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.

In a market where space matters now more than ever, apartment LC at 350 Ocean Parkway feels like a townhouse inside of a coop building.$699,000
Welcome Home ! This lovely 1 bedroom is located in one of Kensingtons most coveted art deco pre war buildings on the 3rd floor of a 6 story elevator building.$420,000
Email us for video tour !$899,000
Make this your new home, a brand new and very spacious 2 Bedroom CONDO located in Windsor Terrace, one of Brooklyn's most desirable neighborhoods.$850,000
Exquisitely renovated, move in ready.$350,000
Video tour of unit can be found at bottom of the link.$599,000
This 2BR 1BA third floor condo has an exclusive 800 square foot roof terrace with a view all the way to Coney Island !$899,000
Spread out in this spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath with a separate windowed home office den that could possibly also be a 3rd bedroom conversion.$819,000
Traditionally Extraordinary.$2,225,000
This spacious 5th floor apartment is conveniently located in prime Kensington.$374,500
This light, bright and airy one bedroom cooperative apartment features 5 windows facing south over Windsor Terrace gardens and tree lined streets towards Prospect Park.$399,000
SEMI ATTACHED 2 FAMILY LOCATED IN KENSINGTON SECTION OF BROOKLYN HOME NEEDS TLC.$1,399,000
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own this bright large one bedroom convertible two bedroom, tucked away on a tree lined block in Windsor Terrace.$599,000
Welcome to 488 Ocean Parkway apt 6F !$399,000
If you appreciate generous sunlight and city views then this apartment is for you !$420,000
SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Welcome home to this bright and sunny two bedroom co op apartment that sits on a quiet block in a fantastic building.$450,000
This unique, spacious and light filled home needs to be seen in person to be believed.$2,200,000
Stunning Kensington Limestone Townhouse.$1,599,999
Welcome to Cypress Condominium !$745,000
This gorgeous 1 bedroom co op in Windsor Terrace is large, renovated and airy and was just featured in the New York Times On the Market column.$429,000
Welcome to this sunny, turnkey one bedroom unit in the Park Vanderbilt, one of the most desirable pet friendly coops in Windsor Terrace.$475,000
When opportunity knocks, you'd best be home.$2,395,000
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