Big-city conveniences and wholesome charm a half hour north of Boston.

Ranked as Massachusetts’ best place to raise kids in 2009, it’s no secret that Malden cultivates a family-friendly atmosphere. Blending extensive outdoor recreational spaces with its very own downtown, Malden flaunts big-city conveniences and small-town charm. It’s a simple commute into Boston, too—the city is a half hour T ride away.

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Malden is bordered by Medford, Everett, and Revere

Logan International Airport: 60 minutes on the T or 30 minutes by car
Downtown Boston: 45 minutes on the T or 25 minutes by car
Boston Common: 35 minutes on the T
Harvard Square: 30 minutes on the T

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Malden: Massachusetts' Favorite Place to Raise a Family

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Idyllic main streets and wholesome evenings characterize Malden, Massachusetts' favorite suburb for raising youngsters.

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The facades of its town center's shops conjure visions of small-town charm.

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It's common to see students heading to class.

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Sometimes they're even strolling hand in hand.

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The image is so sweet it'll break your heart.

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Malden's streets were made for all-day games of kick-the-can and competitive hopscotch.

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In Malden, you don't grow out of healthy competition.

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Team pride runs strong in Malden.

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Root for Boston's boys at the local pub or tavern.

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Public Access to Malden

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The Malden Center and Oak Grove T stops provide easy access to Boston proper. All you need is the better part of a half hour.

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The bus also provides service to neighboring communities like Everett and Revere.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Brian Samuels

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Brian Samuels is a Boston-based lifestyle photographer and writer. He is also the creator of A Thought For Food, a blog of recipes and personal anecdotes pertaining to cooking. His work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Improper Bostonian, the Boston Globe, Saveur and the Huffington Post. This Airbnb project has allowed him to explore and discover more of Boston.