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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 September 24, 2020
4
Listed
22
Avg. DOM
$624.11
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,293,500
Med. List Price
4 Properties
$1,189,000
Subdivision: Lower Kensington
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,723
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
7
Days on Site
40921479
MLS
A majestic Bay laurel provides a wonderful backdrop for this warm and elegant circa 1915 Craftsman home. Located in the heart of Kensington, on one of its most desired tree-lined and level streets,...
$1,398,000
Subdivision: Upper Kensington
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,695
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
17
Days on Site
40919978
MLS
Casual, fresh style describe this residence. Nestled above it all, up private drive just off of Willamette. This home has a lovely private front court yard garden, sunny and sheltered from the...
$998,000
Subdivision: Lower Kensington
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,108
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
28
Days on Site
40918530
MLS
Stripped to the studs and completely remodeled, this Kensington charmer boasts a Craftsman style aesthetic and brand-new fixtures and finishes throughout. A beautifully reimagined bungalow that...
$1,630,000
Subdivision: Arlington Acres
3
Beds
4
Baths
4,213
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
38
Days on Site
40917172
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!...

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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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