Malden MA

Welcome to Malden, Massachusetts

Malden, Massachusetts is a largely residential suburban city in Southeastern Middlesex County that houses 60,000 residents. Malden’s borders originally encompassed Melrose and Everett, which are now the neighboring cities to the North and South respectively. Historically, Malden has been known for its immigrant population, and, despite a recent bout of gentrification, is still regarded as one of the most diverse suburbs of Boston. Located north of the Mystic River just six miles from downtown Boston and a stone’s throw from Routes 1, 93, and 198, Malden locals enjoy proximity to some of the best history, education, dining, and recreation the East coast has to offer. 

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Malden, MA Real Estate

Often referred to as “The City of Neighborhoods”, Malden contains a large number of beautiful Victorian homes that comprise 8 distinct neighborhoods: Bellrock, Edgeworth, Faulkner, Ferryway, Forestdale, Linden, Maplewood, and West End. Each place has something different to offer, resulting in a diverse population of residents that speak a variety of languages. Redfin named Edgeworth - Malden’s “downtown” neighborhood - the 6th hottest neighborhood in the country in 2017. Over recent years, Malden’s popularity has grown considerably, resulting in a major uptick in home sales, which increased over 50% from 2021 to 2022. 


Malden, MA Housing Stats

Median Sales Price: $635,000          Population: 65,074

Average Days on Market: 16           Median Household Income: $77,119

# of Homes Sold: 61                          Home Ownership Rate: 41.6

Things to Do in Malden, MA

Malden fosters a sense of community through a community hub on the town website where residents can post events, causes, fundraisers, and activities to be promoted by the town. The events calendar in Malden is always busy, leaving residents with an abundance of choice of how to spend their free time. Painting parties, wellness sessions, free English classes, and murder mystery pub crawls are just a few examples of the numerous community building activities that residents get to enjoy. 


Popular Restaurants in Malden MA

All Seasons Table - Trendy and modern Pan-Asian Cuisine owned by first-generation American Douglas Tran
Exchange Street Bistro - Upscale restaurant with an impressive six menus listed on their site: dinner, lunch, dessert, martini, wine, prix fixe, and Sunday brunch. Winner of the OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Award in 2018 and 2019
Hugh O’Neill’s Restaurant and Pub - Modern take on traditional Irish fare served around the clock with a lively atmosphere complete with trivia night, DJs, and live music
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill - Family owned restaurant serving authentic Mexican and Central American cuisine

Malden MA Attractions

Fellsmere Park
A quiet retreat equipped with walking trails, open grassy fields, wooded areas, and a scenic pond that has been serving the Malden community since 1893.
Boda Borg Boston 
Escape room adjacent reality-gaming center where participants are put through physically and mentally exhilarating quests. 
Waitt’s Mountain 
An easy 0.5 mile loop that offers spectacular views of the Boston skyline. 
Idle Hands Craft Ales 
A local favorite spot that offers a selection of craft Belgian-inspired beers and complementary dishes. A lively events calendar - including activities like taproom yoga, brewery game night, and a pop-up biergarten - keeps the locals and tourists entertained throughout the year.


Malden’s public school system consists of seven schools: one pre-K, five K-8, and one high school. There are also a number of private options for residents who choose to go that route, including Mystic Valley Charter School and Malden Catholic High School. The most popular school in the city, Malden High School, has a minority enrollment of 76%, making Malden’s schools some of the most diverse in the state. Being only a short trip from some of the country’s best universities, college readiness is the number one priority at Malden schools.

To Downtown Boston:
Distance: 5.7 miles via MA-99 S
Public Transportation: 20 minutes
Drive: 22 minutes
Rush Hour Drive: up to 40 minutes
Average Commute Time (one way): 35.7 minutes

To Logan Airport:
Distance: 5.8 miles via Main St
Drive: 24 min
Public Transportation: 42 minutes