Strictly Main Line

Malvern Real Estate Analysis


The borough of Malvern in Chester County, Pennsylvania will forever be known for being the last stop on the historic Main Line, despite the fact that it is far from the last station along today’s Paoli/Thorndale Line. As befits its role as the westernmost enclave in a string of communities renowned for their history, scenic setting, and high quality of life, Malvern is a charmer of a place.

A cross between a small town and a village, the borough extends across an area that’s less than one and half square miles in size and is home to just over 3,100 people. It is important to note, however, that the borough itself actually comprises just a portion of the region Main Liners know as Malvern, which actually includes more rural areas home to many sprawling estates.

Originally a part of the Welsh Tract, Malvern was first settled in the late 1600s and gets its name from the beautiful Malvern Hills in England’s West Midlands region near its border with Wales. Once a primarily agricultural area, Malvern has since evolved into a semi-rural suburban community that’s mainly residential but still contains thriving pockets of commercial activity. Located just over half an hour’s drive from Center City Philadelphia and less than ten miles north of West Chester, the seat of Chester County, Malvern is easily accessible but it has also successfully managed to maintain its peaceful atmosphere of country seclusion over the years.

The heart of the community is its historic downtown which is anchored by King Street. Like most of its neighbors up and down the Main Line, Malvern developed faster after the Philadelphia Railroad built a station here ‘ as such, the King Street district, its oldest commercial area, is dominated by brick and stone buildings built in the style of the Victorian architecture of the age.

Populated by an assortment of independently-owned shops and restaurants, Malvern’s Victorian-era downtown is immensely walkable and provides residents and visitors with an enchanting shopping and dining experience. Its wealth of antique stores makes it a particularly popular spot among Main Liners in search of one-of-a-kind pieces.

It’s not just its downtown that’s been attracting interest in recent years, however. Malvern has also seen a great deal of revitalization in the past few decades and is well-known for being the home of the 700-acre Great Valley Corporate Center, a vibrant business park that’s partially located in nearby East Whiteland.

Malvern Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Malvern

4149 Hollow Rd Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 4149 Hollow Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7009030)
4 beds 3 baths 4,034 sqft $824,900
275 W Central Ave Malvern, PA 19301
3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $299,900
221 S Warren Ave #Lot 1b Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 221 S Warren Ave #Lot 1b, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7008119)
4 beds 4 baths 2,713 sqft $725,000
221 S Warren Ave #Lot 1a Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 221 S Warren Ave #Lot 1a, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7007976)
4 beds 4 baths 3,070 sqft $749,000
Lot 43 Shilling Ave Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of Lot 43 Shilling Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7007899)
3 beds 3 baths 2,483 sqft $466,063
71 Markel Rd Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 71 Markel Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7007709)
3 beds 3 baths 1,580 sqft $255,000
105 Sagewood Dr Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 105 Sagewood Dr, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7008535)
3 beds 3 baths 2,768 sqft $489,000
36 Knickerbocker Ln Malvern, PA 19355
4 beds 3 baths 2,627 sqft $535,000
2180 Yellow Springs Rd Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 2180 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7007721)
4 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $559,000
340 Paoli Pike Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 340 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7006057)
4 beds 3 baths 2,002 sqft $525,000
16 Indian Way Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 16 Indian Way, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7005639)
5 beds 7 baths 5,253 sqft $5,000
506 Quarry Point Rd Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 506 Quarry Point Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7005594)
4 beds 4 baths 2,990 sqft $579,990
631 S Warren Ave Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 631 S Warren Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7005582)
3 beds 3 baths 2,296 sqft $465,000
3000 Atwater Dr South Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 3000 Atwater Dr South, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7005573)
3 beds 3 baths 2,735 sqft $499,990
1 Ashwood Ln Malvern, PA 19355
Photo of 1 Ashwood Ln, Malvern, PA 19355 (MLS # 7005472)
5 beds 6 baths 5,266 sqft $1,250,000

Walk Score for Malvern

Malvern School Data

Malvern School Districts

Great Valley School District
Devereux Mapleton Schools

Malvern Schools

Charlestown El School
K-5, public
Great Valley Middle School
6-8, public
Great Valley High School
9-12, public
Kathryn D. Markley El School
K-5, public
Malvern Preparatory School
6-12, private
St. Patrick School
PK-8, private
Villa Maria Academy High School
9-12, private
The Phelps School
6-12, private
Willistown Country Day School-Malvern Montessori
n/a, private
General Wayne El School
K-5, public
Willistown Country Day School
PK-K & ungraded, private
Vanguard School
n/a, private
The Crossroads School
n/a, private
Devereux Mapleton Schools
4-12, private
Sugartown El School
K-5, public
Goddard School
n/a, private
Malvern School
n/a, private
International Montessori Schools At Malvern
n/a, private
The Beneto Center
4-12, private