Malvern is a prestigious suburb, nestled next to premium suburbs Toorak and Armadale.
It’s largely populated by affluent families, with freestanding houses far outnumbering apartments. The area’s shown consistently impressive growth over the last 35 years, with periods of faster growth mirroring that of the rest of Melbourne.
Selling points: Within 10 kms to Melbourne’s Central Business District, bordering neighbouring suburbs Armadale, Toorak Caulfield and Glen Iris, Malvern prides itself on parks & recreation, schools, public transport and good old fashioned neighbourly spirit and community sense of pride.
Its many tree lined streets generally have larger allotments this affluent suburb is popular with growing families.
Most sought after properties: Malvern offers a variety of housing which includes older period homes as well as contemporary homes in tree lined streets as well as a smattering of apartments.
Most common properties: Victorian/Edwardian period homes and more recently designer executive homes
Top amenities: With a number of primary schools and selection of high schools within the immediate area and neighbouring suburbs, Malvern is a popular destination for young families. The suburb offers excellent transport facilities, an abundance or great eateries and restaurants and Glenferrie roads shopping precinct. It’s also well positioned within arm’s reach of the Monash Freeway.
Local industry and business: Predominately a residential only, there is a good mixture of retail and other small business trade in the area
Recent changes: Over the years Malvern has undergone a revamp with the majority of period homes being restored to their natural glory adding as a result of younger generations settlings into this popular destination. At the same time many older homes have been demolished to make way for architect designed executive homes.
Best streets: Haverbrack Road, Chilcote Avenue, Spring Rd, Harvey Street, Elizabeth Street and Finlayson Street just to name a few of the more prestige and popular.
Public transport: There are a number of tram routes in the area along main arteries of Wattletree Road, Glenferrie Road, High Street and Malvern Rd. Trains are located at Malvern and nearby Gardiner Railway Station.
Main arteries: Main arteries include Glenferrie Road, High Street, Malvern Road, Princes Hwy and Wattletree Road.