Centrally located, Attard is a gorgeous town, popular with the locals as a place of residence, due to 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 a 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.
The locality’s motto Florgera rosis halo, literally translates into ‘I perfume the air with my blossoms’. This attests to the village’s abundant number of gardens, citrus orchards and green spaces 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.
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 Parish Church, an architectural artistic relic in itself, was built by the celebrated Tumas Dingli, a native of Attard. Adjoining is the Church Museum, showcasing antique religious relics.
Opened in 1882, San Anton Gardens are popular for a reason - they are public, extensive, and beautiful. A botanical garden, today it hosts musical activities, animal shows, and a Shakespeare Festival every summer. It is definitely a place to visit.
Inside is the President’s Palace, the official private residence of the President of Malta, with its adjoining Kitchen Garden, that has been providing the Palace with produce since the Knights of St.John's tenure. Home to several animals, it is nowadays a family attraction.
The Malta Railway Museum showcases old train models and provides historical information about the Malta Railway train that used to pass through Attard.
Running through Attard, the Wignacourt Aqueduct used to supply Valletta with water coming from higher grounds around Rabat. This aqueduct can be followed through Mdina Road on to St. Venera.
Villa Bologna, a beautiful Baroque residence with Malta’s largest private gardens and rain reservoirs, is the finest country house the island has to offer. It was the residence of Lord Strickland, Malta’s Prime Minister in 1927, and is now the residence of the American Ambassador.
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.
Attard enjoys a large variety of real estate options, and it is a highly sought-after area. One way 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 market place. Prices of a three-bedroom apartment average in at about €160, 000, whereas the average price for a three-bedroom maisonette is at €210, 000.
Townhouses and Houses of Character are becoming a rarity in terms of availability only because they are in demand. As soon as a home of this nature becomes available - whether it is unconverted, converted or finished to the highest standards, it is snatched up immediately.
Villas and bungalows are not abundantly available and many Maltese are waiting in a line to purchase a home or a piece of land in this quiet area. Many top-notch homes in Attard come with pool or a garden area and this elevates their ranking in popularity with aspiring buyers.
When it comes to premium real estate, one may say that Attard is one of the most prominent areas on the Island. Maltese residents mainly populate the town, although there some expatriates fall in love with the tranquility and relocate permanently.
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