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The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (formerly Malden Redevelopment Authority) is located at 215 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor.

Malden Stats & Facts

Great Location
A convenient location five miles north of Boston. Easy access to Logan Airport and Routes 1, 16, 93, 99 and 128.

Unparalleled Transit Access
Two MBTA commuter rail stations and 19 bus routes serve the City of Malden.  Malden Center Station, anchored in the heart of the City’s downtown, is the 7th busiest Orange Line station and, overall, the 16th busiest MBTA rail station.  With an average weekday ridership of 11,600+, Malden Center Station ranks in commuter activity alongside the lively Haymarket, Copley Square and Davis Square Stations.  Public transit connects Malden to Boston (a mere 12 minute ride to North Station) and to 10 other communities in Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex Counties.  The Haverhill Line Commuter Rail, operating through Malden Center Station, provides accessibility between communities in Northern Essex County—just minutes south of the New Hampshire border—and Boston.

Premier Address
A high-density urban community with a rich history and close-knit neighborhoods, Malden offers a wide variety of housing ranging from elegant Victorians to upscale high-rise apartments to single, two and three family homes.  The residential market remains robust in Malden, where developers have capitalized on the City's convenient access to two transit stations to build new apartments.  Young professionals, graduate students and empty nesters enjoy these new high-end units that are a short walk to the MBTA's Orange Line.

Outstanding Amenities
A diverse dining scene, transit-oriented housing, premier parks and recreational facilities, including the Northern Strand Community Trail, a nine mile bicycle/pedestrian and multi-use trail that extends from Everett through Malden (three paved miles), Revere, Saugus and eventually to the ocean fronts of Lynn and Nahant.  The City is also home to a variety of historic landmarks, including its renowned public library designed by renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

Quality Schools
Malden is committed to its schools.  The City's three high schools - Malden High School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School and Malden Catholic High School - have been recognized as top schools by U.S. News and World Report.

Rich Diversity
Malden High School is the second most diverse high school in Massachusetts.  Students come from over 60 different countries and speak approximately 60 different languages.

Median Household Income
The average household income $65,975.00 (based on 2019 ACS data)


2021 Property Tax Rates (per $1,000)
Commercial $19.14
Residential $12.29


Business Friendly
Business friendly government committed to growing the economy.
Well-developed infrastructure.
An environment that will help a company retain and attract qualified employees.
Commitment to ongoing business development and retention.
Approximately 1,200 businesses call Malden their home.

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