8.9 out of 10

Malvern

Ranked 83rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8580888252603 145.035614696766
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jul 22, 2017

"Great spot.. icon to melbourne"

what great spot..

see this video of the local parks and gardens

https://vimeo.com/221701340
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A family friendly neighbourhood"

I lived in Malvern for the first 30 years of my life. It's family friendly neighbourhood, fantastic transport options and great shops and restaurants. Heaps of parks. And so close to the city.
Pros
  • 100's of Restaurants! Take your pick
  • Glenferrie Road... LOTS of shopping
  • Excellent Transport!
  • Good facilities on offer
  • Great family area
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
LS
LS Hi Laura, Going through this forum, saw that you've been staying in Malvern for a long time. My sister and her family (husband and kid) are looking for a nice house in Malvern area starting 1st week April. Would you know anyone who is willing to rent their apartment to an Indian family?
Mar 30, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Malvern- A great suburb for a small family"

Malvern is a great suburb out of the CBD that allows suburban living but also the possibility of being close to the city. With slightly larger block sizes than further inner city suburbs like Windsor or Armadale, Malvern is spacious and has tree lined streets in abundance. It is well positioned for a young family with primary schools on offer as well as lots of park and recreation space at Central park.
Pros
  • Great family area
  • Good facilities on offer
  • 100's of Restaurants! Take your pick
  • Glenferrie Road... LOTS of shopping
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A little bit snobby.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Amazing Malvern"

I have been living in Malvern for 1 year and love the "homely" feel the town has. It's very close to the City with Trams and Trains running direct. If you like shopping Glenferrie Road has an amazing amount of boutiques, as well as grocery stores, hairdressers and everything you can think of. It's a mini Chapel Street in feel, as you also have all the amazing antique and bridal stores on High Street.

You are super close to the beach in St Kilda (15 minutes drive) or if you prefer Sandringham or Brighton you are on the right side of town. 100's of Restaurants in the area, and you are close to Armadale, Toorak and Hawthorn. 15 minutes away by car you can get to Chadstone the Fashion Capital, for hours of shopping! Lots of Parks and Playgrounds are around, so take your pick out of Armadale gardens, Caufield Parks or Melbourne Botanical Gardens are all 15 minutes away maximum.

This area is a wealthy, well to do suburb with plenty of young families and older couples. I would recommend Malvern for Couples as it has lots of things to do eating out wise, as well as South Yarra and Prahran being close by via Taxi for a big night out.
Pros
  • Glenferrie Road... LOTS of shopping
  • 100's of Restaurants! Take your pick
  • Excellent Transport!
Cons
  • Bad Traffic on High Street and Glenferrie Road, watch out for the 100's of BMW X5's who take over the road!
  • Snobby, yet not too much!

Best Streets in Malvern

"Hip & busy area"
-37.8623716073 145.0284392509

Unranked Streets in Malvern

"Quiet street with many well maintained period houses"
-37.8679860228 145.0393265724
"something for everyone"
-37.8481457 145.0307462
"Street is getting a little old now"
-37.849868946 145.0416898179
"It has a bit of evrything...."
-37.8529561915 145.0404467234

Lara Street

4.5/5
"Perfect for families"
-37.8488410026 145.0390123837
"a family street with style"
-37.8594960977 145.0397363838