Kerrimuir is a residential locality in Box Hill North, 15 km east of Melbourne. In 1935 the Kerrimuir residential estate on Springfield Road was put up for sale. It is thought that the name was inspired by Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland.
During the early 1950s Box Hill North was mainly orchards with a scattering of houses. Within a short time residential subdivisions spread from the Maroondah Highway/railway line corridor, and at the north-east corner of the Box Hill municipality a locality known as Kerrimuir was formed. The Kerrimuir primary school was opened in 1959, along with a Catholic primary school. A group of neighbourhood shops was built at the corner of Middleborough Road and Springfield Road.
The suburb came to maturity in about 1970 in terms of numbers of families and children; the 1971 school enrolment was 769 pupils. In 1999 the enrolment was 350 and in 2014 it was 300. The area's median house prices in 1987-98 were about 32% above the median for metropolitan Melbourne.