Renting a Home in Sliema
Understood locally to be Malta’s commercial capital, Sliema is a bustling hub teaming with shops, businesses, restaurants, and nightlife venues, all in front of a stunning and extensive sea view.
With a population of around 15,000 people, and with thousands more daily visiting this hugely popular city, Sliema is popular place to live, where you will experience very best of Malta’s fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Here’s why you should consider renting your home in this busy metropolis.
Life in Sliema is certainly lived to the fullest by the locals, be it by cheering on the country’s most successful football team, the Sliema Wanderers, or taking an evening stroll along the charming wide promenade that traces the coastal seafront and looks out across the water.
There is a wide variety of properties that sit together in the Sliema area, and so there is something to appeal to every taste – whether you wish to stay in a modern, fully-furnished apartment or penthouse with a sea view, or tend more towards a rare and beautifully converted townhouse full of character nestled in a quaint and quiet lane.
Like every town in Malta, Sliema celebrates its annual parish feasts, which are a hugely popular Maltese tradition that recognise each town’s patron saint. This is an ideal way to experience the essence of the local lifestyle amongst the many Maltese natives and large expat community that live together there.
Only 10 minutes along Sliema’s seafront promenade, one arrives in Malta’s nightlife hotspot, Paceville. This party capital features countless bars and nightclubs – enough to satisfy everyone’s taste, from the most determined all-night party animal to those seeking a quiet cocktail to be enjoyed in front of the sea and under the stars. There are several quaint and modern local pubs and wine bars that are well frequented throughout the town. One just has to just take a walk or drive along the seafront and navigate from the strand and make your way up to Balutta Bay where the border stands,
Meanwhile, Sliema’s surrounding towns of Valetta and Ta' Li-Ibrag all include fashionable wine bars, some of which host live entertainment evenings such as jazz performances or comedy nights, or for the devoted theatre-goer, one can attend one of the regular productions held at Sliema’s own old theatre, Teatru Salesjan.
Food and Drink
Maltese cuisine is well-known to be some of the best of its kind in the Mediterranean, and there’s few great places to sample it in Sliema. The cafe & restaurant culture at the Sliema Ferries as well as at The Piazza at Tigne Point also offers an amazing choice of different Mediterranean food and other cuisines from Sicilian to Japanese.
The huge variety of restaurants in the city offer diners the chance to taste the freshest fish from the day’s catch, including crab, seabass, and the local delicacy, lampuki. Alternatively, the Maltese classic ‘fenek’ or rabbit is widely available, and is famed for its slow-cooked tender meat, that literally melts in the mouth.
No visit to Malta is complete without trying the local savoury flaky pastry, the pastizzi, and there are few places better to indulge in this treat that from one of the many pastizzerias on the Sliema waterfront.
If you are moving to Malta for work reasons, whatever the duration of your stay, Sliema is the ideal choice.
Several overseas companies are based there, specialising in online gaming, finance, computer programming and pharmaceuticals, and the prevalence of office spaces in the area means that there are many amenities nearby, designed to accommodate employees from all industries. Plenty of ex-patriates live in the Town, where they are within walking distance to their homes, whilst others may choose to be more adventurous and rent away and utilise the modern and reliable Local Transport system.
As Sliema is also one of the primary destinations for foreign English language students, most especially during summer, as a teacher there’s nowhere better to live in Malta to be close to work opportunities.
Property for Rent in Sliema
There is a vast choice of property available to let in Sliema - ranging from €700 per month where you may find a modest one bedroom apartment, €850 per month for a 2 bed-room apartment and €1100 where you will find a 3-bedroom home. Of course - depending on the luxury and availability prices differ according to supply. It is always recommended to speak with a professional letting agent to understand what you may find according to your search criteria and your budget.
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