A Box Seat In Apartment Living

Home to some of Melbourne’s best Asian cuisine, Box Hill is also building a reputation for affordable apartment living.

Since the state government identified the eastern suburb as a metropolitan activity centre in its planning blueprint Plan Melbourne, Whitehorse council has approved multiple skyscrapers, including the 26 and 36-storey Whitehorse Towers – Melbourne’s tallest high-rise outside the CBD.

The latest tower to join Box Hill’s growing collection is Central Park, a 19-storey development on Nelson Road. The tower will house a mix of one and two bedroom apartments priced upwards from $490,000.

Central Park, 12-14 Nelson Road, Box Hill.Central Park, 12-14 Nelson Road, Box Hill. Photo: FloodSlicer

The 19th floor is where residents will find the best Central Park has to offer. The rooftop includes a swimming pool, inbuilt barbecues and an indoor dining area. From here views stretch out to the east – starting at leafy Box Hill Gardens all the way to the Dandenong mountains. When the weather isn’t playing nice, there’s also an internal dining area and lounge.

Health and fitness facilities are well and truly taken care of at Central Park with a sauna and steam room and indoor gym. Yoga lovers can salute to the rising or setting sun on the outdoor deck.

Within the apartments, residents can choose from the light or dark colour schemes. Each apartment also comes with basement parking and a storage area.

Public transport and shops are conveniently close. Box Hill train station, bus and tram stops, as well as Box Hill Central shopping centre and Box Hill Hospital are all less than one kilometre away. The CBD is a 14-kilometre trip.

Sales officially launch next month, but early buyers got in quick with 35 per cent of the apartments selling in the pre-launch period. Construction kicks off in June this year and is expected to finish in early 2019.