Gzira, located in the central region of Malta is between Sliema and Msida and its best known landmark is Manoel Island. Gzira offers excellent views towards Valletta and has a picturesque yacht basin and popular public gardens, perfect for cooling off in the hot summers. The well-known Orpheum Theatre is also located in Gzira.
Property for sale in Gzira comes in the shape of apartment blocks and several high-rises, but there are still many traditional townhouses and maisonettes to be found, sporting the much-loved Maltese timber balconies or gallerija as they are known. Many of these past gems are earmarked for renovation, restoration and upgrading.
Gzira is convenient as a location as it offers easy access to Valletta, Sliema, the University of Malta and the shopping area of Sliema Ferries. With a beautiful, expansive promenade and countless new bars and cafes, Gzira is slowly being upgraded although some very famous British-styled pubs and eateries have become landmarks in their own right. Fort Manoel, located on Manoel Island, is undergoing extensive renovations to stop the ravages of time which has taken its toll and promises to become a major attraction. Manoel Island also plays home to a sanctuary for birds of all kinds, especially ducks. The sanctuary is manned by volunteers year-round.
Gzira property for sale has been a hot topic with the proposed redevelopment of historic Manoel Island particularly. The sensitive and sympathetic restoration of Fort Manoel and the many other historic buildings located here have become heated points of discussion at a national level.
Mega-developments are also planned for the area and this will deliver many residential and commercial properties available for purchase or rent in the years to come. The main reason for Gzira’s soaring popularity is its convenient location: one of the major roads that connect the whole of the eastern seaboard runs through Gzira and this makes the area extremely attractive as a place to live and work.