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.

It is not often that the opportunity presents itself to purchase the top half of a town house, on one of Kensington s best blocks.$999,999
High above it all on your 12th floor terrace, gaze out onto the treetops of Prospect Park below.$639,000
Welcome to apartment 7A at 207 Ocean Parkway.$699,000
Large, beautifully renovated 2 bedroom in one of the most well maintained and most sought after pre war buildings in the Windsor Terrace Kensington area.$825,000
View For Miles ! Watch the sun set every evening from this very spacious 1 Bedroom apartment in the sought after Caton Towers.$445,000
Special buyer incentive !$555,000
OFFER ACCEPTED ! Special buyer incentive !$450,000
Welcome home to 350 Ocean Parkway Apt 4B.$499,000
Special buyer incentive !$620,000
Special buyer incentive !$455,000
Up one flight you'll find a cozy warm 2 bed plus office apt in the heart of Kensington.$800,000
Special buyer incentive !$435,000
Welcome to Kensington an OPPORTUNITY ZONE funding area This spacious and bright Duplex with private parking is waiting for you to call it home !$999,000
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.$1,299,000
This stunning, sun drenched three bedroom, two bath co op in a gorgeous Windso Terrace Art Deco building two blocks from Prospect Park will make your heart sing.$1,499,000
Space and light, that's what you'll be enveloped with when you walk into this 2 Bedroom 2 Bath abode.$849,000
Wishlist Granted New Construction Condo with Spacious 3 Bedrooms with 2 full Baths along with Private Roof, Parking, and Storage for under 1, 175, 000 !$1,100,000
This large 2 bedroom, 2 baths apartment boasts 2 private balconies through the double French doors facing East and West directions.$835,000
Handsome limestone brick townhouse just one block to some of the best dining, coffee bars, yoga and dance studios aligning Fort Hamilton Parkway in Windsor Terrace.$1,850,000
Spacious updated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom co op in Kensington section of Brooklyn.$449,975
This is the best One Bedroom Value in Kensington !$440,000
A detailed, high end renovation awaits in oversized 2BR 1BA with almost 500 sq.$850,000
Beautifully renovated Windsor Terrace 2 bed 1 bath co op in a pre war elevator building, moments from Prospect Park, transit and amenities !$900,000
Make your dream of owning a reality.$399,000
This lovely, spacious 2 bedroom coop apartment with its own private terrace is located in beautiful Kensington, along tree lined Ocean Parkway.$599,000
A dreamy house and a rare opportunity to own a townhouse facing Prospect Park awaits.$2,399,000
Never before sold, this peaceful apartment is the perfect place to call home in Kensington.$379,000
221 McDonald is an immaculate 100 owner occupied co op building surrounded by manicured green lawns nestled in the heart of Windsor Terrace.$695,000
Wave as you pass by your full time doorman and ride upstairs to enter your generously proportioned 21 foot living room, splashed with sun during the day and providing magnificent ...$449,000
Move In Ready ! This spacious corner unit 2 bedroom, 1 bath is on the 3rd floor and is flooded with bright sunlight from 2 exposures.$650,000
414 Albermarle Road 5H sits on the edge of leafy Windsor Terrace and budding Kensington.$530,000
Walk into your next dream home nestled away in this gorgeous slice of Kensington.$422,000
Live with income in the this incredible townhouse with a tremendous upside.$1,195,000
Introducing 755 Coney Island Ave, a 6 unit residential building between Ditmas Park and Kensington right by Cortelyou Road, one of the busiest retail amp ; residential belt in the ...$2,499,000
Come See this Co op Apartment in the Kensington Neighborhood of Brooklyn.$448,000
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