BOX HILL

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Population
9,672 (2011)
   
Local Government
City of Whitehorse
   
Area
3.5 km² (1.4 sq mi)

Location
14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne

Suburbs around Box Hill
Box Hill North
Box Hill South
Blackburn North
Blackburn
Blackburn South
Mont Albert North
Mont Albert
Surrey Hills

Area Profile
Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of Melbourne's Central Business District.[2] in the local government area of the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Box Hill had a population of 9,672.

Once a large independent city, Box Hill was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the late 1950s. As a result, it once had its own large historic Central Business District, its own municipality in the former City of Box Hill and its own suburbs.
   
Box Hill is known for its multicultural diversity, and its resulting large range of restaurants and cafes of various international cuisines.

Transport   
Box Hill is also a major transport hub for the City of Whitehorse and surrounding suburbs. Box Hill railway station is located under Centro Box Hill and is served by the Belgrave and Lilydale railway lines. The complex also includes a large bus terminus, linking commuters to a broad range of destinations across most Melbourne suburbs.

Tram route 109, which runs along Whitehorse Road, was extended from Union Road, Surrey Hills, to Box Hill and opened in May 2003. It runs to Port Melbourne via the city.