With Underground links from Highbury & Islington, Angel and Caledonian Road on the Northern Line, Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line, Islington is well placed for direct routes into central London for commuters.
As such, the area attracts a mix of high-flying media executives and legal eagles, many of whom have families and settle in the area.
The N1 area also attracts younger professionals and couples, but with Islington's average property selling for £632,578 over the past 12 months, many remain priced out of buying and instead choose to rent*.
But what they can they expect to move into...?
Property to rent in IslingtonWith the bulk of Islington's property sitting in the delightful Georgian and early Victorian era, lovers of period homes to rent are in for a treat.
A huge 67% of tenants in the area are aged between 18 and 29, paying an average rent of £1,729 - archetypal millennials on the whole, who often prefer the flexibility of renting but expect a lot from the properties they live in*.
Islington is also home to a number of more modern developments, many of which sit nicely alongside Regent's Canal and these have also become popular with young professionals less keen on N1's period charm.
Houses to rent in IslingtonWhile the bulk of Islington's rental stock are modern flats and period conversions, there are some great houses to rent, too.
Located in the heart of Barnsbury, the house is right in the middle of all three of Islington's Underground stations, with Angel to the south, Highbury & Islington to the north and Caledonian Road to the west.
Not only that, the property is in catchment for Thornhill Primary School - rated 'Good' by Ofsted as recently as 2017.
Flats to rent in Islington
Close to Farringdon and Chancery Lane for rail and Underground services, the property is also only a short hop from Islington's lively nightlife and would suit a single professional.
The property is just east of Angel station and Islington's O2 Academy, so perfect for a music-loving young professional keen on being close to North London's vibrant nightlife.
Rental prices in IslingtonIslington's popularity and proximity to central London, with Angel in zone one, means its monthly rents are consistently higher than Greater London as a whole.
Flats, with an average rent of £1,724, are 15% higher than Greater London, with terraced houses 26% more costly at an average of £2,403*.
A huge 89.4% of properties let in Islington over the past 12 months were flats*.