MALVERN At A Glance
A quietly affluent enclave long favoured by Melbourne’s well-to-do, Malvern and Malvern East offer up a picture-perfect snapshot of life in the inner suburbs – white picket fences and all. With tree-lined streets, chic cafés and beautiful parks, these idyllic locales are what young families’ dreams are made of.
Heritage-filled neighbourhood charm in a leafy family-friendly setting.
School-run traffic jams are par for the course.
Malvern was home to Victoria’s first ever bowls club (which has no doubt since been home to countless office Christmas parties).
The leafy streets and picture-perfect homes of Malvern and Malvern East are a veritable playground for families. In fact, it’s hard to believe that these lush green neighbourhoods are a mere 20-minute drive from the city. What’s not so hard to believe, is that once the kids leave home mum and dad tend to have no intention of following suit.
Gardens are perfectly manicured, café culture reigns supreme, and a pet dog is essential. Nowhere is this more evident than in firm local favourite Central Park, where you’ll find everyone from fitness addicts to latte sippers, weekend cricket clubs and playgroups all enjoying their spot on the grass.
Buzzing Glenferrie Road is the place to be when it comes to shopping, dining and mingling, whether it’s indulging in sugary treats from one of the area’s many patisseries or browsing for the latest in chic homewares. Meanwhile, a growing number of wine bars and fine dining options make evenings in Malvern and Malvern East an increasingly sophisticated affair.
In these busy yet homely neighbourhoods, postcode-proud locals have everything they could ever need.
Malvern and Malvern East are charming established neighbourhoods that have been a long-time favourite amongst prosperous families and retirees. Beautiful homes, wide tree-lined streets and a strong sense of community mean that once in, people don’t tend to leave in a hurry.
From weekend cricket matches to workout sessions and playground playtime, bustling Central Park is the epicentre of the Malvern/Malvern East lifestyle.
A number of Melbourne’s most reputable private schools are within the leafy surrounds of Malvern and Malvern East, making this neighbourhood a magnet for young families.
Sweet tooths be warned! Malvern and Malvern East are home to some seriously delectable cake stores and patisseries, drawing in locals and out-of-town visitors alike.
Driving through these neighbourhoods, you can’t help but marvel at the procession of stately homes. Of particular note is Gascoigne Estate, the grand dame of Malvern East.
The stately Edwardian homes that populate the lush streets of Malvern and Malvern East tend to come on the larger side. Likewise, gardens are spacious and well-manicured, and pools and tennis courts are a common feature, leaving ample space for children and puppies to run amok.