Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 kilometres east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is 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. A very large and active Chinese community adds colour and vivacity to the mix.
Box Hill has a bustling shopping precinct. This comprises the shops along Station Street and Whitehorse Road, and the suburb's two shopping centres. Centro Box Hill, formerly Box Hill Central, features a Safeway Supermarket, The Reject Shop, Readers Book Store, Dick Smith, Big W, a selection of fashion retailers, the large indoor Box Hill Market and a large food court. It is also integrated with a bus interchange and the Box Hill railway station. The neighbouring Centro Box Hill (north section, formerly Centro Whitehorse), includes a Coles Supermarket, Harris Scarfe, Priceline, EB Games, Game House, Homeart, another food court and a selection of specialty fashion retail stores.In late 2007 the two shopping centres merged. They are now known as buildings "South" (Formerly Centro Box Hill) and "North" (formerly Centro Whitehorse,) or "Box Hill Centro", with centre management located in the South building.
This post is part of the Our World Tuesday Meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.