Leafy green tradition on the edge of the action
Close enough to the city to be convenient, but far enough out to feel less crowded than the inner city, Malvern is home to great schools, excellent transport and picturesque streets. Gorgeous mansions, prestigious family houses and spacious apartments make for a great life at home, while the action around Malvern Central and Glenferrie Road give you plenty of options when you’re ready to head out.
Malvern is in the heart of establishment Melbourne. One of the leading inner south-eastern suburbs, it has traditionally been where white collar professionals raise their families inside spacious period homes surrounded by gorgeous classical gardens.
The rhythm of this family-friendly area is set by school hours, with plenty happening after drop off and before pick up. Most of that action is inside people’s homes in this sedate suburb, but as new, up-to-the-minute apartment developments are springing up, and a younger crowd are moving in, a contemporary street life is starting to blossom.
There’s a reason Malvern is one of Melbourne’s most expensive suburbs for real estate: plenty of people want to live here because of what it has to offer. There is a generous amount of space and comfort in most homes in the area, which is pretty remarkable considering its proximity to the CBD.
The mix of grand mansions, beautiful period homes and the latest in apartment and townhouse developments always get plenty of attention when they come on the market and clearance rates are traditionally strong.
This well-heeled area is a brilliant place to raise a family. You are surrounded by a number of Melbourne’s best schools, excellent public transport and destination shopping strips such as Glenferrie Road and Malvern Central. There are also plenty of green spaces to wander around, plus excellent facilities such as the Harold Holt Swim Centre and the recently redeveloped local library.