Close to some of the best beaches in Malta and the ferry to Gozo. A bit far from the rest of the things on the island since it is situated in the northern part.
Good bus connections. Some great restaurants and nice bars. A steep way down to Mellieha Bay. Not a big city, but a nice place to relax and enjoy life. However, you shouldn't be in a bad shape since you have to go a lot up - and down hill in this city.