Welcome to Malvern
A historic, pretty town in southeast Pennsylvania with nice neighborhoods.
Located around 25 miles west of Philadelphia is the Malvern borough. A place with a lot of history, Malvern dates back to the Victorian era. Several buildings in the area reflect the architecture of the time – especially in the business district. The borough also has several sites of historical significance including the site of the Battle of Paoli, which took place during the United States’ fight for independence.
Ever a delight, Malvern has seen rapid growth in the last few years. The good thing is, there’s something for everyone in terms of properties, whether you’re looking for moderately-sized split level houses, Colonial-style homes, ranches, or massive estates with acres and acres of land. The majority of homes are surrounded by trees, with lots of green, and gorgeous lawns.
What to Love
- Great selection of restaurants
- Small, friendly community
- Beautiful selection of homes with lawns and yards
People & Lifestyle
Residents love the quiet and relaxed life at Malvern, and enjoy attending the several local events. People who live in Malvern also enjoy the intimate sense of community due to the small population of 3,482 as of the 2020 census.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents and tourists alike delight in strolling down Melvern’s King Street, which is lined with restaurants, shops, and boutiques. Step into King Street Gallery
to explore some fine arts and antiques, Zoet Bathlatier
for artisan candles and self-care products, or at Occasions Boutique
and Posh Collections
for quality women’s clothing and accessories.
As for the food, you’ll love going out for a meal at one of Melvern’s many delicious restaurants. The popular General Warren
offers a culinary experience you won’t want to miss. Located in a historic 1745 inn, the restaurant serves excellent American cuisine, deemed by many one of the best fine dining experiences in Chester County. Restaurant Alba
will fulfill your Italian food craving for sure. This cozy spot is perfect for a romantic dinner, where you can enjoy antipasto, tasty pasta, steak, lamb, and more with a glass of wine from their great selection. Have tasty creative takes on breakfast and lunch favorites at The Classic Diner
. Locals love going to the trendy Brick & Brew Gastropub
to enjoy New American eats, beer, and freshly-imagined cocktails in the cozy atmosphere.
Things to Do
Catch one of the many eclectic shows at People’s Light
, one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional non-profit theatres. Besides having 8-9 plays per season, People’s Light also offers a variety of award-winning educational arts programs and year-round classes, including summer programs for ages 7-18.
You can’t miss booking a tour at the Wharton Esherick Museum
, the home and studio of famed American craftsman-artist Wharton Esherick. Located atop Valley Forge Mountain and set on 12 wooded acres, visitors get to experience Esherick’s life work of artistic creations.
To journey into the past, take a trip to Historic Sugartown
, a lovely 19th-century village where you’ll see what American life was like back then in this rural crossroads village. You’ll find at your disposal several tours, events, and even workshops on the art of bookbinding.
If you’re interested in exploring more American history, visit Paoli Battlefield Historical Park & Paoli Memorial Grounds
, a historical site that saw the Battle of Paoli during the American Revolution. Here, you’ll also find the second oldest war memorial in the country, and the oldest in Pennsylvania. The 40 acres of preserved farmland is a favorite for local events and picnics, and also has trails for walking, jogging, and biking.
Malvern is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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