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.

PRIME Brooklyn Development Site w/ Approved Plans in Place!$1,800,000
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
Spacious Brooklyn 1 Bedroom at Caton Towers in Kensington$449,000
A rarely offered investment opportunity awaits at 751 755 McDonald Avenue.$8,800,000
Prepare to be romanced. This Spanish Mission style mansion in Prospect Park South will make you swoon.$2,750,000
This pin drop quiet true two bedroom, one bathroom, large corner unit on a beautiful tree lined street is located less than a block from Prospect Park.$729,000
Simply Beautiful. Rarely does such a perfect home come along the right size and proportions inside, beautifully renovated, and with such a great combination of outdoor space a spacious backyard ...$2,299,000
NO BOARD APPROVAL REQUIRED.$500,000
OPEN HOUSE AND SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.$1,695,000
This classic rowhouse, built in 1910 and gut renovated in 2007 by award winning architect Suchi Reddy of Reddymade Architecture and Design combines elements of simplicity and space to create ...$1,699,999
This legal 3 family townhome is an opportunity not to be missed !$1,500,000
Do not miss out on this impeccably maintained, two family home on quiet, tree lined street.$1,750,000
Prime Location in Windsor Terrace Nestled on a quiet tree lined block in Windsor Terrace, this charming one bedroom is a special find.$425,000
Handsome Kensington attached brick home with room to roam !$1,300,000
Move right in to this beautifully renovated spacious, sunny, top floor, king size one bedroom.$535,000
Sprawling, sunny and stylish, this 2BR 1BA coop located in a full service, elevator building is the perfect antidote to 2020.$649,000
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 ...$599,000
Seller pays One year of Common Charges and Property Taxes at Closing !$950,000
Welcome home ! This beautiful and generously proportioned 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with your own PRIVATE ENTRANCE and spanning 1, 200 square feet, is the home you have been ...$1,095,000
This two bedroom, two bathroom home is set in a boutique elevator condominium in Windsor Terrace, one of Brooklyn's most coveted and friendly neighborhoods.$995,000
Do you want room to roam ?$1,140,000
Unit 5B is 2BR 2BA with a private terrace in Ditmas Park's premier condominium development.$899,000
A home with parking, a side alley and a garden ?$1,500,000
Unique Windsor Terrace home with legal driveway and garage !$1,695,000
Move right into this large and lovely one bedroom apartment in a beautifully maintained PET FRIENDLY elevator building.$430,000
This incredibly spacious one 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 ...$399,000
Excellent opportunity to purchase a fully renovated income producing legal 3 family home, consisting of an owners floor thru apartment with recessed lighting, very high ceilings, stainless steel professional appliances ...$1,295,000
We are proud to present this updated and modern co op home, located in a doorman building along Ocean Parkway.$737,000
Kensington Beauty ! This gorgeous meticulously kept studio apartment is waiting for your arrival.$400,000
Welcome to Stockholm in Brooklyn.$1,749,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$669,000
This MASSIVE, sun drenched 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Co op apartment is located on the fifth floor of an elevator building on a quiet block.$619,000
All Open Houses Are By Appointment Only.$900,000
Sprawling Windsor Terrace Two Bedroom, Two Bath with Private Balcony !$785,000
110 Ocean Parkway 2D is a spacious and lovely two bedroom co op located in the Windsor Terrace Kensington section of Brooklyn.$699,000
This spacious 5th floor apartment is conveniently located in prime Kensington.$390,000
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