living in kensington caTucked amongst the trees above El Cerrito and the hills next to Berkeley, Kensington, CA enjoys a quaint, small-town atmosphere. Living in Kensington, CA offers a vibrant community and includes spectacular views of the Bay, easy access to the 80 freeway, and an intimate environment in which to shop, dine, and play.

Two local shopping districts provide all of the resources one could need. On the Arlington you will find the Arlington Shops, including Young’s Market, ACE Hardware, and Arlington Wine & Spirits. Head down the hill and you will find Colusa Circle, where you will find a local vet, hair salon, photographer and market.

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The playground at Kensington Park with slides, swings, picnic tables, tennis courts, bathrooms.

Try dining at the kid-friendly Kensington Circus Pub (be sure to try the bangers and mash at least once), fine dining at Post Meridian, or pick up a fresh loaf of bread from SemiFreddi’s. On the weekends be sure to check out the local Farmer’s Market.

Housing in Kensington consists of a fine mix of architectural styles, including Tudor, Mediterranean, and Contemporary. The city has its own recreation department, tennis court and library, and the local elementary schools has top test scores. Jr. and Sr. High Students attend El Cerrito schools.

People have lived here for years and many grew up together. The community includes professionals, professors and families.

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Blake Gardens is a truly exceptional hidden gem located in the Kensington hills.

All Neighborhoods Next: Montclair

Where to shop

Semifreddi’s, Kensington Fine Foods, Young’s Market

Where to eat

Inn Kensington, Benchmark Pizzeria,

Where to drink

Kensington Circus Pub

Where to relax

Nomad Cafe, Blake Gardens

Where to be outside

Blake Gardens, Kensington Park, Ye Olde School Trail (Tilden)