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Moving to Gozo Advise on where

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Postby rachal1084 » Sat 12 Apr 2014 15:17 GMT

Hi there

I have set my heart on moving to Gozo, we have a young Family consisting of me and my Husband and our 2 year old son and one on the way, we love Gozo because it offers so many advantages to bring Children up, we are visiting I. June for 2 weeks so we can do some research, I know Gozo isn't very big but would like to narrow our search area down.

We would obviously be looking for somewhere that would be a nice place to bring up Children with a School close by, we would also like to live close to the sea and somewhere not to secluded, not too far from the Ferry or Victoria (although I am aware nothing is too far from anyw on this Island) we do like to socialise so somewhere not too quiet.

I understand that my comments are probably too brief or naive or I haven't researched enough, so please be gentle, it's just when we go out there we want to be looking in places of interest, but not sure where to start, we are staying in Xlendi. Oh and I forgot to mention when we make our move (realistically) in a few years due to me being pregnant, we won't be buying a car as I don't feel it's needed on such a small Island so public Transport Links would have to be fairly good, and my Husband will be looking for work (I do realise that's easier said than done) but we are going out with some savings hoping to realise a dream.

Thank you in advance for any help

And I am sorry for typos but for some reason it won't let me edit the text (sorry)

Regards :)
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Postby gozomark » Sat 12 Apr 2014 16:15 GMT

I would start looking at Ghajnsielem :-) V close to the ferry, a friendly town with good restaurants and bars down by the harbour and in town itself, good transport links to Victoria (and walking to ferry) - not sure about schools, not my area of expertise
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Postby gozomark » Sat 12 Apr 2014 16:17 GMT

Also has a good big supermarket, a very good bakery near the church, and the band and football clubs near the church are both friendly, and the best fishmongers in Gozo.
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Postby rachal1084 » Sat 12 Apr 2014 17:55 GMT

Thank you Mark, I have made a note of that it does sound good, and I am sure there will be Schools close by, looking forward to our visit and checking it out, I heard there is a Lidl now in Gozo too :) thank you for your help

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Postby sarahc » Sat 12 Apr 2014 19:39 GMT

Re schooling, there is no better place than Victoria Primary school, it is a very good school, but also as it is central, if you do decide to move village, there is no upheaval to the child if you move house, we have moved a couple of times but we know that the kids go to Victoria school regardless of where we live. We are now at the stage that our daughter will go to secondary school in September which will be Victoria, so again no upheaval from where we live or our daily routine.
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Postby rachal1084 » Sat 12 Apr 2014 20:04 GMT

Thank you Sarah, that's very helpful, I want to be near Victoria because I think they have a Stage a Coach there, and I would love to send my boy there as he loves dancing and singing, I can't wait to bring up my children in such a beautiful place :) thank you again :)
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Postby serendipidy » Wed 9 Jul 2014 06:04 GMT

Hi. I am also playing with the thought of moving to Gozo. I will be looking at a 3-bedroom house with a pool in Qala and was wondering what you think of this area? I need something quiet but not too remote. Quiet because I will sleep during the day (5 nights on ) but not too remote, because I am off for 4 days on a rota. Is Qala OK? Thanks :-)
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Postby gozomark » Wed 9 Jul 2014 06:36 GMT

Qala is really nice, although that could change in the Hondoq development happens
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Postby serendipidy » Thu 10 Jul 2014 05:40 GMT

oh nooo...I am just reading about it...why are tourists following me...? that sucks...I hope it will not happen though....
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Postby Ghawdex » Sun 27 Jul 2014 02:28 GMT

serendipidy wrote:Hi. I am also playing with the thought of moving to Gozo. I will be looking at a 3-bedroom house with a pool in Qala and was wondering what you think of this area? I need something quiet but not too remote. Quiet because I will sleep during the day (5 nights on ) but not too remote, because I am off for 4 days on a rota. Is Qala OK? Thanks :-)


Off for 4 days on a rota are ya now? That would be a bike in Maltese, so must be a tiring 4 days! ;)
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Postby serendipidy » Sun 3 Aug 2014 03:41 GMT

I did it, you guys. I found an awesome house in Qala with a pool (4-bedrooms house of character) for 500€. Yay, me. LOL. Car sorted as well. So now I am excited to see how the commuting part works out....
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Postby KernowKaz » Mon 4 Aug 2014 08:08 GMT

Welcome to Qala, now the festa is over it will be quite peaceful!
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Postby bnet » Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:26 GMT

If you have young kids I'd suggest Mellieha or some other quieter town in Malta over Gozo.
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