Located in the center of Brooklyn, Kensington is a largely residential neighborhood that sits at the center of everything. Residential developments that began in the late-19th century have attracted a variety of diverse residents that have turned the neighborhood into the melting pot that it is today. You will find a community with tree-lined streets and an old-school feel that sets it apart from the surrounding neighborhoods. This community is suitable for all lifestyles and is welcoming to all kinds of residents. Kensington is served by the B, F, G and Q trains, as well as several local and express bus lines for commutes to and from Manhattan and throught Brooklyn.

Neighborhood Tags

  • Residential
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • Quiet and Safe
  • Diverse
  • Tight-knit community
  • pet-friendly
  • lifestyle
    What to expectCulture and community.
  • love
    You'll fall in love withA distinct old school feel.
  • vibe
    Unexpected AppealCalm and quiet in the heart of Brooklyn

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Close to Propsect Park
  • Church Avenue
  • Cortelyou Road
  • Ocean Parkway
  • Prospect Park
  • Kensington Stables
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Brooklyn-Queens Greenway

Located in central brooklyn

Nearest Subway

  • B
  • F
  • G
  • Q

Commute Times

Atlantic Terminal 26m by train, 18m by car

Grand Central 50m by train, 28m by car

Union Square 41m by train, 30m by car

Wall Street 38m by train, 18m by car

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Kensington is known for having two rare finds, spacious open spaces and a small-town feel.

By the early 1980s, Kensington started to draw the variety of immigrants that would make it the melting pot it is today. The neighborhood is home to residents from more than 15 countries which has molded the community into a diverse haven of many cultures and backgrounds. Residents take advantage of shopping and restaurants rows available on Church Avenue, Cortelyou Road and Fort Hamilton Parkway. Starting in Kensington and running along the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, Ocean Parkway features five miles of green landscape, benches, walking and biking paths, that provides connections from Prospect Park to Coney Island. Residents also enjoy access to the near-by Sunset and Prospect Park which offer many green areas and public amenities that residents can enjoy all year long. 

View from Sunset Park near Kensington, Brooklyn.

Kensington, at the heart of Brooklyn, caters to different lifestyles. Kensington is a neighborhood that sits at the center of everything in Brooklyn.

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What's around you

Knesington is next door to the largest park in Brooklyn, Prospect Park.

Living in Kensington mean living next door to the famous and expansive Proespct Park that allows residents to take advantage of great public amenities, green landscapes and events all year long.

The Propsect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn

During warmer months, the neighborhood hosts several street fairs with food and performances that reflect the diveristy of the community. The main part of Church Avenue is ideal for practical grocery shopping and markets that sell all things fresh. On Church Avenue you will also find, pharmacies, nail salons and disocunt clothing stores to fulfill your shopping needs. For those who like to stay active or enjoy green lanscapes, in Kensington you will live next door from the large and famous Propsect Park. At this Park you will be able to enjoy great public amenities, a zoo, botanical garden and so much more. Along Ocean Parkway you can take advantage of a bike path that will take you directly into the famous Coney Island. Kensington has a growing shopping and dining scene within and around the neighborhood. 

Buildings in Kensington