Welcome to Kensington
Welcome to Kensington! Kensington maintains a charming, bohemian vibe while also hosting some of Calgary’s best restaurants and boutiques. Calgary’s little village within the city can be found just north of downtown across the beautiful Bow River. Here you’ll find a vibrant work hard play hard community filled with a friendly diverse crowd eager to welcome you.
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Kensington is located in SW Calgary inner city. See the map of the Kensington area and landmarks.
The Location and Transportation
Kensington can be found just North of Memorial Drive running along the Bow River. Its central location offers quick access to and from downtown Calgary, as well as endless transit options to other parts of the city.
The centrally located streets are ultra-pedestrian friendly. Walk across the Louise Bridge from downtown, ride along the bike path, or use the Sunnyside LRT station and several bus stops. If you drive and park, the ‘Kensington loop’ layout will take you back to your spot without missing a thing.
To Downtown Calgary
9 mins 19 mins
To Calgary International Airport (YYC)
22 mins 60 mins
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Kensington Housing Market Trends
The Kensington real estate market offers a vast range new and old homes. Here you will find beautifully done infills that will catch everyone’s eyes to charming well-maintained homes from the early 20th century. Along with the detached homes Kensington offer a variety of condominiums and duplex. The condo market reflects the detached homes and you will find gorgeous apartments with stunning views that can overlook downtown, the river or Kensington itself.
Kensington is diverse a community that is occupied by a professional crowd. Here you will find first time home owners, investors and renters a like living together creating a nice blend of neighbors.
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Kensington Community Highlights
It can be tough to narrow down a few highlights of such a dynamic neighborhood, but to give you an idea of the community and people here are some of the local favorite highlights.
One of Calgary’s first community gardens can be found in Kensington. Here you will find all your neighbours enjoying the sun and planting some vegetables.
Kensington’s Summertime Outdoor Movies in the park is an event put on by the community that runs through the summers where people from all over the city come to gather and watch some classic films in the park.
The Kensington Community Center is where you can find all sorts of activities for families with children, and many options for pre-school.
People and Lifestyle
The people of Kensington are a diverse community with a wide range of social and economic classes. Being so close to downtown Calgary, it’s not uncommon to find young professionals and students filling the streets in the evenings and weekends to enjoy some of the great restaurants, pubs and live music venues. With Kensington’s constantly evolving nightlife and culture there are simply endless activities that draw people from all over the city.
Shopping, Restaurants & Nightlife in Inglewood
It’s tough to think of a community that can offer more when it comes to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Kensington is bursting with incredible restaurants and bars, come have a seat on one these incredible patios and see for yourself! Some of the best Japanese, Mexican, Italian and Thai food can be found right in the heart of the community.
Along Kensington Road alone you’ll find Pulcinella’s for pizza, Menyatai for noodles and Hayden Block for BBQ. One block south along Memorial facing the river you’ll find Julio’s Barrio a perfect spot for taco’s and bulldogs and next to that you can find Oxbow, located inside the Hotel Arts, for some fine dining and a cocktail.
Along with the top notch culinary scene Kensington also offers an endless amount of charming little shops. Stroll down Kensignton Road or !0th street and you’ll find everything from book stores, tea houses, board games, cheese shops, wine markets and even a cat café.