Malta might be the obvious place to start looking to buy property, but here are some reasons we think you should also consider Gozo as a place to buy:
9. Good Market
The Gozitan property market is healthy and has increased steadily over the past few decades, making it a good investment.
8. Beautiful Unspoiled Surroundings
Yes Gozo is small, but it offers a surprisingly large variety of unspoiled places. From rugged windswept cliffs and green flower-filled valleys, to secluded beaches with crystal clear water, the island is gorgeously landscaped.
7. Village Life
Picture sleepy villages where time seems to slow down and where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables off the back of a cart, or warm bread straight out of the baker’s oven (he knows you by name), where the church bells chime every hour, and where families have lived for generations. If you hanker for the old-school Mediterranean lifestyle, Gozo is the place for you.
6. Stunning Real Estate
If you’re after a farmhouse in Gozo perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Gozo is a good place to start looking. Real estate in Gozo is different. Because of its size and geography, properties seem to be more spectacular here than almost anywhere else in Europe. The variety on offer is quite amazing, from penthouses in luxury developments to rustic, centuries-old farmhouses lovingly restored with all their unique quirks and features. Exceptional views, townhouses by the village square, palazzos with a pool…take our word for it, Gozitan properties have something extra special about them!
5. The Best of Malta Without the Bustle
Gozo is only 9 miles by 5 miles. Because of its size and location, it has succeeded in preserving many of the cultural characteristics that have now been lost or diluted in busy, cosmopolitan Malta, whilst at the same time retaining some of the best aspects of the mainland, such as English-speaking locals and excellent weather.
4. Good Infrastructure
Although it’s a tiny paradise island in the Mediterranean, Gozo does not suffer from a lack of services, as so many of the smaller Mediterranean islands do. It has a good hospital, excellent public transport, a heliport with a direct service to Malta International Airport, good schools, and a regular, reliable ferry service to/from Malta that operates all year round.
Quiet but vibrant in places, Gozo offers the best of both worlds. The island boasts some of the country’s best restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs. At the same time, it is still the kind of place where you can get lost, or where your kids can play outside in the village square or a nearby field.
2. Close to Malta
Whilst it may seem like a world away from Malta, it’s actually only a 20 minute ferry to/from Cirkewwa in Malta. You can commute to Malta for work and, in fact, many people do.
Property prices remain comparatively cheaper than in Malta. As in many small places in the world, the property market in Gozo is built upon personal relationships and trust, which is why you need someone who knows the island and who has experience dealing with the Gozitan real estate market, so that you can find the best possible property for the best possible price. This is why it is always recommended to choose a real estate agent that is trustworthy and has a reputable name.
There you go. 9 definitely good reasons to purchase a property on Malta’s sister Island of Gozo.