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.

Spacious Brooklyn 1 Bedroom at Caton Towers in Kensington$449,000
Lets talk about a rare Brooklyn investment opportunity.$4,000,000
Sold as a package, 55 and 61 Tehama offers 15, 000 total buildable sq.$3,950,000
If you appreciate generous sunlight and city views then this apartment is for you !$420,000
Coming Soon ! Handsome Kensington attached brick home with room to roam !$1,400,000
150 East 2nd Street Condominium is a five unit boutique condominium in the heart of Windsor Terrace that has thought of everything !$999,000
This incredibly spacious two bedroom apartment in the coveted Windsor Terrace neighborhood offers unique opportunity to live in a well maintained elevator building with a vibrant sense of community and ...$699,000
Excellent opportunity to purchase a renovated income producing legal 3 family home, consisting of an owners floor thru apartment, and 2 one bedroom units on the 2nd floor.$1,349,000
Serenity can be yours with this beautiful and spacious top floor, rear facing apartment.$799,000
Immediate Closings. Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$805,000
150 East 2nd Street Condominium is a five unit boutique condominium in the heart of Windsor Terrace that has thought of everything !$625,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$755,000
This bright and airy three bedroom, two bath condo features everything you could dream of a well planned layout, tasteful finishes, hardwood floors, central AC, two outdoor spaces, a 11'3 ...$730,000
Lot Dimensions 20X 100 Building Dimensions 20 X 70 Fully renovated legal 4 family home located in the Ditmas Kensington area of Brooklyn.$1,295,000
150 East 2nd Street Condominium is a five unit boutique condominium in the heart of Windsor Terrace that has thought of everything !$625,000
Bring Your Puppy or Kitty to this Perfect Starter Apartment !$385,000
New Price ! There is plenty of room to spread out in this very gracious 1 bedroom 1 bath corner unit.$425,000
Immediate Closings. Welcome to The Jewel of Cypress Condominium Top Floor Penthouse Unit !$1,549,000
Welcome to 110 Ocean Parkway, a post war coop located on the border of Kensington and Windsor Terrace that is within close proximity to Prospect Park.$499,000
Immediate Closings. Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$699,900
Come home to this oversized one bedroom, one bath apartment at this sweet and well maintained coop in Kensington.$450,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$795,000
Sun lit, spacious and no attention to detail spared welcome to unit 5L.$550,000
This gorgeous 1 bedroom co op in Windsor Terrace is large, renovated and airy and was just featured in the New York Times On the Market column.$439,000
This spacious, high floor corner apartment awaits you its new owner !$398,500
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own this bright large one bedroom convertible two bedroom, tucked away on a tree lined block in Windsor Terrace.$599,000
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
JUST REDUCED ! ! LOWEST PRICED 2 BEDROOM IN BOTH 221 MCDONALD AND 243 MCDONALD !$629,000
Welcome to 280 Ocean Parkway Unit 3ASponsor unit No board approval !$529,999
Immediate Closings. Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$669,000
Price Reduction ! Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath co op in Windsor Terrace.$675,000
Welcome to 488 Ocean Parkway apt 6F !$399,000
$1,700,000
Traditionally Extraordinary.$2,225,000
Exquisitely renovated, move in ready.$350,000
Priced right for immediate sale at 1, 599, 000Detached 1 family 40 x100 lot, located in coveted Kensington.$1,599,000
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