This hidden gem, perched atop the Berkeley Hills, and offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty.

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Welcome to Kensington

Located just North of Berkeley, nestled in the serene hills of the East Bay, Kensington, California, emerges as a picturesque retreat for discerning home buyers seeking a peaceful oasis with stunning vistas and a strong sense of community. This hidden gem, perched atop the Berkeley Hills, offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, tranquility, and close-knit neighborhood living.
Kensington's allure lies in its lush surroundings, showcasing tree-lined streets, sprawling gardens, and panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. The neighborhood exudes a relaxed ambiance, providing a serene escape while being just a short drive from the vibrant energy of Berkeley and its neighboring cities.
The community spirit thrives in Kensington, fostering a welcoming atmosphere and a strong sense of belonging among residents. Neighborhood events, local gatherings, and a commitment to preserving the area's natural beauty contribute to the tight-knit community fabric. With two terrific areas of commerce, you can always find exactly what you want or need.
Explore the nearby parks, hiking trails, and open spaces that grace the landscape, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to revel in nature's beauty and enjoy a peaceful respite amid the bustling Bay Area.
Kensington's real estate landscape is as captivating as its surroundings, offering an array of architectural styles, from charming cottages to contemporary estates, all embraced by the area's breathtaking views and serene ambiance.
For those seeking a tranquil haven that harmonizes scenic beauty, a strong sense of community, and proximity to urban conveniences, Kensington stands as an idyllic retreat nestled within the hills of the East Bay.

Overview for Kensington, CA

5,288 people live in Kensington, where the median age is 48.6 and the average individual income is $94,777. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48.6 years

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Around Kensington, CA

There's plenty to do around Kensington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NutHouse! Granola Company, Sweet Fluffies, and Onyx Custom Suiting.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.64 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.73 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.63 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kensington, CA

Kensington has 2,096 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kensington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,288 people call Kensington home. The population density is 5,487.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.05 / 52.95%

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Schools in Kensington, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Kensington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kensington Elementary
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