Kensington Houses For Sale

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.

Fully detached and lovingly cared for legal 2 family home on a wide 33' x 100' lot with its own detached 2 car garage as well as additional side parking ...$1,799,000
A WINDSOR TERRACE CLASSIC Built around 1925, 167 Seeley Street is a single family, brick townhouse.$1,495,000
A rare find. This enchanting two family home, on a 31 x 120 lot, features incredible, intact, prewar details, with a very large footprint.$1,650,000
This is a beautiful Multi family house in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.$1,550,000
Three family home with parking on a great block in Windsor Terrace.$2,595,000
A rare gem on the market, this gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home feels like a private retreat despite being located just one mile from the bustling running trails ...$1,850,000
Cash deal preferred. Welcome to 61 Reeve Place, a gem of a townhouse, about 300 feet away from BrooklynA s crown jewel, the 586 acre Prospect Park !$1,695,000
Welcome home to Ditmas Park !$2,395,000
A Cinematic Home with a Happy Ending.$2,225,000
Rare opportunity to own a mixed use property in charming Windsor Terrace.$1,500,000
Spectacular multi unit investment or development opportunity just hitting the market in Ditmas Park !$1,325,000
Located on the highly coveted and extremely quiet Vanderbilt Street.$2,200,000
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