Are you planning to relocate in Saint Julian's? Here are some tips to help you find accommodation in this dynamic Maltese city.
Known as San Giljan in Maltese, Saint Julian's is a very dynamic city, both in terms of its infrastructure and of is inhabitants. The city has been attracting tourists and expatriates in large numbers since a few years, regardless of the season. Former fishing town, Saint Julian's has a beautiful Latin architecture which contributes to its soft environment, like the Spinola Palace for instance.
In short, Saint Julian's is a mixture of history to modernity, providing quality living to its inhabitants, as well as to tourists and expatriates. The waterfront, boutiques, restaurants, bars, night clubs, etc, give it a fresh and modern look. Thus, you are definitely going to enjoy your stay there.
Saint Julian's is divided into several zones. So make sure to choose the one which best suits you according to your criteria. Here is an overview of the different neighborhoods:
Paceville is a relatively modern neighborhood, built back in the 20s. This neighborhood is famous for its vibrant nightlife with bars, casinos, clubs, etc. Paceville is also attracts young couples and professionals thanks to the range of accommodation it provides.
Portomaso is Malta's developing center, hosting luxurious accommodation, a leisure center, a beach club, shops and boutiques, as well as a luxury hotel and a conference center. You will also find the Portomaso Business Tower which is the country's only 98 meters high skyscraper.
Pender Gardens is another popular neighborhood, providing a wide range of residential properties.
Swieqi, for its part, is a calm and peaceful residential neighborhood providing various facilities and services. You can choose from small houses, apartments and semi-detached houses.
Madliena is a developing zone thanks to the Madliena Village which is a beachfront luxurious apartment project. It also hosts the Madliena Ridge offering high standard properties.
Spinola Bay, which is found on the side of Saint Julian's, has a traditional bay with luzzos and fishermen. You will also be able to enjoy its coffee shops, bars, restaurants, but in a less hectic lifestyle.
Saint Julian's is served by several bus companies which can take you to Paceville and Sliema, etc, by making several stops. When you go out at night, you can also enjoy the night-bus service as taxis can be quite expensive. If you have a car, parking lots are available in Swieqi.
The city also hosts several schools, some of which are very popular with expatriates, namely the Sacred Heart Foundation which provides both primary and secondary education, St Vincent School, Maltalingua Language School, EF International School of English, Berlitz Language Centre, EC Malta, among others.
As a dynamic area, it hosts other features such as the Spinola Palace Gardens, several shops and boutiques, cinema halls and bowling clubs, etc. As regards local shops, you can find fresh foodstuff at affordable prices.
As Saint Julian's is a tourist city above all, finding accommodation on the Internet should not be complicated. However, you are advised to distinguish between short-term holiday rentals and long-term rentals. If you have already read the article Find accommodation in Malta, you must be aware by now that “long term rental saint julian’s malta” are the keywords to be entered in your search engine.
Otherwise, feel free to seek the help of a real estate agency. We are providing you with a few useful links at the end of this article. Finally, classified ads in local newspapers, some of which are available online, may also help.
According to Maltese laws regarding real estate, long-term rentals should not be less than 350 euros per month. Moreover, the lease contract should last for a year.
Hence, you can find a single-bedroom apartment in Saint Julian's as from 300 euros to 350 euros a month. Prices can even rise up to 400 euros for a modern single-bedroom apartment. For a two-bedroom apartment, you will need around 450 euros. However, the same type of accommodation with sea view will cost around 550 euros.
If you prefer a 180 m² modern three-bedroom apartment with sea view, you will need an average of 1,200 euros a month. Finally, in the Portomaso Marina, rent prices start as from 6,000 euros.
Expat.com – Housing in Malta
Saint Julian’s Local Council lc.gov.mt
Times of Malta – Housing offers www.timesofmalta.com
Yellow Pages – Real estate agents www.yellow.com.mt