You can’t get much closer to campus than the new shopping center, The Grove, which is across the road from Penn State Great Valley. Where else can you grab some food, throw an axe, and rehab an injury? Stores at The Grove include Bomba Taco + Bar, Bull Dog Yoga, Clean Juice, NovaCare, Nudy’s Café, Slyfox Taphouse, Splitting Edge Axe Throwing, and Sublime Cupcakes.
There are an array of restaurants, fast food chains, and cafés around campus, including AKIO Sushi and Poke Japanese Restaurant, Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant, Chipotle, East Star Chinese Restaurant, Himalayan Exotic Indian Cuisine, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Subway.
Need to buy some food to stock your kitchen? Grocery stores Aldi, Wegmans, and GIANT are close to campus. If you need to pick up some clothes, books, furniture or appliances Dollar Tree, Goodwill Boutique & Donation Center, the QVC Outlet Store, and Target are all nearby.
If you’re looking for some indoor physical activity, Grand Slam USA, Philadelphia Rock Gyms, and Play-a-Round Golf are great options. There are also an abundance of parks and nature preserves nearby when you want to get some fresh air: Cedar Hollow Park, Cool Valley Preserve, George Lorimer Preserve, Malvern Community Park, Valley Creek Park, and more.
People’s Light, a professional theatre company near campus, offers live performances of new and classic plays.
If you have a medical emergency, the Paoli Hospital is just a few minutes away. The Paoli train station is close, too, giving you the freedom to travel around the Greater Philadelphia area (and beyond) with ease.
For more information on the Malvern area, visit the Malvern Borough website.