Welcome to Malden
A charming and eclectic city minutes from Boston
A thriving city known for lush, leafy parks and relaxed sophistication, Malden was originally called Mistick Side for its proximity to the Mystic River. Known affectionately as the “City of Neighborhoods,” Malden is made up of an eclectic collection of residential enclaves, including the hip Edgeworth and leafy Maplewood, which have ranked in the top ten for best American neighborhoods.
Malden has always been a diverse town, ever since the early 1900s when people from all over the globe came to settle here. By the mid 20th century, many of Malden’s residents had left, leaving room for urban renewal. Today, Malden is a charming mix of vintage and contemporary designs, with stunning Victorian houses standing as a testament to the town’s early wealth. From charming colonials on shady streets in the center of town to luxury condo buildings, Malde has something to suit every style.
What to Love
- Highly walkable
- Diverse, welcoming community
- Global cuisine
- Minutes from Boston
People & Lifestyle
With its mix of old-world charm and modern flair, Malden offers residents a unique take on urban luxury. Historic beauty melds into city sophistication in this warm, friendly community that both young professionals and families feel at home in.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With an impressive variety of global cuisine and first-class bistros, Malden offers residents plenty of choices for dining out. District Kitchen, a sleek, contemporary space with a creative menu of Chinese fusion, offers stunning dishes like whole crispy sea bass in a ginger scallion sauce, cuttlefish dumplings, and a Sunday brunch with Chinese omelets.
Enjoy a decadent meal of modern Asian cuisine at All Seasons Table, one of Malden’s top restaurants. Perfecting the art of sushi, this elegant dining room features an impressive wine list, jazz, and an elevated take on classic flavors. The creative nanobrewery Idle Hands Craft Ales showcases small-batch, Belgian-inspired beer tastings and pub food, while Ristorante Serena offers a classic menu of Italian cuisine and an elegant dining experience. Nearby Assembly Row provides residents with upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment like the AMC Movie Theater and chef-driven food and craft beer at Lucky Strike Social.
Things to Do
Malden’s diverse community brings global cuisine, festivals, music, and theater to the neighborhood, while the scenic setting creates an ideal space for relaxing. Welcome winter and sip hot chocolate or winter-themed cocktails at the Winter Festival, which features artisan wares, gourmet food, festive caroling, costumed characters, and performances. The Chinese Culture Connection invites the neighborhood to celebrate Chinese New Year with a vibrant festival full of authentic Chinese music and Lion Dance performances, rice dough sculptures, holiday food, and more.
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is a peaceful place to go for a long hike. Established in 1893, the historic Fellsmere Park features a lovely walking path, scenic wooded areas, expansive green space for picnics, and the 25 acre Fellsmere Pond. Known as the “Jewel of Malden,” this beautiful pond is the focal point of the park and features two fountains. The park also claims the famed Seven Bumps hill, which children and adults alike flock to for winter sled-riding.
Malden is home to the excellent Malden Public Schools district, as well as several premier educational institutions, including: