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Fashionable, trendy and hip Hackney has is all for young people looking to rent, situated in east London its neighbours include the equally on point Shoreditch and Hoxton. Only four miles from Charing Cross it boasts a very convenient location.

Hackney has a diverse range of properties on offer, including Victorian and Georgian terraces, warehouse conversions and modern flat developments; new flats can be found near Broadway Market, Mentmore Terrace and near by Haggerston. Amongst Wilton Way there are homes that were converted from shops.

Hackney is home to substantial council estates, as well as pretty terraces found on roads such as Mare Street, there is a juxtaposition of styles of homes throughout the area, in the London Fields area you’ll find Victorian terraces. In central Hackney, roads such as Lansdowne Drive are desirable, with housing reflecting this in the price.

The Academy Apartments in Dalston Lane are typical of the loft style apartments in the area. The London Fields area is highly coveted and home to some of the prettiest streets and properties, such as those on Parkholme Road. The E8 area is home to Georgian properties around St John’s Church and the conservation area that is Clapton Square. Navarino Mansions are examples of Edwardian Arts and Crafts apartment blocks.

Standard of Living in Hackney

Hackney is exciting and one of the city’s fastest growing areas, considered by some to be the perfect living destination. Hackney has something to please everyone, there is the picturesque Victoria Park, one of the capital’s oldest parks with traditional gardens to peruse, and London Fields Lido is home to an Olympic sized outdoor heated swimming pool. There is an excellent range of quirky, unusual, independent shops and bars, restaurants and cafes, which may have contributed to the creative crowd that seem to flock here.

Other Living necessities in Hackney

Hackney’s schools attract young families, in 2002 the Hackney Learning Trust was given funding to improve Hackney education services, privatizing the council’s educational function; there are now a good range of nursery, primary schools and academies. Primary schools include Colvestone, Gayhurst, London Fields, Queensbridge, and Morningside Primary School. Secondary Schools in the area are Stoke Newington, The City Academy, Haggerston, The Urswick School and Moss Bourne Community Academy.

Hackney is home to Broadway Market running from London Fields to Regent’s Canal, it is perfect place to purchase food from on Saturday’s, with fresh, organic meat, vegetables and fruit on offer. Lots of regeneration has taken place in Hackney, over the past two decades it has transformed, boasting 815 acres of green space, it is the greenest borough in London.

There is a 24-hour Tesco’s in Hackney, Marks and Spencer’s Food and a Lidl. Hackney Central Library is on Reading Lane and there are a number of places of worship in the area, catering for a range of differing faiths.

Places to visit near Hackney

Dalston is next-door and undergone gentrification, also an equally trendy city spot it is a nice place to meander of a weekend. Head to De Beauvoir Square in De Beauvoir Town, in the borough of Hackney, it is a beautiful garden square that is protected by law. Hackney Downs is a public park opened in 1884, it is home to basketball courts, tennis courts and a park pavilion. You’ll find Hackney Marshes in Homerton, well known as a football destination; it is also the location of Hackney Marshes Centre, where many community events are hosted. Head to nearby Islington for a bite to eat or a spot of shopping on the weekend.

Hackney Council Tax

The council tax charges for Hackney can be found at the following website: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-council-tax-charges.htm#.Vg1GbSis3oM