Located just behind the Seven Sisters road, and ideally positioned between Finsbury Park and the West Reservoir is Gloucester Drive. It’s a long, uniform, and gated residential street that’s gated at the western extremity. This means of course that it is not possible for road-users to exploit its ideal location as a cut through, and subvert the flow of traffic along more established main roads nearby. Local occupants value this aspect of Gloucester Drive's identity greatly, and this is one reason why property prices have remained stable. To the east, and at the part of Gloucester Drive which benefits from a well-thought-through one-way (east to west) system, Green Lanes ideally connects the street to Green Lanes, and as such Haringay and Stoke Newington are easily accessible. Getting to the Underground network is straightforward enough, too, and Finsbury Park (Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line, and National Rail) and Manor House Tube (Piccadilly Line) are just a few minutes' walk.
The local area is well furnished with places of worship (including Finsbury Park Synagogue, Finsbury Park Mosque, and St John the Evangelist Church), good academic institutions (City and Islington College, and Parkwood Primary and Nursery School), and leisure facilities. The West Reservoir is nearby, and is popular with water-sport enthusiasts, who enjoy the ability to use kayaking, swimming, and diving facilities. The centre is also a well-known spot for triathlon, for the more athletic local residents!
Local homes are split between original single occupancy houses, converted period properties, and modern apartments. The result of Highbury, Manor House, and Finsbury Park's popularity with professional people means that local house prices and rent values remain relatively high, and this is reflected by the standard of accommodation, which is tasteful, and generally very-well presented.
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