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Uncover the top Kensington homes for sale and all real estate in Contra Costa County below! Located in the hills just to the north of Berkeley, Kensington, California is a quiet, affluent community with a small town ambiance and metropolitan convenience. Its proximity to Berkeley makes Kensington popular with academics; while commuters appreciate the two nearby BART stations (one in El Cerrito, the other in North Berkeley), which make commuting to Oakland, San Francisco, and other Bay Area locations simple and direct. For up-to-date information regarding properties for sale in Kensington or to schedule a private home showing, contact your Bay Area real estate specialists today. Read more about Kensington real estate.

Homes For Sale in Kensington CA

Kensington Real Estate Statistics January 27, 2023
7
Listed
12
Avg. DOM
$877.69
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,495,000
Med. List Price
7 Properties
Open 1/28
125 Windsor Ave Kensington,  CA 94708
$1,098,000
Neighborhood: KENSINGTON PARK
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,364
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
1
Day on Site
41018013
MLS
Fantastically updated and expanded 3BR/2BA mid-century gem in Kensington. Open floor plan kitchen, dining and living areas are accentuated by Golden Gate and Bay views from multiple windows. Chef's...
Open 1/28
603 Wellesley Ave Kensington,  CA 94708
$895,000
Neighborhood: UPPER KENSINGTON
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,047
Sq.Ft.
1936
Year Built
3
Days on Site
41017790
MLS
This charming house has been cherished by the same family for decades, and when you visit, you'll see why. Perched on a little hillside with views of SF Bay and breathtaking sunsets, this 1936 home...
Open 1/29
227 Kenyon Ave Kensington,  CA 94708
$1,495,000
Neighborhood: UPPER KENSINGTON
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,462
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
10
Days on Site
41017247
MLS
First time on the market in 37+ years! This Unique traditional in Upper Kensington features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a unique office space with access to the private rear patio. The lower level...
$998,000
Neighborhood: UPPER KENSINGTON
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,163
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
16
Days on Site
41016928
MLS
Stunning remodeled SINGLE STORY house in Upper KENSINGTON! Marvel at the abundance of charm and natural light upon entering. This beauty features fresh interior/exterior paint, rich hardwood floors,...
Open 1/28
55 Kingston Rd Kensington,  CA 94707
$2,440,000
Neighborhood: COLUSA CIRCLE
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,907
Sq.Ft.
1942
Year Built
18
Days on Site
41016828
MLS
Open (1/28 & 1/29) Sat & Sun 1:30-3:30 Stunning, Unique, Serene and Secluded. 55 Kingston Rd is a thoughtfully designed and expanded residence, Expertly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. This home...
Open 1/28
334 Coventry Rd Kensington,  CA 94707
$1,688,888
Neighborhood: LOWER KENSINGTON
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,716
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
19
Days on Site
41016704
MLS
Newly renovated 3 bed/2 bath Kensington hills beauty with water views! The main floor offers a spacious living room, vaulted wood beam ceiling, stunning views with world-class sunsets through a wall...
Open 1/28
228 Lake Drive Kensington,  CA 94708
$1,795,000
Neighborhood: UPPER KENSINGTON
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,302
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
24
Days on Site
41016412
MLS
NEW PRICE! OPEN SAT &SUN 1/28 & 1/29 2-4:30PM Serene private location near end of the street in this woodsy hills area. Close to a hiking trail above the canyon &Tilden Park. A curving path thru...

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Kensington Real Estate Market

Pushed right up against the Tilden Nature Area and situated in between Berkeley and El Cerrito is the small, picturesque town of Kensington, California. It's estimated that right around 5,000 people call Kensington home today, and with much of the area either fully developed or surrounded by protected nature areas and public parks, the city's future growth potential is limited for the most part. With that said, most people who already live in town are just fine with what Kensington has to offer, which is best described as a low-key vibe and overall laid-back lifestyle. Additionally, existing home owners tend to like Kensington's authentic small town charm, not to mention it's overwhelming residential setting, and if you're someone who's also thinking about making a move here, the housing landscape is something that rarely leaves potential home buyers disappointed.

If you love historic homes or homes with plenty of charm and character, you'll appreciate what Kensington's real estate market has to offer. In fact, many Kensington homes for sale were originally built back in the 1930's and 1940's, also making it a great place to begin a home search if you love bungalow or cottage-style homes as much as we do. Contemporary mid-century modern houses and even a number of Tudors and Spanish Revival homes are also commonly found throughout the Kensington area, truly making it one of the most diverse housing markets you'll find in Contra Costa County, at least from an architectural standpoint. Look for most single-family homes in Kensington to start somewhere close to $900,000, and the few townhouse residences you'll find in town won't be far below $900,000 either.

Kensington Community Amenities

Although Kensington is primarily residential, two neighborhood shopping areas keep life in Kensington pleasant and convenient with shops and restaurants, food and wine markets, and even a hardware store. Nearby Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park provide trails and open spaces for hiking, biking, and picnicking; and, for the young (or young-at-heart), Tilden Park's carousel offers loads of family fun.

Kensington School Information

  • Kensington Hilltop Elementary School - 92 Highland Blvd, Kensington CA
  • Growing Light Montessori School - 52 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA

Kensington Real Estate Agents

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