Brush up on Box Hill
BRUSH UP ON BOX HILL
Learn more about bustling Box Hill, the home of the latest Art Series Hotel, The Chen. Once a large independent city, Box Hill was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the late 1950s and is now a major transport hub for Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Box Hill Central is a regional shopping centre complex, made up of two separate centres which is anchored by Big W and Woolworths and includes more than 95 specialty stores. You'll find fresh food markets, medicinal herb retailers and clothing shops with an extensive range of traditional Asian foods.
Box Hill Gardens is home to two playgrounds, a large duck pond, cricket pitch, war memorial plus picnic and barbecue facilities. Past highlights in the gardens have included the Summer Music Series, World Harmony Day concert and Global Fiesta.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehorse and is home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups. Box Hill Community Arts Centre hosts workshops, exhibitions and art parties and also offers a variety of rooms for social, recreational, community and corporate functions.
Tien Dat was the very first Vietnamese restaurant in Box Hill. When they opened in 1983 there was only a handful of newly migrated families from Hong Kong and one Chinese grocery store.