Find peace and quiet amid the hubbub of the inner city in the upscale enclave of Kensington. The quiet, winding streets and classic California Spanish-tiled cottage style homes make it an ideal neighborhood for those that want to enjoy the benefits of city life, while still being able to enjoy a quiet evening at home. Of all the older neighborhoods in the area, Kensington is perhaps the most desirable to live. Immaculate lawns adorn the front yards of many of the distinct, 1920’s-era California Spanish-style homes. Another great benefit of the Kensington neighborhood is that it is centrally located between the 8 and 15 Interstates, making it an ideal location for commuters.
Many of the homes for sale in Kensington are older. That said, an impressive collection of Spanish revival style homes define the neighborhood. Find a classic, one-of-a-kind home to live in and bask in the small town community Kensington is known for. It is not unusual to take part in one of the many neighborhood block parties that welcome all ages and lifestyles. You can feel the history and charm throughout many of the residential streets, with many of the Kensington street names resembling English places. Many of the homes in the area offer impressive views overlooking Mission Valley.
Once you are home from work, you will appreciate being able to walk to a variety of eateries, boutique shops and local businesses along the 3-block business district along Adams avenue. When you are craving Mexican food, you cannot go wrong eating at Ponce’s, a local favorite that has been satisfying Mexican food cravings since 1969. Feel free to whet your whistle at the Ken Club. The Ken Club is an old school neighborhood dive bar that plays hosts to live music on the weekends. If the bar scene is not your vibe, head over to Kensington Vine for a glass of wine with cheese. Catch an independent or foreign movie at the Ken Cinema, one of the last remaining single screen movie theaters in San Diego County. Take a walk to the local library and park and do not be surprised if you bump into new and old friends along the way. If you need groceries, there is a Vons Supermarket within walking distance.
While there are not too many schools for children in the neighborhood, there is an elementary school. Franklin Elementary School is part of the San Diego Unified School District and recently celebrated its eightieth anniversary. Children from Kindergarten to Fifth grade can walk in the same halls that many children have done since the 1930’s. For those that choose to go to a University, head a few miles east on Interstate 8 to get to San Diego State University.
Once you find a home in Kensington, you may never want to leave.