The Island of Malta is a sunny Mediterranean nation located south of Europe. Malta has two national languages, Maltese and English, but English is the most spoken language. This is because Malta has attracted many foreigners who buy property and live in this Island and become state members.
Most foreigners prefer to move to Malta due to its political stability, the country is safe, the crime rate is low, and the tax regimes here are very favorable. The Islands climate is pleasantly Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
Most villages in Maltese Island can be accessed by public transport although transportation frequencies vary from village to village. Also, schools are available, and the Maltese government offers free education. Hospitals, medical clinics, shops, pharmacy, bars/pubs, churches, restaurant and shopping malls are also available in most villages.
So, most villages have all the necessities, what matters when choosing the best location now is preference and affordability.
Sliema, St. Julian’s and Paceville
These are the most populated areas in Malta and the most ‘urban’ of Malta’s village. The buildings in these communities are a mix of commercial and residential. This is where you will find shopping malls, movie theaters, marinas public sea access, and vibrant international community.
Every village has a bus terminal, cab services, and water taxis are also available. These are among the costly areas to live in Malta.
St. Paul’s Bay, Qawra, and Mellieha
Properties in these regions are very affordable.
St. Paul’s Bay, Qawra, and Mellieha are located in the north of the main Island. These villages have sprawling sandy beaches and plentiful seaside access. They are the best most popular choice of communities amongst retirees, holiday makers, and families. These villages are busy in summer and become quiet during off-seasons. The distance is an hour drive (in traffic) to Valletta and Sliema/ St. Julian’s.
Valletta and Florina
They are the inner villages in the city center. Most people don’t like the location because they are Malta’s banking and government centers. Most buildings in these villages are traditional townhouses or historic, and they are quieter villages. Parking and car access to Valletta are very limited. With public sea access located outside the city walls, Valletta is silent at night. They are the safest although properties are costly
Pembroke and Madliena
These villages are located in the north of Malta’s main urban area. The property in these areas can be quite expensive, but the countryside villages are quiet and enjoyable.
Gzira, Ta Xbiex, and Msida
Properties in these villages are very affordable. Msida is where the Main University of Malta campus is located making the village popular with students. Road transport is available with a bus terminal at the University in Msida, the Hospital of Msida and on the highway of Msida.
Mdina and Rabat
Mdina is a gateway to a very quiet and historic home. It is a very small, walled, medieval city. Both villages have lovely plenty residential areas which are affordable.
Malta has many villages, it all depends on expats choice. Otherwise, any place within Malta is okay.