The neighborhood of Kensington is part of the city of New York, New York.
Kensington offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. Finding dynamic places in this area is very easy. Although the nightlife is limited, there are a very large number of people around most of the time. The greenery in this neighborhood is prominent as many tree-lined streets are present. There are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, resulting in them being easy to access from most locations in this part of the city.
In Kensington, around 55% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, and small apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city occurred prior to the 1960s. This area has quite a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas owners occupy the remainder.
It is especially easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any home in Kensington. Furthermore, thanks to 150-odd restaurants and cafes in Kensington, there is typically a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. Residents have access to countless nearby clothing stores. Regarding education, locals will welcome that wherever their home is situated in Kensington, both primary and secondary schools are close by. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
This part of New York is a great neighborhood for eco-friendly transportation options. The public transit system in Kensington is excellent. In particular, the nearest rapid transit station, including 18 Av Station, Ditmas Av Station and Church Av Station on the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, G | Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Line and D | 6 Avenue Express Line, is generally very close from the majority of residences in the neighborhood. House owners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. Walking is also very practical for home buyers in Kensington; running daily errands is especially convenient, and countless businesses of different types can be found as well. Kensington will appeal to physically active house buyers as it is very suited for cycling. More specifically, the cycling infrastructure is especially well-developed, and the topography is reasonably flat.