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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 18, 2019
6
Listed
5
Avg. DOM
$574.52
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$963,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
Open 7/20
539 Coventry Rd Kensington, CA 94707
$1,028,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,607
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
2
Days on Site
40874643
MLS
Fresh open and airy modern 50's design- Oriented towards inspiring Bay Views. Deep rear garden. Updated kitchen and baths. Ample sized bedrooms. Extra large two car garage. Located half way between...
Open 7/20
253 Yale Ave Kensington, CA 94708
$1,048,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,892
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
2
Days on Site
40874644
MLS
New England Beachy Vibe, super charming and fresh design. Pleasant views of the San Francisco Bay. First time ever on the market. Built for family by "Homes of Character.", Architect: Walter L....
$699,000
Subdivision: Kensington Circl
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,242
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
3
Days on Site
40871837
MLS
Amazing Flipper/Developer Opportunity in the thriving Kensington Circle Community - Well here is your chance to follow the IPO & Tech money! Value add opportunity with APPROVED plans and PAID permits...
Open 7/21
6 Marchant Court Kensington, CA 94707
$898,000
Subdivision: Lower Kensington
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,647
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
9
Days on Site
40873556
MLS
Nestled in Kensington on a peaceful cul-de-sac, this home offers a Zen-like paradise of tranquil living w/views of the Bay Bridge & San Francisco as seen from the living & dining rooms, adjacent deck...
$1,195,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,882
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
9
Days on Site
40873561
MLS
91 Arlington Ave is an elegant and stately home w/ fantastic inside/outside access, located in the heart of Kensington. Built in 1938, this home is a dream of grace and functionality w/ 3 generous...
2
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,665
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
10
Days on Site
40873333
MLS
Great Price! Great Opportunity! Enjoy Views of SF, Oakland and the Bay from the living room and eating area. Opportunity to add your personal touches with a remodel or update of this home in the...

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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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