Attard is a gorgeous town centrally located and popular with the locals as a place of residence and for its quiet neighbourhood and centrality. Attard, alongside of Balzan and Lija, is one of the three villages at the centre of Malta, on the plains below Mdina. Following its rich history, Attard, has grown into a thriving village, with about 10,000 inhabitants, with the highest rate in population growth in the Maltese Islands, and a high rate of social mobility, with a record number of young people attending university. Breaking off from Birkirkara, Attard became a parish in 1575, with its parish church built in 1616 and dedicated at Our Lady of the Assumption. The locality’s motto ‘Florgera rosis halo’, literally translates into ‘I perfume the air with my blossoms’. This refers to the village’s abundant number of gardens, green fields and citrus orchards that have been part of Attard’s history since antiquity. Burial sites from three distinct periods - Pre-Historic, Hellenistic and Roman have been found, the oldest originating from around 3,000BC.
Sought After Areas
San Anton Gardens
The President’s Palace
The Malta Railway Museum
Apartments in Attard – Summary
Attard benefits from a large variety of real estate options, and it is a highly sought-after area. One way for one to find more reasonably priced properties in Attard is to purchase a smaller home, whether maisonette or apartment, in shell form, or on plan. There are a number of developments at present in this unique real estate market place. Prices of a three-bedroom apartment average in at about €200,000.
Prices in Attard
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €190,000 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 €750 to rent monthly
Why Live in Attard?
Attard is typically residential and not known for its shopping potential. People living in Attard will find all their day-to-day needs met in the varied small shops around the town including supermarkets and a shopping complex. Coffee shops are few and elite. Most of the town people's shopping is done in nearby Birkirkara which is a shopping centre par excellence. San Anton Gardens, which were opened in 1882, are popular because they are public and beautiful. A botanical garden, nowadays it hosts musical activities, animal shows, and a Shakespeare Festival every summer produced by MADC. The Malta Railway Museum showcases old train models and provides historical information about the Malta Railway train that used to pass through Attard.