Countryside meets convenience in this highly desirable community
Malvern spans across Willistown Township, East Whiteland Township, Charlestown Township, and Malvern Borough. The quaint downtown offers shopping, dining, and convenience to all of Malvern’s residents. Malvern is rich with history, and is site of the Paoli Battlefield during the Revolutionary War. Just 30 minutes to Philadelphia, Malvern has maintained a rural aesthetic, thanks in part to its many nature preserves and conservation groups like Brandywine Conservancy and Willistown Conservation Trust. Many commuters are drawn to Malvern for the easy access to Septa’s R5 regional rail and major thoroughfares like the PA turnpike, Route 30, and Route 202, among others. Many corporations call Malvern home, including Siemens Healthcare, Ricoh Americas Corporation, The Vanguard Group, Liberty Property Trust, The Center for Professional Innovation & Education Corporation, Cerner and Vishay Intertechnology.
The Great Valley School District serves as public education for the area, and is rated 10/10 on GreatSchools.org. There are private schools throughout the area as well, ranging from gradeschools (Saint Patrick’s), to high schools (Malvern Preparatory School, Willistown Country Day School, Villa Maria Academy, The Phelps School), and universities (Penn State Great Valley and Immaculata University).
A Step Back in Time
Malvern’s downtown, which runs along King Street, is an easily walkable attraction to residents and visitors alike. While many surrounding thoroughfares have been built up significantly, downtown Malvern has a friendly small town feel with charming Victorian buildings and historic architecture. Local businesses run the show, providing a refreshing change of scenery from the standard franchise operations elsewhere.
Small businesses like florists, art galleries, boutiques and antique galleries can be found throughout the downtown area. The loft above Knots and Weaves has a great rotating selection of artwork, antiques, and home décor. Local favorite Worrell’s Butcher Shop provides high quality local meats and home made meals (they’ve been around since 1966!). The Buttery and Julie Anne’s Place are popular breakfast locations, or for an afternoon or evening bite try Alba, Christopher’s, and The Flying Pig.
Downtown Malvern has a number of fun and exciting events throughout the year. The weekly farmer’s market at Burke Park features fresh fruit and vegetables along with other local vendors. Burke Park also serves as a great location for Movie Nights in the summertime. Spring and Fall are hosts to The Bloom and Harvest Festivals, along with dog-friendly Bark in the Park. Paoli Battlefield offers guided tours on certain dates. Businesses keep their doors open late for Malvern’s Victorian Christmas, which acts as one big Malvern block party! The evening includes free horse & carriage rides, live music, and specials.
A Nature Lover's Dream
Bucolic serenity available 365 days a year
Malvern is a nationally recognized landmark for nature lovers and conservation activities, residing within an ecosystem that supports a wide variety of birds, trees, and animals. One of the most impressive sites is Rushton Woods Preserve, which is an 86-acre farm open to the public 365 days per year. Like many other nature preserves locally, this piece of land is restricted by conservation easement so that it cannot be developed into housing. On top of that, they offer a community farm program that uses sustainable agriculture and has worked to feed 130 families locally and donate over 4,000 pounds of food to food banks.
Enjoy both sweeping open fields and wooded trails throughout Willisbrook Preserve, Sugartown Preserve, Ashbridge Preseve, Okehocking Preseve, Kirkwood Preserve, and Valley Creek Park. 2,600 acre Ridley Creek State Park lies just outside Malvern’s boundaries and attracts many visitors.
Golf lovers rejoice – Malvern is home to two highly rated golf clubs. White Manor Country Club and Applebrook Golf Club provide scenic backdrop for your favorite Saturday morning outing. Residents also enjoy the close proximity to other highly regarded clubs like Aronimink, Waynesborough, Overbrook and Hershey’s Mill.
With these impressive landmarks, it is not surprising that Malvern is a top pick for many high net worth individuals and families, including professional athletes, business owners and founders, and celebrities. Thousands of these large estates have eliminated the possibility to subdivide, adding thousands of acres of open space to the landscape forever.