Having only researched housing online (and locations via google maps) we originally wanted to settle in either Mellieha or Pembroke.
None of these houses were available when we viewed in March and we opted for Attard, where we now live.
Living on the island for the past 6-7 weeks has convinced us we made the right choice. Attard is central and handy for Valletta, Sliema, airport, etc. Also enough close to the beaches at Mellieha.
Suzy says that we would not have been as happy in Mellieha as its too remote, even though the island is small. Pembroke appears too built up and busy. So I guess we did make the right choice first time round, though it could just as easily have worked out differently