Malden is a family-oriented community. Individuals wishing to reside here will find the cost to maintain a comfortable lifestyle is well within reason. With an affordable housing market, the average middle-class family can still enjoy the extras in life. Malden has churches of all denominations, various civic clubs, and various parades/events. For the youth, Malden has Girl Scout and Boy Scout Organizations and a variety of organized sports.
The Malden Library (573-276-3674) is a branch of the Dunklin County Library and offers all types of reading materials geared toward all age groups. The Malden Library operated for many years from an individual's residence prior to occupying its current location in 1967.
The Malden Airport Inn (573-276-5144) is located on Highway 25, adjacent to the main entrance of the Malden Airport/Industrial Park, and has 28 rooms plus meeting facilities. When built in 1989, additional ground was purchased for future expansion. The Airport Inn is owned and managed by a group of citizens who saw a need for a motel and formed a committee to construct a quality facility. The latest project for the Malden Investment Corporation is a new, upscale subdivision on "J" Highway called Bradford Place.
Health services include three medical clinics sponsored by area hospitals, a chiropractor, two dentists and an optometrist. The ambulance service for the area is also located in Malden.
American Legion Post #293 finished construction of a new 12,000-square-foot building in 1997. The facility offers fine dining, Bingo, dances and private parties with a seating capacity of 400. Malden also has a local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club.