Less well-known than its neighbors Prospect Park South, Borough Park and Windsor Terrace, the residential and family-oriented neighborhood of Kensington within Brooklyn is home to a population of around 50,000 people. While Kensinton has yet to "up-and-come" the neighborhood may soon be with its Victorian-style homes, abundance of greenery, and easygoing, family-friendly feel drawing in more and more renters looking to take a break from the Brooklyn bustle. Those seeking the same can find…
Less well-known than its neighbors Prospect Park South, Borough Park and Windsor Terrace, the residential and family-oriented neighborhood of Kensington within Brooklyn is home to a population of around 50,000 people. While Kensinton has yet to "up-and-come" the neighborhood may soon be with its Victorian-style homes, abundance of greenery, and easygoing, family-friendly feel drawing in more and more renters looking to take a break from the Brooklyn bustle. Those seeking the same can find their refuge in the two-family townhouses, Victorian stand-alones, row-houses and brownstones that Kensington has to offer. Local residents enjoy the perks of living close by to Prospect Park and the many yearly festivals sponsored by local community organizations.
Population: A residential, family-oriented neighborhood, it’s so quiet you can hear the trees rustle. Still pretty populous, though; 50,152 people live here, and population density is 65,257 people per square mile (Brooklyn: 34,917 people per square mile).
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Borough Park, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Prospect Park South, Windsor Terrace
Public Transit: F/G train to Church Ave; Ditmas Ave; 18th Ave; B/Q to Beverley Rd; Cortelyou Rd; Newkirk Ave.
What’s Here?: Kensington has yet to “up-and-come” like some other Brooklyn neighborhoods, but it’s not far: the Victorian-style homes, abundance of greenery, and easygoing, family-friendly feel, is the perfect respite for anyone eager to break away from all that Brooklyn bustle. In the last few years, a few bars and lounges have opened, adding a little spice to K-Town’s nightlife. Check out The Castello Plan, a live music venue and restaurant, as well as the twofers Bar Chord, a combo guitar shop and event space, and Sycamore, flower shop by-day, bar by-night.
Flat or Tall?: Primarily residential, Kensington features a variety of residential properties: two-family townhouses, Victorian stand-alones, row-houses and brownstones.
History: Like so many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods, Kensington was settled by the Dutch, and eventually incorporated by the English, hence its proper British-sounding name (The streets are similarly named: Argyle, Westminster, Stratford…). In the years since, a steady stream of immigrants have come to the neighborhood, and now people from every part of the world call the area home. Nearby Flatbush is home to many Caribbeans, while Midwood, to the south, has many residents from Eastern Europe. Expect to find a blend of culture, cuisine, and architecture in this quintessentially New York neighborhood.
Activities: You’re just a short jaunt to Prospect Park, where there’s a carousel, swan-filled pond, and miles and miles to run or walk. In addition, there are several festivals sponsored by local community organizations. Check out kensingtonbk.com for more info.
Check it out: The Dogwood, a Southern-style restaurant on Church Avenue, has just expanded its hours to include brunch. Nearby is LARK Cafe, which hosts a monthly reading series every third Sunday with New York-based authors.
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Kensington is located within 11218. This area currently has 74,831 residents in 24,660 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 33.3.
When looking at residents older than 25, 20.32% have graduated from high school, 23.23% have a bachelor's degree, and 19.47% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 61.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $60,821.
At least 65.56% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 40.1 minutes.
Geographically, 11218 is a part of Kings County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,606,852 residents, or 938,803 households with a median income of $50,640. Kings County, New York residents have a median age of 34.5 and 70.55% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Kings County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 37.8. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.