Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census. The town is bordered by Paoli Pike on the south, Sugartown Road on the west, the Willistown Township on the east, and the East Whiteland Township on the north. It is south of US 30 and easily accessible to Route 202. The main road through the Borough is King Street, intersected by Warren Avenue. The Malvern ZIP code covers the Malvern Borough, and all or parts of East Whiteland, Charlestown, Willistown, East Goshen, East Pikeland, and Tredyffrin Townships. Malvern Borough is between Paoli on the east, and Immaculata University and Exton on the west. It is also a train stop on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line.
The Malvern Business and Professional Association promotes Malvern commerce and the unique character of the town. The Vanguard Group, IKON Office Solutions, Liberty Property Trust and Vishay Intertechnology are among the companies based in Malvern.
The Great Valley School District serves as the public education for the borough. The Borough contains two private schools: Malvern Preparatory School, for 6-12th grades, and the Willistown Country Day School (Montessori), for K-6th. It is also home to a Catholic elementary school for grade K-8, colloquially called St. Patrick's. The St. Patrick School spent the early part of 2012 embattled with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia over a proposed merger with the St. Monica School of nearby Berwyn, winning their case in March of that year.
Points of interest:
- Battle of Paoli, fought in Malvern, and is on the National Register of Historic Places
- Samuel & M. Elizabeth Burke Park, Theodore S.A. Rubino Memorial Park, and The Horace J. Quann Memorial Park
- Annual Memorial Day Parade, first held in 1869, tying Malvern's Parade with few others for the oldest Memorial Day parade
In the Malvern ZIP code
- Duffy's Cut, a stretch of railroad line just outside of Malvern Borough
- Immaculata University, in East Whiteland Township
- Great Valley Corporate Center, business park
- Jim Croce is buried in Haym Salomon Cemetery
- Swiss Pines, an arboretum and Japanese garden