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.

This elegant, semi detached two family Victorian with a classic front porch is configured as a spacious 3 bedroom duplex with backyard access and 2 outdoor decks, over a lovely ...$1,595,000
Price Adjustment ! This is a beautiful Multi family house in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.$1,550,000
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
Dreaming of a large home with rental income, room to roam, outdoor space and parking for 2 or more cars ?$2,200,000
Three family home with parking on a great block in Windsor Terrace.$2,595,000
OWNER SAYS SELL ! HUGE PRICE DROPRare opportunity to own a mixed use property in charming Windsor Terrace.$1,199,000
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
A Cinematic Home with a Happy Ending.$2,225,000
A WINDSOR TERRACE CLASSIC Built around 1925, 167 Seeley Street is a single family, brick townhouse.$1,495,000
Your slice of Brooklyn awaits !$1,200,000
HUGE two family, fully detached house on tree lined Kensington block with legal curb cut !$1,350,000
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