Attadale was part of the Wadjuk Beeliar culture area used for seasonal movement, hunting game and ceremonial purposes. Burke Drive was an area where Aborigines mined quartz. The river foreshore provided a plentiful supply of fish, shellfish and birdlife for food purposes and thus became a favoured camping place.

The suburb of Attadale takes its name from a village in Scotland situated on Loch Carron. A first subdivision of A.P. Mathesons Melville Water Park Estate in 1896, it was known as the Attadale Town Site Estate.

Attadale has more than 40 hectares of total parkland area, making up more than 13 per cent of the total suburb area. Its numerous parks and reserves include Attadale Reserve, Troy Park and Alfred Cove Nature Reserve, which is a bird sanctuary and part of an ongoing foreshore regeneration scheme. It is also part of the Swan River Heritage Marine Park.

Santa Maria College (Santa Maria being Spanish for Holy Maria) is listed on the Municipal Inventory List of the City of Melville.

Attadale Community Facility is home to the Point Walter Toy Box and the Attadale Play Group. Other facilities and groups within Attadale include Troy Park Sports Association, 1st Bicton Scouts Hall, Attadale Seniors Friendship Group, Friends of Harry Sandon Park and Friends of Attadale Foreshore Inc. The Attadale foreshore is listed by the community as a favourite place within the North West Neighbourhood.

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