Kensington

Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is between the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia. Kensington has traditionally been known as the working class center of Philadelphia.

About Kensington

East Kensington is an up and coming neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. It is located between the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia, bordering Fishtown, Olde Richmond, and Norris Square. Kensington has a rich industrial history and is traditionally known as the working class center of Philadelphia. Initially, it was employment-focused around the nearby waterfront and the activities of fishermen and ship and boat builders. In the early 19th century, Kensington was a prominent location for iron and steel manufacture. Later, it became home to a variety of potteries, factories, and machine works. In the late 19th-early 20th century, Kensington became home to a booming textile industry, particularly in carpet manufacture.

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The Commute

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Local Amenities

East Kensington is a neighborhood comprised of restaurants, bars, vintage shops, wellness studios, boutiques, and welcoming coffee shops. Prospective residents looking for a luxury home in East Kensington will enjoy walking to their favorite stores that are all conveniently in close proximity to public transport.

Kensington Sales Data

The influx of new development and construction has contributed to the rise of luxury custom condos and homes in East Kensington. Whether you’re relocating with family or searching for your very first 2 or 3 bedroom luxury home, the revitalized city of East Kensington is where your search should begin and end. Here, you’ll often find for sale: 2 Bedroom Houses 3 Bedroom Houses Bi-Level Options New Construction Houses Commercial Duplex Properties

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A Modern Outlook on East Kensington

Today, the neighborhood of East Kensington is developing in unimaginable ways and is thriving with an increase in homesteaders, economy, and diversity. There is a multitude of historic and newly built luxury homes in East Kensington that attract prospective residents, students, investors, and entrepreneurs. As a part of their initiative to strengthen and enhance the community, the EKNA, or East Kensington Neighborhood Association, encourages efforts for neighborhood improvement. They host initiatory events such as flower planting, neighborhood cleanups and a number of other activities that aim to improve the overall aesthetics of East Kensington. If you are looking for a luxury home to call your own, East Kensington is a neighborhood offering many attractive options. Finding the perfect commercial duplex property or bi-level home can sometimes seem impossible, but helping buyers procure their new luxurious dream home or custom condos in East Kensington is no challenge for the agents of The McCann Team — it’s what they do best.

Population by Age Level. Median Age 30.32. Households: 28,946.

In Thousand of Dollars. (Median Income: $25,182)

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Kensington Schools & Education

Public & Private Institutions Of Learning

The following schools are located within the school district of Philadelphia, PA. They are some of the top-rated schools in East Kensington, providing a solid foundation for children to build their academic future.   Elementary School

  • Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
  • Horatio B. Hackett School
  • Alexander Adaire School
  • John Moffet School
  • Henry A. Brown School
  • William H. Hunter School
  Middle School
  • Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)
  • AMY Northwest Middle School
  • Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
  • Russell Conwell Middle School
  • Alexander Adaire School
  High School
  • Science Leadership Academy
  • Carver High School
  • William W. Bodine High School
  • Kensington Creative & Performing Arts HS

Avg School Rating
1.6/5
Publically Funded
9
Catholic / Religious
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Private / Charter
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