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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 July 13, 2020
6
Listed
34
Avg. DOM
$674.02
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,265,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
$1,300,000
Subdivision: Kensington Circl
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,578
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
7
Days on Site
40910925
MLS
Magical and spacious one level Mediterranean home plus studio of 313 sq. ft,which is NOT included in the sq. footage of the house, in the heart of Kensington! The owners have beautifully updated this...
$1,620,000
Subdivision: Arlington Acres
3
Beds
4
Baths
4,213
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
22
Days on Site
40908486
MLS
Amazing bay view, GCC and city view. Contemporary style & modern finishes accent the open plan of this serene and private retreat. The house frame was built on 1984 and 1992. Pretty new construction!...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,489
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
32
Days on Site
52234630
MLS
3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=aVWsoGggBVt&brand=0 A Nature-Lover's Dream! Rare opportunity to own this cozy home in desirable Kensington neighborhood. This multi-level home offers two...
$1,280,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,736
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
34
Days on Site
40907984
MLS
Set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a sleepy, tree lined street, this sprawling family home offers 1,736-square feet of living. Spanning three-bedrooms and two and half bathrooms, this two-story...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,489
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
41
Days on Site
40907049
MLS
3D Walk Through: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=aVWsoGggBVt&brand=0 A Nature-Lover's Dream! Rare opportunity to own this cozy home in desirable Kensington neighborhood. This multi-level home...
$1,250,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,775
Sq.Ft.
1945
Year Built
74
Days on Site
40903235
MLS
Stylish Upper Kensington Contemporary Home with stunning views & modern style! This two-story split level 3 bedroom, two bath property offers sublime modern living. The expansive Master Suite...

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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

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