With the charm and appeal of a close-knit New England town, the quaint, upscale village of Kensington is nestled in the leafy Berkeley hills and is home to quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, unique shops and pretty parks. Many of the distinguished homes in this peaceful enclave boast panoramic daytime and evening views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay and majestic Golden Gate Bridge. It’s no wonder that Kensington is one of the Bay Area’s most desirable communities.
Ideally situated high above the bustling city below, yet with convenient access to the Bay Area’s main freeways and attractions, Kensington is poised in a prime location. Weekend visits to nearby Tilden Park are a happy tradition for generations of East Bay families who enjoy nature hikes, picnics, swimming, botanic gardens, and childhood favorites including an old-fashioned carousel, steam trains and pony rides.
Kensington's two picturesque shopping districts are lined with one-of-kind boutiques, restaurants and gourmet food shops where friendly shopkeepers greet customers by name. Popular gathering places include Cafe Select, Boadecia’s Books, Shai's Deli, Kensington Circus Pub, and the much-loved Semifreddi's Bakery.
Kensington is an ideal place to call home.
Learn more about Kensington:
Kensington Outlook Newspaper Online
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Bay Area Private Schools