Situated within an easy walk into town via the picturesque Taylor River, Islington is the place to be if you’d rather leave the car at home but be out of the confines of town. With the choice of river boundary properties, good-sized family homes with the right amount of grass, or an easy-care downsize, Islington offers it all.
Easily accessible to and from town either by road or on foot, it is well served for meal and entertainment options. Countdown and New World supermarkets are close by – and Benge & Co Greengrocers / Guytons Fish Shop and Couplands Bakery are situated at the ‘end of the street’ on Grove Road.
Blenheim School services the area - a well-known school that sees many second, third and even fourth generations attend from local families. The Bright Centre, situated at the start of Dillons Point Road, is home to The Marlborough Community Potters, the Menzshed and the Dillons Point Community Playgroup. The entrance to the Taylor River Reserve is on the back doorstep, and is where you can also find The River Queen, Raupo Café and The Riverside Railway. Also found nearby are the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, the Marlborough Research Centre, and the Marlborough Community Gardens – an exciting opportunity for families, groups and organisations to have their own garden plot, and to enjoy the community spirit on offer.