With the charm and appeal of a close-knit New England town, the quaint, upscale Kensington is nestled in the Berkeley Hills
and home to quiet, tree-filled neighborhoods, unique shops and tranquil parks. Many of Kensington real estate
's distinguished homes in this peaceful enclave boast panoramic 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, Kensington is poised in a prime location. While small in radius, Kensington is large in stature. An exploration of the area will take you to Blake Garden
, a botanical garden that serves as a teaching facility for UC Berkeley
as well as the grounds for the Blake House, the official residence of the President of the University of California.
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-a-kind boutiques, restaurants and gourmet food shops where friendly shopkeepers greet customers by name. Popular gathering places include Kensington Circus Pub
, Semifreddi's Bakery
, and the Inn Kensington
for weekend brunch.