Guide: Real Estate in Qormi

The Baker's City

Qormi is located right in the centre of Malta, and is the fifth largest city, a thriving and developing locality. Bronze Age pottery and Punic tombs found in the area, indicate that it may have been inhabited in antiquity. Ancient Roman remains have also been unearthed in one of Qormi’s two valleys. It was during medieval times that Qormi started to flourish steadily, until 1743 when Grandmaster De Pinto bestowed his name along with the title of ‘Città’ upon the city. Its motto ‘Rising from the low’ attests to Qormi’s humble beginnings. One of the things that Qormi is famous for is its bakeries, as for centuries it was the sole supplier of bread for the whole island. Qormi became also well-known for its horse racing, horse breeders and the famous traditional ‘serkin’, otherwise known as a ‘sulky’.

Those that are interested in property in Qormi, there is a variety of different types of homes available for sale and for rent. From modern apartments and maisonettes to the most luxury of houses of characters and villas with pool. Many of the older apartments are fairly larger than recent builds. Half a century ago apartments were built with the intention to house larger families where couples would on average have three, four of even five children. During the millennium and beyond this changed in that the quality of new builds grew into a much higher finish whereas the size of apartments slightly decreased. Whilst by European standards our homes are still much larger on average, apartments and maisonettes comfortably house a family of five easily.

Citta’ Pinto

Qormi has grown into a thriving centre, with easy access to most Malta being set along two of Malta’s arterial roads leading pretty much all over the island. Qormi has two parishes, one dedicated to St George and another to St Sebastian. Two valleys, Malta’s largest, adorn the area, one of which acts as drainage for the winter rains, making the area’s natural habitat very lush. It is a busy centre for shopping, having a large commercial area, as well as a lot of specialised and select outlets. Qormi is located adjacent to the Marsa Sports Complex, a great stretch of land given over to sports and recreational activities.

Points of Interest

Summer festas in Qormi are a big deal. They are hugely celebrated, with a massive turnout, and as festas go, colours, people, revelry and fireworks are all guaranteed during either of the town's festas.

With Qormi being popular for its horse breeding and racing, the Horse Race Track, just at the edge of the city is a major attraction, and should be visited at least once. This huge racetrack hosts all of Malta’s horse races.

The Marsa Sports Complex, sits partly within Qormi, and is a huge complex with a series of fields, tracks and sports clubs. The biggest and most prestigious is the Royal Golf Club with a 18-hole golf course. Sports facilities within the complex include Rugby, Football, Tennis, Squash, Running, Archery, Basketball, Athletics, amongst others.

Festa tal-Hobz/Bread Festival is an annual event with which Qormi displays its legacy and mastery of bakery. Qormi boasts of having the best bread on the island and the festival highlights this unique bread-making history.

Real Estate Market

Although Qormi is a very busy city, it boasts high-end property both on the outskirts with its lush green, and with the city centre where old palazzos and big town houses are found. Qormi’s quaint and intact properties boast gardens and pool areas, set within the traditional Maltese limestone atmosphere. Townhouses, both converted and unconverted are to be found in plentitude, due to the area’s long history, and usually make excellent family homes and bachelor pads with their seemingly innate ambience of comfort. Modern and newly built houses are available too, along with designer maisonettes and penthouses.

Property to let in Qormi