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What to do in Malvern

Tuesday, 19 December 2023
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Let's explore if Malvern is a good suburb, and what exciting village activities are on offer at our Menzies retirement community!

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque suburb of Malvern, the Menzies Malvern retirement village brings together a welcoming community of independent seniors. This is a place where good friends gather, stories are shared, and lasting memories are made - but that's not all!

There's always something happening in the bustling suburb of Malvern. So if you are wondering "is Malvern a good place to live?", we have some answers for you on this page! 

Let's explore if Malvern is a good suburb, and what exciting village activities are on offer at our Menzies retirement community!

Is Malvern a good suburb? 

The short answer is: Yes! Malvern is a beautiful suburb that has a lot to offer. It's close to the city (only 8km away from the Melbourne CBD), yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Good to know: The Menzies Malvern retirement village is situated in the heart of this lovely suburb, so you won't have to worry about travelling too far for activities or entertainment.

Commanding an enviable position on Glenferrie Road in Malvern and High Street in Armadale, Menzies Malvern sits at the heart of all things charming and vibrant. Here, you're just steps away from chic boutique stores that offer a unique shopping experience, whether you're looking for the latest fashion or a gift for a dear friend. 

Enjoy close access to charming wine bars and dining at varied cafés and restaurants, perfect spots for memorable evenings filled with laughter and great conversation. With such a wealth of delightful experiences just around the corner, life at Menzies Malvern offers the perfect blend of independence, excitement, and charm for active seniors.

Peace of mind: Is Malvern a safe place to live? 

Malvern is a very safe suburb and has an excellent reputation for being a place where everyone can feel at home. In addition to that, the local Malvern Police Station is situated in the heart of the suburb - and is only a convenient distance of 100m away from the Menzies Malvern retirement village.

You'll find Menzies Malvern is also just steps away from the tram lines 6 on High Street and 16 on Glenferrie Road. Thanks to the well-connected Monash Freeway and Dandenong Road arterial network, road trips to the scenic Peninsula are also on the horizon. Whether you seek the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's thriving central business district or the tranquillity of a leisurely road trip, Menzies Malvern serves as the perfect gateway to diverse experiences.

Is Malvern safe for seniors?

Yes, the suburb of Malvern is a safe place for seniors to live. There are many facilities and services in the area, including a number of medical centres and pharmacies.

In addition to that, the Menzies Malvern retirement village also offers a safe haven for seniors. The village is located only 1 km away from the Cabrini Malvern hospital, and also has 24/7 emergency assistance on-site.

Discover the best attractions: What to see in Malvern 

There are so many things to see and do in Malvern! From exploring the local shops and cafés, to visiting one of the many beautiful parks, there is plenty of things to do and sights to explore in beautiful Malvern - and they are all just a short distance away from the Menzies Malvern retirement village.

Here are some of our suggestions of what to do in Malvern:

  • The Malvern Library - Situated almost directly opposite of Menzies Malvern, the beautiful Malvern Library is the perfect place for a visit for bookworms and architecture lovers alike. 

  • The Malvern Gardens: This English style garden is the perfect nature escape, offering serpentine paths, beautiful lawns and a large variety of garden beds with annual plants as well established oak trees and an ornamental pond and fountain.

  • Malvern Town Hall - This history-rich building is an architectural gem that hosts various community events, adding a touch of elegance and charm to the heart of Malvern.

  • Stonnington History Centre - Delve into Malvern's rich past, exploring fascinating tales and historical artifacts that reveal the stories of our vibrant community.

  • High Street and Glenferrie Road - Whether you are looking for something specific or just going for a stroll, the varied shops and boutiques will keep you coming back for all your shopping 

A front shot of the beautiful Menzies Malvern retirement village The entrance of Menzies Malvern retirement village

Menzies Malvern retirement village: Explore what's on in Malvern

The Menzies Malvern retirement village offers a large array of on-site amenities and welcoming community groups that come together on a regular basis and use the purposefully designed communal spaces to share a laugh and have a chat.

Some of the active community groups and activities at Menzies include:

  • Regular cinema showings: Yes, you heard right, Menzies Malvern has it's very own cinema! The residents regularly come together for movie nights and other showings on the big screen.

  • Village café: A relaxed and inviting space for socialising, dining and enjoying a drink. It's also the hub of activity for many of our community groups and events. The village café is open to all residents, their friends and families seven days a week - and the café chef is happy to prepare certain meals on request for residents as well if you don't feel like stepping out!

  • Gym and indoor pool: Another great feature of Menzies is the indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium, supporting residents to live healthier and more active lives. The whole area is currently being given a comprehensive upgrade, and will soon also feature a rejuvenating infrared sauna and a dedicated yoga room with a LED screen for virtual exercise classes. Exciting times!

  • Resort-style courtyard: There is nothing quite like coming home and being greeted by a beautiful courtyard complete with a fountain that is reminiscent of a 5 star luxury hotel. The entrance will not only make you want to turn around and come home twice, it is also sure to leave a lasting impression on your visitors.

Endless possibilities

Malvern is not only a great and safe place to live, but also the ideal location for independent seniors to retire, with the Menzies Malvern retirement village right in the heart of the vibrant suburb. And with so many events and activities that are happening in and around Menzies Malvern, the possibilities are truly endless.

Learn more about Menzies Malvern.

For more information about the lifestyle and support offered at our retirement villages, call our customer service team on 1800 550 550

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