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.

Welcome to The Kensington Villa at 669 East 2nd street.$4,750,000
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$2,900,000
Enjoy endless open views from every room in this sun drenched, spacious and pristine top floor stunner.$915,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$745,000
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 ...$770,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$699,000
Modern luxury Condo on Prospect Park !$825,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$785,000
Welcome to The Jewel of Cypress Condominium Top Floor Penthouse Unit !$1,695,000
Welcome to the Park Circle.$875,000
NEW LOWER PRICE ! ! ! ! !$460,000
Built in 1930, this pre war 6 unit building is located in a prime Kensington location.$1,875,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$1,075,000
This beautifully, mint renovated single family home perfectly blends contemporary design with charming original details.$1,875,000
Gracious and spacious pre war 1 bedroom at the crossroads Kensington and Ditmas Park, steps to vibrant Cortelyou Road.$395,000
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 ...$699,999
BEST VALUE ! Welcome to 508 East Second Street, a spacious two family property with infinite potential.$1,500,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd.$399,000
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$1,300,000
Welcome to Kensington, Brooklyn's best kept secret, and your new home at 310 Beverley Road, where you are greeted with tree lined streets directly in front as well as the ...$655,000
Kensington pre war semi detached detailed brick legal two family home built in 1925.$1,899,000
True Two Family Home in the highly desired area of Windsor Terrace with 725 sq.$1,475,000
This sun drenched one bedroom features a king size bedroom and a spacious living room with additional dining space that can be easily converted into a second bedroom.$445,000
There is plenty of room to spread out in this very gracious 1 bedroom 1 bath corner unit.$465,000
Any wise New Yorker knows that two heads are better than one.$1,495,000
Welcome Home This spacious 1 bedroom is located in one of Kensington's most coveted art deco pre war buildings.$419,000
Are you in love with pre war ?$424,000
Move in ready with outdoor space 415 Beverley Road, 1G is a spacious 2 bedroom co op located on the 2nd Floor in a full service elevator and doorman building ...$675,000
Windsor Terrace Large bedroom coop apartment across the street from Greenwood Cemetery.$419,000
This spacious 5th floor apartment is conveniently located in prime Kensington.$424,000
Welcome home to this oversized 2 bedroom corner apartment in a well maintained, elevator building, located on a quiet, lovely tree lined Kensington block.$595,000
Beautiful, large 1 bedroom co op with lots of light and a classic layout in Kensington.$407,000
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$1,125,000
Impeccable and turn key. Located on the crossroads of Windsor Terrace and Kensington, this sunny and fully renovated apartment features an open concept Carrera marble kitchen with high gloss cabinets, ...$499,000
Over sized 2 bedroom Co op approx.$672,000
Welcome to 495 East 7 Street Apartment 4J !$449,000
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