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.

591 East 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11218.         Take Advantage of this Amazing Opportunity to Re-Develop or Gut Renovate this Legal 5 unit building. Proj. 5.5% Cap. Rate                         (R6-A Zoning, FAR-3 ) Air Rights incl.$1,649,000
Welcome home ! 271 McDonald Avenue is a boutique 12 unit luxury condominium building located in Windsor Terrace.$575,000
Spectacular multi unit investment or development opportunity just hitting the market in Ditmas Park !$1,400,000
Welcome home ! 271 McDonald Avenue is a boutique 12 unit luxury condominium building located in Windsor Terrace.$1,395,000
Welcome home ! 271 McDonald Avenue is a boutique 12 unit luxury condominium building located in Windsor Terrace.$1,295,000
Rare Kensington, second floor three bedroom 1.$699,000
Light, lovely and large !$425,000
PRICE REDUCED, Great opportunity to create your own space in this large one bedroom co op in Windsor Terrace.$385,000
Welcome home ! 271 McDonald Avenue is a boutique 12 unit luxury condominium building located in Windsor Terrace.$1,125,000
Three family home with parking on a great block in Windsor Terrace.$2,595,000
3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Condo, with deeded parking amp ; outdoor space.$1,050,000
Perfect opportunity to get an amazing apartment in a top notch building.$525,000
Apartment 3L is a wonderful 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit with its own private balcony, featuring generous light, living and storage space.$775,000
Located on a tree lined corner of East 7th St and Beverley Road you ll find this beautiful and sunny 2 bedroom, 2.$987,500
Welcome home ! 271 McDonald Avenue is a boutique 12 unit luxury condominium building located in Windsor Terrace.$965,000
A rare find. This enchanting two family home, on a 31 x 120 lot, features incredible, intact, prewar details, with a very large footprint.$1,650,000
Welcome to The Park Circle Condominiums.$810,000
Incredible opportunity to live PRACTICALLY in Prospect Park in a spacious 2 bedroom, 1.$888,000
Brand New to the Market amp ; right in the heart of Kensington !$549,000
Large, high floor, sun flooded with beautiful views 1 bedroom 1 bathroom in lovely Kensington area.$390,000
Located in a a prime Kensington pre war co op, this bright and spacious one bedroom home awaits !$430,000
A rare gem on the market, this gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home feels like a private retreat despite being located just one mile from the bustling running trails ...$1,850,000
Cozy and quiet home with large windows, efficient layout, and lots of charm !$499,000
This is a beautiful Multi family house in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.$1,700,000
PENTHOUSE B is a spectacular very private penthouse residence resting at the top floor of the boutique Caton Court Condominiums in the heart of Prospect Park South.$799,000
HUGE ONE BEDROOM TONS OF LIGHT Gracious over sized one bedroom is great find in an excellent location.$450,000
LAST UNIT ! SPACE, PATIO, PARKING amp ; TAX ABATEMENT !$949,000
This crisp, bright and very spacious two bedroom, two bathroom top floor home with TRIPLE exposures in Brooklyn is the one you ve been dreaming about !$695,000
Welcome to 20 Lewis Place in Beverly Square West, a three story Victorian on a fenced in lot in a shady, family friendly block.$1,850,000
Look no further then this beautiful, sun filled, spacious apartment in the sought after Caton Towers building.$599,000
Two bedroom, two bath CONDO apartment overlooking Prospect Park in Windsor Terrace.$995,000
This stunning, mint condition, two bedroom co op is waiting for you.$820,000
A WINDSOR TERRACE CLASSIC Built around 1925, 167 Seeley Street is a single family, brick townhouse.$1,695,000
This impeccably maintained two bed two bath condo with private terrace, offering serene treetop views and gorgeous sunsets, is not to be missed !$750,000
FIRST SHOWING THIS SUNDAY 8 1 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.$475,000
RENOVATED CORNER TWO BEDROOM UNIT IN BEAUTIFUL KENSINGTON !$550,000
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