About Kensington Neighborhood

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Kensington is a largely residential neighborhood in Brooklyn with a perimeter drawn by Coney Island Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, McDonald Avenue and 36th Street, and 18th Avenue. Housing options including brick rowhouses, one-family Victorians, apartment buildings, and pre-war brick houses, a number of which are co-ops. The area is highly diverse, with its demographics split between groups that include African-Americans, Eastern Europeans, South Asians, Chinese, Jews, Latinos, and many more. The abundance of shopping locations and the solid school district makes this a destination for families. The F, G, and Q trains and several bus lines make sure that career opportunities and nightlife aren’t compromised in the pursuit of domestication. Rising real estate prices are a consideration for newcomers, which, given the amenities and proximity to Prosper Park, are to be expected. Nonetheless, the neighborhood thrives, attracting plenty of fledgling families and businesses. Just make sure to get in early!

Average Rental Prices in Kensington

These are the average rental prices in Kensington by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Kensington

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Kensington. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:

No subway lines in Kensington

Crime Rate in Kensington

Crime rate: 2 out of 10
Approximately 7.0960 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 217 Colonel David Marcus School

P.S. 249 The Caton

P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen

P.S. 130 The Parkside

P.S. 192 Brooklyn

P.S. 179 Kensington

P.S. K134

P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School

J.H.S. 223 The Montauk

J.H.S. 062 Ditmas