Where should you rent a flat in Malta?
Like anywhere in the world, the rental market in Malta has its hot spots and its up-and-coming places. The key to finding a great property to rent is in the use of a lettings agent who has experience and knowledge of the market. They will know all the best value-for-money locations and will be able to provide great insight into helping you find the perfect rental property.
Whether you are a family, a business professional, or a student looking to enjoy island life, here is a quick guide to the most sought-after areas and the best value-for-money locations on the island.
The most in-demand areas
Sliema and St Julian’s are among the most in-demand areas, with upmarket developments and excellent transport links. However, if you are willing to look only a little further inland, some excellent opportunities arise.
“For those clients who wish live in the more sought-after areas of Sliema and St Julian’s but find them too expensive, San Gwann is always a great option,” advises RE/MAX Assistant Regional Letting Manager Michaela Tabone.
Located within a five-minute drive from the seafront and well-connected with a bus route heading to and from Valletta, San Gwann is one of those areas where you can find a rental property that provides more bang for your buck. Whilst not compromising on the quality of life, as there are also ample amenities in the area.
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Similarly, places such as Msida and Swatar also provide excellent opportunities for rental properties. The latter providing a suburban setting whilst being especially close to the University of Malta and Mater Dei general hospital.
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Heading further inland reveals some great value-for-money locations. Most central areas tend to be more affordable for young people and offer a better standard of living. Localities such as Naxxar, Birkirkara, Lija, Balzan and Attard have become very popular among those seeking to step away from the hustle and bustle of busy seaside towns, without being too far removed from the action. After all, this is Malta and distances are never too far!
Affordable property with sea view
Finally, if you are looking for an affordable property with a sea view, Malta has 136km of shoreline, with many towns dotted along the northern coast. It can provide fantastic value for money rental homes. These localities might be further away from the main areas of Valletta and Sliema, but that is partially their appeal. They are closer to Malta’s popular beaches and yet are still well connected to the rest of the island.
As Michaela Tabone explains, “the northern areas of St Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Bugibba and Qawra, as well as the southern areas of Marsascala and Birzebbuga, are very popular with our foreign clients looking for affordable properties with a view.”
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