Why I Love New Islington - “the best place to live”
An recent article by I Love MCR hailed New Islington’s status as ‘the best place to live in Manchester city centre’, citing the neighbourhood’s “mix of architecture reflected resplendently in the canal…”, its “sense of place”, as well as listing of the amenities now here – from a park, marina, OFSTED outstanding school, homes.
“It feels like the scheme is a greyhound that’s just been let out of the traps” says the author.
Personally, I Love New Islington, it’s one of our best examples of large scale and long term placemaking; what’s there today is a far cry from the New islington of old, where you’d once stumble upon burnt out cars, you’ll instead find well-toasted treats at Pollen Bakery.
So, in honour of what New Islington has become, here are my top four things about Manchester’s newest community, and why it’s a great place to live, work and play…