Welcome to Malvern
Quaint borough with vast green spaces and a walkable downtown
Malvern is a small, peaceful borough in Chester County, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, and is one of the most desired suburbs in Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania for its vast estates and upscale lifestyle. Those who commute into the city can take the SEPTA rail into Center City, Philadelphia in about 45 minutes, leaving from Malvern Station. Locals have quick access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lancaster Avenue, and Route 202, which can take you anywhere in Pennsylvania and the neighboring states.
Residents enjoy living on idyllic tree-lined streets and are surrounded by spacious outdoor spaces that are perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. With its walkable downtown, locals can dine at several eateries, cafés, and shops all in one convenient location. The Malvern Memorial Parade
is the oldest memorial parade in the U.S. and a huge celebration where residents take a lot of pride in their town. Each Saturday, shop for the freshest produce, baked goods, cheese, meats, and honey at the Malvern Farmers’ Market
from the end of April through December.
Malvern is a quiet, affluent borough that has close access to Philadelphia as well as several parks, trails, and green spaces. Many residents love having spacious farms and areas to ride their horses, where the Thorncroft Equestrian Center
is a top place to ride. Locals appreciate the walkable downtown with top restaurants and shopping.
Malvern has many places to eat and shop, with most located along King Street in Downtown Malvern. Restaurant Alba
is the premier spot for delicious Italian food in a cozy yet elegant atmosphere. For a casual night out, Flying Pig Saloon
has tasty American cuisine such as burgers, sandwiches, and entrées. Brick & Brew
is a gastropub serving elevated pub fare and craft cocktails in a cool and inviting atmosphere that’s great with friends or on date night.
Located inside a historic inn is the upscale General Warren Inne
, where you can order various American entrées from fish and beef Wellington to seared duck breast made with only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. If you want to start your morning with a terrific cup of coffee and a delicious pastry in a bright and inviting space, Malvern Buttery
is the perfect spot. At Julie Anne’s Place
, expect an excellent breakfast in a warm and charming historic home.
Several boutique-style shops, cafés, and eateries can be found along King Street in Downtown Malvern. If you want to shop for luxury brands,
For additional shopping for luxury brands, King of Prussia
has everything locals need.
Malvern has a vast amount of rural spaces that are ideal for those who like to hike, bike, fish, or ride horses. Willisbrook Preserve
has many trails that’ll take you through woods, meadows, and along waterways. The Chester Valley Trail
is a 13-mile trail along what used to be the old rail corridor running from King of Prussia to Exton in the west that’s a great scenic route for runners or bikers. About six miles away is Valley Forge National Historical Park
, another great outdoor space to explore by foot, bike, or paddling along the river.
One of the most significant attractions in Malvern is the Paoli Battlefield Historic Park
, the site of the Paoli Massacre during the American Revolution. You can visit monuments and memorials, learn about the revolution, and roam the various trails. Historic Sugartown
is a picturesque village in Malvern that’s like stepping back in time to the 19th century.
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