Calabria Road is a residential area that was formerly occupied by market gardens behind the Georgian terraces to the east of Highbury, and behind Highbury Fields. Characterised by decorative external plaster work, tall town houses with pitched roofs, bay windows, cast iron railings, stone moulds, door heads, and red bricks, Calabria Road now falls within Islington borough's Calabria Road conservation area. Changes to the appearance of the red brick houses are therefore restricted, preserving the look and feel of the local area, and the trees which line the street are protected, too, sustaining Calabria Road's arboreal identity, which gently compliments the green spaces which Highbury is so famous for.
Many of the houses remain single occupancy buildings, and this helps promote the history of Calabria Road, which does not include many smaller dwellings. As such, the area is not heavily populated, and quietude prevails. Located towards the south of Highbury, Calabria Road is within easy reach of Highbury Park, an expense of open parkland so vast that it easily accommodates playing fields, tennis courts, and elegant walkways enjoyed by local residents all year long.
Calarbia Road is ideally located for occupants who rely on good routes in and out of central London. The shops, theatres, and boutiques of Upper Street are a short walk away, while Highbury's delicatessens, book shops, greengrocers, and cafes are nearby, too. The area is well-served by Highbury & Islington Station (Victoria and National Rail), Drayton Park Overground, and Arsenal Tube (Piccadilly Line). As such, the demographic is aspirational, upwardly mobile, and mature. Good local schools are numerous, with Highbury Grove School in particular only a few minutes' walk.
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