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Suburb Profile


Kensington to Sydney CBD

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Culture, convenience and charm

Sharing a name with the London suburb it was modelled on, Kensington is located just 7km from the Sydney CBD. With a significant student population and a strong arts culture, Kensington is a popular suburb for those who are seeking real estate close to the city. A vibrant and busy suburb, Kensington offers city convenience alongside suburban comfort. Kensington is an aesthetically pleasing and well-planned town. Federation style homes sit on tree-lined streets with larger blocks attracting buyers to the area.

Residents enjoy wide footpaths and ample green space throughout the suburb. Apartment living is also an option in Kensington as a growing number of modern units become available to rent and buy. Not surprisingly these are particularly popular with the student demographic. Experienced real estate agents and property management companies in the area are able to provide invaluable advice about which property best suits individual needs.

Kensington is home to both the University of NSW and NIDA performing arts school. As such, the suburb is home to many students who bring an energy to the area and enjoy the convenience. The arts and culture scene in Kensington is flourishing with the Palace Theatre and John Clancy Auditorium holding frequent musical and dance performances.

Many historic buildings in the suburb have been retained and incorporated into the modern landscape. The area’s oldest structure, the Sacred Heart Monastery, is a stunning example of 1895 Gothic style architecture.

Kensington is well serviced by public transport and a number of bus routes run through the suburb. The ES Marks stop on the Sydney Light Rail was also recently completed, offering fast transportation along Anzac Parade and into the Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs.

Convenience is key in Kensington with plenty of amenities readily accessible. Anzac Parade is the main retail area in Kensington and offers small boutiques, restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms and the famous Peters of Kensington. Kensington is also only a short distance from other retail meccas including Randwick, Surry Hills, Paddington and more.

Kensington is centrally located, meaning world-famous beaches, Randwick Racecourse and the attractions of the city are all just a 15 minute journey away. Sydney Boys High School, Sydney Girls High School and UNSW are within walking distance, as is the beautiful Centennial Park. The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadiums are also local.

Whether you’re a young professional looking for real estate in the Eastern Suburbs, a family looking for the perfect new home or an investor looking to purchase and work with property management companies, Kensington has property options for everyone. An amazing lifestyle awaits for students, professionals and families alike.

With an oversupply of tenants looking to rent in Kensington – should you have an investment property in the Eastern Suburbs area, contact us today for a complimentary rental appraisal.

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