Relocating to the more central localities in Malta is ideal if you want a vibrant city lifestyle, and feel the pace of country living is too slow. Also, it goes without saying that living in the more central part of Malta means you’re in localities close to work, shops, healthcare, etc.
There are plenty of desirable locations in central Malta which also offer some of Malta’s precious gems in terms of cultural and historical places of interest. Mosta, for example, hosts the St Marija Assunta Church which has the third largest unsupported dome in the world. The church was designed by a Frenchman living in Malta, George Grognet de Vasse. It took local people 27 years to complete the magnificent structure. The Victoria Lines, a line of fortifications flanked by defensive towers that spans twelve kilometres along the width of Malta also crosses through Mosta and its neighbouring localities. Mosta is situated north west of Valletta and has around 20,000 inhabitants.
Close by you’ll find San Pawl tat Targa, Birguma, Naxxar and Gharghur. These areas, albeit central, are not overly busy and are perfect locations to live in if one is looking for a place close to work but not too urban to live in. San Pawl tat-Targa and Birguma in particular are two of the few centrally located villages which are known for high quality, upmarket property, quiet neighbourhoods and open views of the country side. Gharghur is also high in demand for being a quaint village, parts of which have a valley view.
Attard is located a little further South, within reach of the quiet village of Rabat and neighbouring Mdina, a small, walled in village built centuries ago with an authentically historical feel. Attard itself is a popular location for property, in particular one of its suburbs that goes by the name of Misrah Kola. Near Attard you can find Ta’Qali, which served as an airfield during the Second World War and is known nowadays for the National Park (perfect for pick nicks with the family), the National Stadium and its 24h fitness centre.Also not too far are Balzan, Lija, Zebbug and Siggiewi, which equally offer a quieter spot in which to live though you are still very much close to the action.
That really is the beauty of Maltese life. You can have the trappings of city life without the hustle and bustle most experience when living in other cosmopolitan areas throughout Europe. All the areas have their own attractions. All are close to each other and are easy to reach.
If you’re a little unsure of the pace of life in Malta, the central localities in Malta could be a good choice. They offer the familiar without compromising on the wonders of Malta.