Hill North is a fantastic place to live that offers a quieter alternative to the hustle and bustle of busy Box Hill.

For a standard 2-bedroom house, you can expect to pay approx $400.00 per week in rent.
If you are looking for a rental property or looking for an agent to lease out your rental property, please contact me directly on 0411 062 462 or [email protected]

Anna Molinaro, Property Manager OBrien Real Estate Blackburn.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 22, 2020

"If convenience matters"

Box Hill North has a very low crime rate and great tree cover, employment and proximity to schools. More open space, culture, cafes and less busy roads would propel Box Hill North’s liveability to new heights.
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Nov 17, 2020

"Quiet suburb next to a Hive of Atmosphere"

Box Hill North Is located between two of the eastern suburbs best shopping districts in doncaster shopping town and Box Hill Central but without all the hussle and bussle. You can get to the city in under 30 minutes by buss and the train station isn't far away. This area is becoming filled with lovely young families.

Has a couple of great cafe's Rubic and Wood Pecker who brew a great cuppa. Heaps of great restaurants like T17 Pizza place.

In this area the average 3 bedroom home now sells for over $1,000,000. But for those who look there is something for everyone.

Michael Webb- Real Estate Agent - Philip Webb Real Estate - Doncaster
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 25, 2020

"Leafy parks for dog walkers, Family friendly, quiet neighourhood"

Quiet neighbourhood compare to crowded box hill central. Leafy greenery surroundings. Close to Doncaster Westfield shopping centre - only 10mins drive. Homes are old and so need renovations or knock down rebuild to live with modern amenities. I would appreciate if there were more modern local brunch and coffee places especially after going for a walk or run or dropping kids off at school or working on your laptop at a cafe.
I would choose to live in box hill north over Blackburn (working class and some dodgy crime), box hill centre (chaotic, packed, fast pace) or box hill south (closer to Burwood, more industrial) if you prefer more natural parks and greenery.
I would also suggest that Whitehorse council improve their maintenance gardens and have better looking grounds and faculties instead of hiring contractors who sit around. Some look like they have been trimed or cut in ages. What are our council rates going too?!
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Nov 21, 2019

"A better place than neighbouring Box Hill and Doncaster"

Box Hill North is set to become the epitome of suburbia with neighbouring Box Hill and Doncaster becoming small skyscraper cities. One of the best things about Box Hill North is that the amenities of Box Hill and Doncaster are all readily accessible, without the hustle and bustle.
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 20, 2019

"The suburb should be worth a lot more than what it is"

Box Hill North is home to a lot of hidden gems, such as the Trawool St shops. It carries essentially the same school zoning as Box Hill and is well connected by public transport, hospitals and schools. The suburb's price underperforms its glitzier neighbour in Box Hill, but that won't last long as that suburb undergoes gentrification and Box Hill North becomes the new suburbia in the region.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
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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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  • 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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2yrs+

"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
stuartb8
stuartb8 The review sounds as though this person is hoping to deter others from living in the suburb, possibly because they're bidding for a place? I have lived in Box Hill North for over 20 years. I went to Kerrimuir Primary School as a child and I can hand on heart say that it's just getting better as a place to live.
Sep 20, 2019
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fx I think this post is quite on the money but I challenge them to find a suburb where this is not happening! I personally love living here, the community is fantastic and inclusive (just check out the Box Hill North Community and surrounds Facebook page for examples). We do have a lot of hidden gems (Shops, cafes, walking tracks) and have easy access to a lot amenities (Doncaster shopping town, box hill, quick 15 mins to city via freeway) while remaining untouched by the hustle and bustle. Its leafy and green, and while a lot of old houses are being torn down, there are a lot of houses having their character retained as well. I live that Ive brought up a family here, Box Hill North is awesome!
Jun 29, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+

"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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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"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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  • 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.
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  • Good public transport
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  • Too noisy
  • Unsafe in parts
  • Too much traffic
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chelseam8
chelseam8 Totally agree with the traffic issues
2yrs+
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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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Tyne Street

4.5/5
"Genuinely the best positioned street in Box Hill North"
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"Couldn't have grown up in a better location!"
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Kneale Drive

4.5/5
"Peace and quiet on the park but close to shops"
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"Magnificent Margaret"
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Ovens Street

4.5/5
"Great location "
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"Quiet and Leafy But so handy for Families. Solid investment."
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Peter Street

4.5/5
"Family Friendly with beautiful parkland and easy access to CBD"
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"Easy access to all you need"
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