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Kensington Real Estate

Kensington will surprise house hunters touring the neighborhood for the first time. The side streets have a suburban, quiet way. The more crowded arteries leading from Borough Park to Ocean Parkway have a fast-paced urban spin. Bikes speed by. Even some hipsters preferring a peaceful existence to Williamsburg's constancy, hang on street benches and in front yards.

You get a lot more for your money here than similar neighborhoods nearby.

The streets are highly walkable. Albermarle Road offers apartments buildings and large Victorian homes with front lawns not that different than part of the New Orleans Garden District or a large university's Fraternity Row. Within two blocks of a tree-lined residential area, Kensington has retail stretches such as Cortelyou Road and 13th Avenue. Small parks dot the neighborhood. Industry is still prevalent on the Borough Park border where used car lots sell black sedans and school bus service centers dominate an area over train tracks. If you get into Kensington now, you're a real estate pioneer. A smart one.

CLASSICS AND INSIDE TIPS:

Dine: Purple Yam. Just outside the neighborhood border, two chefs create classic Filipino fare with a modern edge.

Do: Ocean Parkway. See the prewar apartment buildings and wide mediums that have become meeting centers for families who want to be outside.

See: Kensington Branch Public Library. A public library can still impact a community, and this award-winning one shows how.

 

 

 

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