Archway is famous - naturally enough - as a gateway. It frames North London for anyone coming from the centre of town, provides access to the M1 and the North, and announces itself with a shout of dense housing, roads and a rugged multicultural personality.
Archway has long been in the shadow of richer areas to the North, principally Highgate and Muswell Hill, and this - along with the occasional traffic issues that typify an area so convenient for virtually every other part of Central, North and East London, means that house prices have remained good value in comparison to other regions. What is less well known is that Archway provides some of the best town houses in the northern end of the city, with large 3 and 4 storey town houses found in many of the streets. Many of these remain undivided, given the fact that for a long time during the housing boom of the 90s, the developers left large areas of it virtually untouched. Of course, there are many apartments here also which historically have catered both to the need for the pied a terre for city workers (this remains one of the best, cheapest and most convenient areas for City workers living in the North and the Shires to maintain a second home), both in the large terraces that line many of the wide, quiet streets off the main thoroughfares, and also from larger developments and mansion blocks. Prices remain stable and still extremely competitive with other regions nearby, and picking up a large 3-5 bedroom family home near to the centre of London for vastly less than in comparable areas (Islington, for example) is eminently possible and an opportunity not to be missed.
Living in Archway is relatively affordable, and the area is known for its multi-ethnic nature, meaning that there is a fantastic array of local stores and Asian, Greek and Turkish restaurants aplenty. As investment increases - owing to other areas being prohibitive - the Archway area is undergoing a new vogue for its exciting and varied eateries, as well as local cinemas and gastro pubs. Though perhaps not one of the greener areas of London there are landmarks and greenery to be found very near; it's a very short trip up Highgate Hill to lush parks, to Highgate Cemetery itself, and of course a short way further to Alexandra Palace.
Archway is a fantastic solution to living in the city for couples and those who are looking for the amenities of the City and of areas like Highgate, but without the crush of the city on the one hand, or the crush of the price tag on the other.
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Area News for Archway
Islington Council has invested millions into making improvements in the borough, with the construction of a new leisure centre.
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Islington Council has outlined plans to fund more social homes in the borough, by requiring landlords of empty homes to pay a financial contribution to affordable properties.
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Read Article ... Published on 14th March, 2014
Islington Council have proposed a new regeneration scheme in the area, designed to provide new housing to residents.
Read Article ... Published on 4th February, 2014
Affordable housing projects have gotten underway in Islington, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 6th January, 2014
Islington's latest regeneration project has seen the shops and businesses located in Archway revamped. The £2 million project was funded by Islington Council and has helped 18 shop fronts receive modern new looks that could help improve business as the summer begins.
Read Article ... Published on 26th July, 2013
Children aged 16 and under can swim for free this summer in Islington.
Read Article ... Published on 24th July, 2012
People seeking flats to rent in Archway will find that the area offers a vibrant community, combining a range of amenities, strong travel links and a fascinating cultural background.
Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2011
Environmentally aware individuals living in property to rent in Islington may be interested to hear that the local council's compulsory recycling scheme is having a "positive impact".
Read Article ... Published on 8th September, 2011
Individuals living in property to rent in Islington will be warmer this winter thanks to an energy saving scheme being trialled in Archway.
Read Article ... Published on 31st August, 2011
People living in property to rent in the London borough of Islington have been informed that Archway is set to undergo a regeneration programme costing £2 million.
Read Article ... Published on 28th June, 2011
People living in flats to rent in the London borough of Islington will soon see solar panels installed in their local area.
Read Article ... Published on 2nd June, 2011
People seeking flats to rent in Islington may be about to receive a major boost from the allocation of additional funding to improve transport the borough.
Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2010
People looking for property to rent in Islington may be pleased to hear that the government is awarding it with at least £200,000 to go towards making the Archway area greener and more energy efficient.
Read Article ... Published on 7th September, 2009