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
Turn Key - Recently renovated from top to bottom & in pristine condition$1,895,000
Positioned directly on Prospect Park in the highly desirable neighborhood of Windsor Terrace, this cutting edge contemporary masterpiece at 204 Prospect Park Southwest presents a rare offering of 4 luxurious ...$3,495,000
Sun soaked Beauty ! Pristine and spacious 3 bed 2 bath condo with deeded PARKING !$980,000
1405 8th Ave, 3A This jewel box pre war condo gem awaits the buyer who craves all the charm yet needs all the creature comforts !$1,095,000
Residence 12 is a spacious, prewar, Prospect Park facing home, with oak coffered ceilings and moldings.$1,000,000
Accepted Offer, No Additional Showings 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
Large 1 bedroom home office with private backyard and 2 full bath condo at 309 Ocean Parkway Unit 1R, located in the prime Kensington just a few minutes from Prospect ...$899,000
Convenience, style, and modern amenities converge in an idyllic location complete with your very own parking spot and private entrance.$1,100,000
BLUE SKIES AHEAD. Stunning views and tons of blue sky from this spacious and inviting 2BR apartment with its own private outdoor terrace.$649,000
This sun filled, four bedroom, two bath, fully detached, single family home really has it all.$1,759,000
Updated floor plan to follow, does not include garden Completely renovated in 2014, this 3 family home is a true gem.$1,799,000
Kensington Jewel. This lovely single family home is filled with light, space and beauty.$1,650,000
Spectacularly spacious and ideally located close to Prospect Park, near the intersection of Windsor Terrace and Kensington.$750,000
Windsor Terrace 2BR condo facing Prospect Park with an indoor parking spot !$975,000
Start the New Year with a new home !$905,000
As unique as it gets in Brooklyn !$2,295,000
Do you want room to roam ?$999,000
Priced to sell ! ! Amazing opportunity to own a two bedroom condo with super low monthlies on a charming street in Windsor Terrace.$599,000
This converted two bedroom has everything you're looking for.$500,000
1101 Ditmas Avenue is an enchanting 1899 built Colonial situated on a picturesque corner lot with generous bucolic front and side gardens, with old growth Sycamores, surrounded by a white ...$1,900,000
Do you want room to roam ?$999,000
Finally, the home you've been searching for.$850,000
Only 5 blocks from Prospect Park, this sun filled, modern, condominium is nestled in a true neighborhood enclave of charming and useful shops, coffee houses and restaurants.$899,000
Welcome to this bright and spacious two bedroom condo where space and charm come together to create a lovely home in family friendly Windsor Terrace with its laid back vibe.$1,275,000
Why move to the suburbs when you can live your best life in Windsor Terrace ?$975,000
Welcome home to Ditmas Park !$2,395,000
This spacious 2 bedroom, one bathroom apartment offers a great layout, generous closet space and beautiful hardwood floors.$599,000
Great opportunity to create your own space in this large one bedroom co op in Windsor Terrace.$435,000
Prime Kensington Co op available on the corner of vibrant Cortelyou Road and Ocean Parkway.$549,000
Expansive and Lovely ! This sprawling Windsor Terrace 3 bedroom, 2.$1,299,000
Bright 2 bedroom with balcony !$630,000
Exquisitely Renovated amp ; Restored, Two Family, Turn of the Century Brooklyn Townhouse This brick beauty is dripping with original details including crown moldings, ornate plaster work, stunning archways and ...$2,350,000
INVESTORS TAKE NOTE ! Charming 3BR 1BA single family home with large backyard for sale in Kensington.$795,000
Spacious, sunny, one bedroom plus, in a classic, pre war elevator building in Windsor Terrace.$670,000
Beautiful with a natural flow, this quiet, pet friendly, spacious pre war two bedroom co op has so much to offer, including two large shared outdoor spaces !$699,000
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