Malvern is in Chester County and is about twenty-five miles west of Philadelphia.  The town is bordered by Paoli Pike , Sugartown Road, the Willistown and  East Whiteland Townships. It is south of US 30 and easily accessible to Route 202.  It is also a train stop on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line.

The area was originally settled by Welsh immigrants who bought land from William Penn.  Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre, which occurred in 1777, during the American Revolutionary War.

Malvern has a mix of residential styles and neighborhoods, retail and industrial businesses, dedicated open land, and numerous civic, cultural, and religious organizations.

It was incorporated 1889, having separated from the northern portion of Willistown Township. The origin of the name, Malvern, is unknown.

Some major corporations are located here such as Siemens Healthcare, Ricoh Americas Corporation, The Vanguard Group, Liberty Property Trust, The Center for Professional Innovation & Education CorporationCerner and Vishay Intertechnology. 

The Great Valley School District serves as the public education for the borough.

There are three private schools: Malvern Preparatory School, for 6–12th grades, and the Willistown Country Day School,  and Villa Maria Academy. It is also home to a Catholic elementary school for grades K–8, colloquially called St. Patrick's. 

Two universities, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies and Immaculata University are both within the Malvern ZIP code.



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