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Islington Property Market

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Chic, cool and popular as well as maintaining a sophisticated charm Islington’s streets are lined with stunning period houses. The sought after Canonbury and Barnsbury neighbourhoods are in Islington, both of which are quiet residential areas, in Barnsbury Lonsdale Square and Thornhill Square are both particularly desirable residential areas.

Beautiful Georgian and Victorian houses are in abundance here, with many families choosing to locate themselves in the area. The most desirable areas in Islington include Canonbury Park North and South, Alwynes, Highbury Place, and Richmond Crescent. The area is covered by the N1, N5 and N7 postcodes.

The Victorian terrace homes here are extremely attractive; they are the quaint essential image of London, alongside the lovely garden squares, which include Gibson Square and Cloudsley Square. Behind Camden Passage you’ll find Duncan Terrace, a highly coveted area in a prime location near Angel tube station. Housing estates can be found closer to Essex Road.

Professionals and families are attracted to the area, and the property market is going from strength to strength, situated between Shoreditch and Camden in North London, it is full of character. For larger rental properties Georgian town houses surround the squares, along the Grand Union Canal you’ll find modern apartments that have been converted from large old industrial buildings.

Standard of Living in Islington

There is an abundance of green spaces, which include Highbury Fields, Clissold Park and Islington Green; there are also several garden squares in the area. Islington attracts celebrities and the wealthy. There is great shopping, an excellent choice of restaurants and bars. There is very good transport links with five overground stations and five underground stations within easy reach. Islington is only ten minutes away from central London and there is a good arts and theatre scene in the area.

Other Living necessities in Islington

For shopping Islington has it all, on Upper Street and Islington High Street you’ll find an array of independent shops, including the Angel and Nag’s Head Shopping Centres. Camden Passage is great for antique and vintage shops and quirky boutiques. There is a Marks and Spencer’s, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose among the large supermarkets within the area.

You’ll find a farmers market every Sunday in Islington and there are several libraries in the area. There is Highbury Pool and Gym, and a number of outdoor gyms and other national gyms for those who like to keep fit.  There are 30 acres of sporting facilities, spaces and play areas in Highbury Fields.

Islington is home to forty plus primary schools, including three academies, the most popular schools seeming to be St Mary Magdalene Academy and St Mary’s. St Aloysius College is a desirable all boys school, private schools are available in nearby Hampstead and Highgate.

Places to visit near Islington

Hyde Park is extremely close; here you’ll find Alexandra Palace. Eccentric Camden Town is close by, with Camden Market, which receives 500,000 plus visitors a week. Camden market is made up of six adjoining markets, and it is one of London’s most popular attractions, the market started in 1974 and includes Camden Stables Market and Camden Lock Market.  Islington is also home to the well renowned London Ballet School.

Near by is Hampstead, and the wide expanse that is Hampstead Heath, after a walk and picnic on the Heath, the impressive Kenwood House in Hampstead built in 1764 is worthy of a visit. London Canal Museum is also in North London for an interesting history lesson.

Islington Council Tax

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