Zejtun is a located in the south eastern region of Malta, with about 11,000 inhabitants. It is a charming town with a rich history and culture and home to a number of important heritage sites such as St Catherine’s Parish Church, built in the Baroque style during the 17th century. The church also happens to be one of the largest in Malta. Zetjun has a very central location in relation to most other surrounding areas. It is ideal as towns and villages such as Paola, Marsaxlokk, Marsaskala, Tarxien, Valletta and Ghaxaq are within easy reach.
Types of property typically found here
The property market here is very diverse offering something to suit everyone. Many apartments and townhouses are available being offered for sale as well as some larger detached houses. Upon taking a closer look, here you will find from unconverted townhouses to large farmhouses with swimming pools, houses of character and even palazzos. As with everywhere else, prices will vary depending on size and location, but in general properties here are far more affordable than in some of the other towns and villages.
The inhabitants of Zejtun are known to be very friendly and welcoming and they are proud of their town and its history. Always happy to be of assistance to visitors, Zejtun is a great place to live, work and raise a family as it consists of a vibrant and active community with a lot on offer.
What makes Zejtun ideal?
- Ideal for families: Zejtun is a great place to raise a family as it is not only safe and affordable, but has a lot to offer families such as good schools, parks and playgrounds. This makes it ideal for first-time buyers and those who are planning on starting a family.
- Perfect for young professionals: Zejtun is also a popular choice for young professionals for several reasons: not only it is close to the capital city of Valletta but it has a number of amenities that appeal especially to younger people, such as restaurants, bars, and clubs.
- Many retire here: The area is also a popular destination for retirees as it is relatively quiet and peaceful with a mild local climate.
What to do and see in Zejtun
If you are into archaeology and a bit of a history buff, Zejtun has loads on offer. Besides being surrounded by other localities that host the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, the Tarxien Temples (a megalithic temple complex with some of the oldest freestanding structures on the planet), here one will also find the remains of a Roman villa from 200 AD which was discovered in the early 20th century.
- Then there’s also the Zejtun Bread Museum and Zejtun’s Crafts Village where you will find a number of workshops where traditional Maltese crafts are still produced.
- Make sure you never miss the well-known local market: a great place to find fresh produce, meats, cheeses and other local products.
- Zejtun Granaries: The granaries date from the 17th century and were primarily used to store grain but are now open to the public, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside.