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.

Perfectly perched upon the top floor of this well maintained elevator building, this very spacious 1 bedroom boasts 3 exposures flooded with natural light.$385,000
An incredible opportunity for investors !$2,299,000
Welcome to 98 East 8th Street.$1,190,000
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
BEST PRICE FOR A RENOVATED 2BR 2BA IN KENSINGTON !$659,000
This renovated, spacious, and inviting one bedroom home is situated on the 2nd floor of a well maintained elevator building.$350,000
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
Welcome home to Ditmas Park !$2,395,000
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Great opportunity to create your own space in this large one bedroom co op in Windsor Terrace.$459,999
Welcome to 2H at the Manchester.$555,000
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
Beautiful and Spacious Multi Family Home in Kensington Brooklyn.$1,800,000
Open Houses are By Appointment Only A WALK IN THE PARK Come home and enjoy easy living in this spacious two bedroom coop located directly across the street from Prospect ...$599,000
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
PENTHOUSE LEVEL, FULL SERVICE AND EXPANSIVE VIEWSWelcome to apartment 17L, a luxuriously appointed top floor two bedroom apartment with sweeping views at Caton Towers, a leading Brooklyn coop building with ...$689,000
Welcome 135 Ocean Parkway Medical office at Caton Towers.$599,000
Come spread out ! Beautiful, spacious, silent, and bright, top floor, over 800 square foot, one bedroom home with large, truly separate, dining alcove.$450,000
Ditmas Park Kensington Fully detached 3 family Queen Anne sitting on a 33.$1,699,000
A serene oasis awaits you in this beautiful and extra large 1 bedroom that is only a half a block from Prospect Park !$599,000
Welcome to 800 Cortelyou Rd, an opportunity to own a wonderfully well renovated and cared for large 1 bedroom home in one of the best Co ops in Kensington doesn't ...$485,000
Bright 2 bedroom with balcony !$630,000
The house you have been waiting for !$1,595,000
Welcome to 727 Ditmas Avenue, a sun drenched renovated townhouse in prime Kensington.$1,450,000
When opportunity knocks, you'd best be home.$2,395,000
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