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 Windsor Terrace !$649,000
This spacious, high floor corner apartment awaits you its new owner !$398,500
Great investment opportunity to own this well maintained Six Family in the heart of Borough Park.$1,600,000
APARTMENT 135 Prospect Park South West, Apt.$650,000
Large two family house on 55'x100' lot.$1,950,000
Welcome to 800 Cortelyou Rd, a well maintained co op building in the heart of Kensington, Brooklyn.$510,000
$1,585,000
This beautiful, sprawling, sun filled 2BR is perched on a high floor in a coveted elevator doorman building.$700,000
Live on two floors ! This oversized corner 2BR duplex will allow you to have a variety of layouts that will best fit your lifestyle.$795,000
Graciously sized rooms and expansive views Don't miss this renovated apartment on a high floor.$729,000
Tired of the ordinary ? Then this corner charmer of an apartment is for you.$420,000
This Gigantic 1 bedroom 1 bath beauty in one of the best pre war elevator building on a quiet treelined block on the edge of Windsor terrace Kensington.$455,000
This MASSIVE, one of a kind, sun drenched 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Co op apartment is located on the fifth floor of an elevator building on a quiet block.$619,000
Sunny and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom pre war corner apartment with southern and western exposures !$775,000
OPEN HOUSE AND SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.$1,695,000
2 Family Searching for a unique, sunny 2 family home offering tranquility and convenience nestled away in Brooklyn ?$1,599,000
This spacious 5th floor apartment is conveniently located in prime Kensington.$384,000
Penthouse 17K is a really great apartment, in the number one building in the neighborhood.$515,000
Ditmas Park at its best with a newly renovated studio apartment.$389,000
Welcome to 601 18th Street in the heart of Windsor Terrace.$1,599,000
Kensington Beauty ! This gorgeous meticulously kept studio apartment is waiting for your arrival.$400,000
SO MUCH ROOM in MINT CONDITON !$695,000
Welcome home to Ditmas Park !$2,395,000
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
An incredible opportunity for investors !$2,299,000
Stunning One Bedroom Steps to Prospect Park !$725,000
Wake up everyday with your apartment lighting up from the sunrise, Stellar views of Prospect Park, Brooklyn and beyond !$899,000
Pre war charm with modern updates can be found throughout this high floor, sunny, large two bedroom with expansive views.$700,000
If zeroing in on an extra spacious Pre War residence is your priority you have found your match !$408,500
Perfect Investment Opportunity.$1,499,999
BEAUTIFUL 3 BR, 2 BA BRICK TOWNHOUSE W GARAGE AND PRIVATE BACKYARD, 10 MINUTES DRIVE TO NYC !$1,495,000
Dazzling sunshine and unobstructed western views await you in this bright and airy corner one bedroom jewel with an unbeatably LOW maintenance.$399,000
Live elegantly, privately and affordably in this charming prewar 1 Bedroom, situated on an interior corner of a classic Ocean Parkway coop.$385,000
Welcome 135 Ocean Parkway Medical office at Caton Towers.$599,000
Rare, top floor, two bedroom with a terrace and amazing light !$725,000
When opportunity knocks, you'd best be home.$2,395,000
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