Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, 14 kilometers east of Melbourne's CBD. Once a large independent city, Box Hill was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the late 1950s.
In recent years, Box Hill has become notable for its significant population of people of Asian birth or descent, particularly Chinese. The numerous Asian restaurants and retailers in its shopping district have contributed to the visibility of this aspect of the suburb's demographics since the 1990s. Most of the residents in Box Hill are houses and townhouses. There are also some high-rise apartments in Box Hill nowadays, along with low-density boutique apartments. This gives people a wide range of choices to find a favorable way of living. Box Hill is also famous for its education, including Box Hill High School, Box Hill Senior Secondary College, Our Lady of Sion College, and St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School. For mature students, Box Hill Institute of TAFE and St Leo International College provides further education.
Box Hill is 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.