Popular with property speculators who feel it has the best chance of getting that all important new tube station. Like much of Hackney, Dalston offers a mix of attractive two and three story Victorian housing, so popular with the middle classes; and run down council estates blighted by 60's tower blocks. Hackney Downs and London Fields offer the area's best housing whilst much of the area's estates such as the Holly Street Estate have benefitted from redevelopment from high rise to low rise, but with still a way to go. Who lives here? First time buyers. Loyal locals.