St Julian's in Malta can be considered a veritable pastiche of Maltese life. Concentrated, dynamic, ever-changing and colourful, this coastal town is as energetic as they come, and if you look closely you will see snippets of the varied aspects of Malta, the Maltese and the changes experienced over time.
Most foreigners get their first taste of Malta via St Julian's and this is very understandable since there are some 50 listed hotels from five star to three star located in or around this town. The locality also offers a considerable selection of small, medium and large-sized apartments which are available for short or long-term lets and are usually booked throughout the year. Several local and foreign investors look to such properties as superlative saleable options ready to become a very valid investment that guarantees sure returns, whether property is located on a seafront block or in any one of the side streets. Most of these properties are modern stylish apartments but if you look closely around town, you will notice varied historical buildings that stand out for their period style and architecture.
Finding one's way around St Julian's takes some understanding of its divisions and varied districts. There are three popular key parts of St Julian's which contribute to its diversity. These are the quieter and rather more residential districts of St Andrew's and Ta' Giorni with their very quiet to very busy individual locations. Then there is a top tourist destination - the hot nightspot of Paceville which attracts people every night of the week - which is understandable since so much is concentrated within it.
Then there are the bays. Balluta Bay over which reigns the Church of St Julian's and the magnificent Balluta Buildings with its architecture reminiscent of the Art Deco style. Spinola Bay which overlooks the busiest tract of the town as well as a picturesque selection of traditionally painted fishing boats. St George's Bay with its small sandy beach just minutes away from Paceville's party scene.
The coastal tract of land which leads one through the entire gamut of diversity that is St Julian's, stretches all the way from the edge of Sliema and on to the limits of Paceville. This tract provides a superb promenade that is popular as a pleasant walk or jog opportunity. You can stop occasionally to enjoy the view over the sea to the distant horizon, or step down to walk on the rocks along the seashore below. Alternatively visit any one of the gardens that offer seating and relaxation, or playtime for the very young. The promenade also provides a huge selection of top notch restaurants strategically located in scenic spots. Locals and foreigners aim to visit these restaurants to experience traditional as well as continental cooking at its best.
A number of English Language Schools are also located strategically in and around St Julian's. Young people from all over Europe who mostly come to Malta to learn English, find themselves at ease surrounded by the best fun and sun opportunities which young people typically look out for on an island in the Med. Some recommendations for English Language Schools would be.
Located in Pembroke, just a few hundred metres into the centre of this area is Verdala International School (VIC). Opened in 1976, the School is highly regarded and has been the school of several foreigners and locals living in Malta. VIC is one of the only schools to have introduced the International Baccalaureate Programme. Another private school located in the vicinity is St. Catherine’s High School. Other private schools that are also recommended are St. Edward’s College located in Cospiqua, St. Martins, Located in San Gwann, San Anton, in Mgarr as well as St. Michaels Foundation in Swatar & Pembroke.
There are several nurseries and kindergartens located in the close vicinity. These include Chiswick House School Kindergarten in San Gwann, St. Michael’s Kindergarten in San Gwann, Fleurette School of Montessori (nursery) as well as Giggles Nursery & Daycare amongst others. A great website for further investigation into these schools would be kidsmalta.com.
Then there is the shopping. With varied small shops dotted along the main coastal road, the biggest shopping mall within St Julian's is located in Bay Street in the Paceville district. Comprising a shopping complex, an ice rink and several varied diners, it attracts thousands of people to its hub. Close by there is the Eden Cinema Complex where one can see some of the newest big screen releases ahead of the rest of Europe which generally has to wait longer until language dubbing is finalised. And of course Paceville itself with its clubs, bars, restaurants, dancing floors, and colourful street life. A Casino on the very tip of Dragonara Point sits as a beacon of attraction to those who love to add a dash of extra excitement to their night out. Another Casino, namely Portomaso Casino is located on the edge of Paceville, however secluded from the hustle and bustle of the nightlife, is located in the Portomaso Business and Marina Complex and adjacent to the Hilton Malta.
A winner of Best Marina Development in 2005 is an iconic residential and commercial development that has changed the landscape of the real estate market. Tucked in its own corner in St. Julian’s the development offers 420 Luxury apartments, a 23-story Business Tower, 406 room 5 star Deluxe Hilton Malta, one of the largest conference centres, restaurants, shopping mall, super market and an underground parking garage.
One of the most buoyant markets for both property sales and letting, St. Julian’s has plenty to offer in terms of accommodation. Due to the town being one of the major hubs for business and leisure the real estate market has continued to remain stable with continued growth in capital appreciation. The standard of real estate in St. Julian’s is very high however prices are yet still reasonable when compared to other similar towns around Europe.
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