Kensington

Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn, just south of historic Prospect Park and West of the Flatbush Ditmas-Park neighborhood. The land where Kensington now sits was first colonized by Dutch farmers during the seventeenth century within the Town of Flatbush. It was re-settled by British colonists in 1737 and developed in 1885 after the completion of Ocean Parkway. The area is now populated by a mix of many different styles and cultures; multiculturalism that is reflected in the windows of its bodegas, boutiques, and barber shops–their languages change by the storefront. Overall, it's a low-key, mixed area where a stunning variety of people live with, and among each other.

This is a mostly residential area and the neighborhood doesn’t have much in terms of big named restaurants, bars or entertainment. There are an array of local area carry-out restaurants – Thai food at To Be Thai and Sawasde, celebrated pizza at Korner Pizza on Church, Japanese at Sake Sushi, and Bangladeshi food on McDonald. There’s also, the diner Faros, which is a neighborhood standby offering reliable diner fare. The neighborhood is also home to Kensington Stables, a horse stable that offers pony rides, lessons, trail rides, children’s programs, teen horsemanship, and horses for special occasions.

Kensington is known for its affordable rents and spacious apartments although the prices in the neighborhood have risen over the past few years. The neighborhood is currently 38% above its 2014 market prices. There are many single- and two-family houses in the neighborhood houses that often have front yards and porches, with very diverse architectural styles. Kensington is also home to many apartment buildings, some prewar and mid-century brick six-story buildings, and some newer and taller. Ocean Parkway houses many pre-war buildings with grand lobbies that have original crown molding throughout. There a condos in the area but co-ops are most common. The current median sales asking price is a little over a million dollars and the median asking rent price is $2,100, much lower than most Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The subway lines for Kensington are the F and the G, both of which stop at Church Avenue and give commuters access to other Brooklyn neighborhoods, as well as Manhattan in about 45 minutes. Residents also have the option to walk or take the bus to the Q train in nearby Ditmas Park. Ocean Parkway, which is a major thoroughfare, also has the first dedicated bike path in the U.S.

The opportunity of a lifetime !$3,495,000
Renovated, Bright Owner Duplex with Valuable Rental or Spacious Three Floor Townhouse Value with FlexibilityStarting this spring Prospect Park will be your backyard, just outside fifteen sun gathering windows, after ...$2,990,000
This warm, appealing turn key home is full of the right features.$2,895,000
BACK ON THE MARKET ! Apartment 3C is a thoughtfully designed two bed, 2 bath, floor though apartment offering the LAST private expansive roof deck space in the entire building ...$1,250,000
Designed by Priya Patel of 4Mativ Studio this serene and spacious 3 bedroom, duplex condo is the perfect combination of design and function.$1,150,000
COMING SOON... Kensington has been one of the best kept secrets in Brooklyn.$400,000
Palatial penthouse in the sky.$1,450,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT.$520,000
This sweet and lovely 20' foot wide single family attached brick home with 3 sizable bedrooms, and a huge backyard awaits you in Kensington.$1,450,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT.$520,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT.$499,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT.$499,000
Welcome to Park Circle, 346 Coney Island Avenue.$699,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT.$520,000
Delightful five bedroom home located in Kensington next to the border with Ditmas Park, steps away from Cortelyou Road's vibrant restaurants, bars and shopping.$1,699,000
Omicron may come and go, but a huge outdoor space never goes out of style !$575,000
Drenched in light and perched upon the top floor of an intimate elevator condo building, this 2BR 2BA delivers space, convenience and exceptional value with low monthlies.$799,000
The Crown Jewel at The Park Circle in Windsor Terrace.$1,425,000
The minute you step up to this townhouse style apartment with deeded parking you are greeted by charm, grace and beautiful landscaping.$1,395,000
The best of townhouse living in a condominium 1A is a thoughtfully designed approximately 2, 200 sq ft duplex, with your very own private entrance.$1,395,000
Unit photos are virtually staged.$635,000
Don't miss this bright and spacious 925 square foot 1 bedroom Co op for sale !$499,000
OPEN HOUSE SHOWING BY APPOINTMENT Seconds from Prospect Park, this oversized 1BR unit is located in the rear of one of Windsor Terrace's most desirable elevator buildings.$599,000
This bright and spacious fourth floor home features generously sized rooms, abundant closet space, and hardwood floors throughout.$425,000
This white glove, full service, Caton Towers apartment is waiting for your arrival.$499,000
Never before sold, this peaceful apartment is the perfect place to call home in Kensington.$410,000
Residence 2D at 811 Cortelyou Road is an oversized, move in ready prewar home with exceptionally low monthly maintenance in a highly sought after prewar coop perfectly located on the ...$465,000
Enter this sprawling 2BR 2BA unit in the highly desirable Caton Towers and start checking off boxes.$885,000
This 3rd floor, sunny, bright and south facing 2 bedroom coop located in Kensington features a spacious living dining area with hardwood flooring throughout.$515,000
This incredibly spacious two bedroom apartment in the coveted Windsor Terrace neighborhood offers a unique opportunity to live in a well maintained elevator building with a vibrant sense of community ...$695,000
This insanely spacious two bedroom in Kensington is certainly a charmer and won't break the bank.$435,000
Sun drenched extra large corner one bedroom recently renovated on a high floor.$532,000
Showing by appointment daily.$850,000
This spacious and serene one bedroom home has loads of charm and is situated in one of the area's most sought after buildings.$549,000
Stunning Four Bedroom Prime Kensington Townhouse only four owners in its history including John McDonald McDonald Avenue and Scholastic children s author, Ruth Chew.$1,999,000
SPONSORED UnitThis amazing one of a kind 1 bedroom, 1 bath Sponsored unit apartment is located in a prewar elevator building Easy access to all that you need on the ...$479,000
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