The City of Malvern is located in South Central Mills County. Malvern is 22 minutes southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area and just 15 minutes from Offutt/SAC Airforce Base.
The City of Malvern is one of Iowa’s premier small towns offering the best of quality family life along with the right mix for vibrant and successful business climate. This community has a positive vision and a can do attitude! The pro-growth leadership has resulted in a business community offering the best in restaurants and entertainment along with a great mix of professional services and specialty shops and attractions. The Classic Cafe, Mulholland Grocery, and Moreau’s Backerei draw patrons and visitors from well over 70 miles away. If quality foods and dining experiences are what you seek, look no further as Malvern is a happening place! Add a bicycle ride or hike along Iowa’s oldest and most beautiful trail - The Wabash Trace, and you have a weekend full of fun times, great memories, and family and friends begging you to schedule your next trip to Malvern. The Wabash Trace runs a 63 mile route from Council Bluffs to the Missouri border bringing thousands of riders through town. The community has many special events throughout the year featuring arts, entertainment, and specialty bike rides. Other recreational opportunities include the Fairview Hills Golf Course and the Malvern Municipal Aquatic Center. Malvern is home to the annual Mills County Fair and offers a world class venue within the fair grounds for weddings, large receptions, and special events.