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
3 Family in Kensington Brooklyn$1,598,000
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
Coming Soon ! Floor plan will be posted shortly.$4,000,000
Sold as a package, 55 and 61 Tehama offers 15, 000 total buildable sq.$3,950,000
Prepare to be romanced. This Spanish Mission style mansion in Prospect Park South will make you swoon.$2,750,000
No Board Approval Required.$819,000
New Price Incredible opportunity.$1,825,000
Kensington Beauty ! This gorgeous meticulously kept studio apartment is waiting for your arrival.$400,000
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 ...$650,000
Welcome to 65 Reeve Place, a charming two family home in the heart of BrooklynA s Windsor Terrace.$1,495,000
No Open Houses showing by appointment only !$950,000
A City Suburban Dream Open house by appointment only.$2,225,000
SEE VIRTUAL TOUR ! Newly renovated one bedroom, one bath co op in a well maintained building.$355,000
This exquisite 2 bedrooms, 1 bath CO op apartment located on the edge of Windsor Terrace Kensington area in a beautiful elevator building on a quiet tree line block.$500,000
Move right into this large and lovely one bedroom apartment in a beautifully maintained PET FRIENDLY elevator building.$430,000
Opportunity is knocking with this beautiful, fully renovated SINGLE FAMILY Windsor Terrace home.$1,699,000
Handsome Kensington attached brick home with room to roam !$1,300,000
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
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
Tired of the ordinary ? Then this corner charmer of an apartment is for you.$420,000
Sprawling and spectacular.$499,000
Home sweet home within steps of Prospect Park !$650,000
Graciously sized rooms and expansive views Don't miss this renovated apartment on a high floor.$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
Beautiful bright one bedroom apartment with a huge and versatile open living space.$399,000
This spacious, high floor corner apartment awaits you its new owner !$398,500
OPEN HOUSE AND SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.$1,695,000
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
Welcome to 399 Ocean Parkway Unit 5C a SPONSOR SALE UNIT No Board Approval.$699,000
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
Do not miss out on this impeccably maintained, two family home on quiet, tree lined street.$1,750,000
A gem in Kensington ! This is one of the most coveted coop buildings in the Kensington Windsor Terrace area of Brooklyn.$395,000
This legal 3 family townhome is an opportunity not to be missed !$1,500,000
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