Located 8 km south east of the CBD with a population of 9422 (2006 census). Malvern is an affluent suburb attractive to working families looking for detached dwellings on larger blocks of land (600 sqm +) or family sized homes close to the CBD. People living in the suburb have an average income of $77,316 putting Malvern third on the list of top earning communities in Melbourne. Roughly 70% are owner occupiers, and 30% renters. Some significant buildings can be found in Malvern including Stonnington mansion. Parks are also a feature, and include Malvern Gardens in Spring Rd.
- De La Salle College, Malvern
- Caulfield Grammar School (Malvern Campus)
- Malvern Central School
- Malvern Primary School
Malvern Train Station (Various tram services operate out of Malvern Tram Depot on Glenferrie Rd)
The main shopping strip is located on Glenferrie Road and attracts residents as well as visitors to the suburb.
Large blocks of land and family sized homes dominate. Some are period in style ranging from Californian bungalows to large brick double fronted Edwardian houses. Others are modern renovations of existing post war houses or new homes with high speck interiors. Units, Townhouses and villas are commonly located closer to the train station and shopping strip.