Located in the heart of Malta, Balzan is one of the old central towns on the island which comprises also of Attard and Lija, all of which are closely located. Known as ‘Hal Balzan’, originated in the 16th century and was named after a merchant who was granted a sizeable stretch of land by the Knights of the Order of St John. The town began flourishing in earnest in the 17th century when it grew to a capacity that allowed it to become a parish. Today, its community amounts to 3900 people. The town of Balzan is the proud bearer of an ancient motto which in Latin reads ‘Hortibus undique sept'. This phrase literally translates into 'surrounded by gardens' and to prove this fact the town is still rich in private gardens and orchards full of oranges and varied other ages-old citrus trees.
Sought After Areas
The local Parish Church
The local feast
Apartments in Balzan – Summary
Balzan boasts all kinds of properties, ranging from the very old and traditional townhouses in the very centre straight to the very modern and contemporarily constructed apartments and penthouses located on the outskirts of town and along the borders with adjoining and neighbouring towns such as Birkirkara. Being a high-end property location, real estate in and around Balzan tends to be somewhat pricier and of a higher quality than other places around Malta.
Prices in Balzan
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €180,000 to buy
2015 3 bedroom penthouse cost €200,000 to buy
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €600 to rent monthly
2015 3 bedroom penthouse cost €800 to rent monthly
Why Live in Balzan?
The town is not particularly known for its shopping potential although all amenities are found within it, including banks, post office, supermarkets and a handful of boutiques. A good selection of cafeterias, pubs, wine bars and small restaurants can be enjoyed however, with many of these eateries being located in cosy side streets. Balzan is also known for the presence of the aqueduct, part of which remains intact within the town. The aqueduct constructed in 1610 by Grand Master Wignacourt was of fundamental importance as a structure and as a precious utility since it transported rainwater from the high grounds of Rabat, all the way down to the new city of Valletta. Thus the historical importance of each part of the remaining structure is of tangible relevance.