Kensington

Kensington is an old neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia right next to the Delaware River. It is very easy to get around the city from this neighborhood using Septa and other public transportation that is very affordable. The cost of living in this neighborhood is also very affordable since it is such an old neighborhood with most of the houses being small row homes. Some areas of Kensington are a lot nicer than others and usually the closer you get to Fishtown, the nicer it will be. It is an up and coming neighborhood that has been trying to get out of a slump in recent years and is on the right track. There are a lot of bars in East Kensington to try and one that is worth trying is Martha on E York St.
There are a few restaurants to try in Kensington that taste great. Pizza Brain is a fun restaurant to go to on Frankford Ave. that has a friendly staff that will help get your order right and the way you want it. They also have a pizza museum inside to check out while you order your pizza. Another place to try is called Loco Pez. Loco Pez has some great Mexican food that will keep you coming back. However, it is cash only so be prepared when you show up. You can also order a margarita with your meal that is great. Kensington is a neighborhood to look at if you want more affordable rent prices and want to see a neighborhood start to build.
What Kensington Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
6.0
value
5.0
amenities
7.0
social
8.0
management
8.0
safety
6.9
Median rents in Kensington
Studio
$
414
1 Bedroom
$
930
2 Bedroom
$
1,445

Getting to Know
Kensington

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3 Beds $2,150

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2 Beds $2,100

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1 Bed $1,795
2 Beds $1,950

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1 Bed $1,450

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