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Living in Kensington San Diego

Kensington is the 40th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with 6,248 residents.

Kensington has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Talmadge, Adams North, Normal Heights, Teralta West, Teralta East, Corridor and Colina del Sol.

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Walk Score of Kensington, San Diego, CA

Kensington is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Kensington Park

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Kensington Cafe

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Kensington San Diego.

Kensington is the 40th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with a Walk Score of 65.

Find apartments in San Diego's most walkable neighborhoods: Horton Plaza, Core-Columbia and Gaslamp Quarter.

Kensington San Diego Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Mission Pacific in the Kensington area
from $1,295
1 bed
Walk Score 80
Rental info for House at San Diego in the Kensington area
$1,150
1 bed
Walk Score 80
Rental info for Apartment at San Diego in the Kensington area
$995
1 bed
Walk Score 89
Rental info for House at San Diego in the Kensington area
$4,900
4 bed
Walk Score 75
Rental info for Guesthouse at San Diego in the Kensington area
$900
1 bed
Walk Score 71
Rental info for Apartment at San Diego in the Kensington area
$995
1 bed
Walk Score 86
Rental info for Apartment at San Diego in the Kensington area
$2,250
2 bed
Walk Score 83
Rental info for Townhouse at San Diego in the Kensington area
$2,700
3 bed
Walk Score 54

Kensington Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Kensington to other San Diego neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

38 Mission Hills 65 49 52 5,685
39 South Park 65 37 46 5,659
40 Kensington 65 51 50 6,248
41 Torrey Pines 63 49 78 8,864
42 Shelltown 63 44 49 4,322

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 44 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kensington.

People in Kensington can walk to an average of 1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Kensington Vine in Kensington, San Diego

Kensington Vine

Photo of Village Vino in Kensington, San Diego

Village Vino

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thumbnail for Kensington ParkAdjacent to the Kensington Public Library, this small community park offers a playground for the little ones.

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on Kensington Park

Transit Score of Kensington, San Diego, CA

Kensington has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Kensington San Diego apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Kensington has good public transportation and about 6 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Kensington on public transit.

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Kensington Vine

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Edgeware Gallery

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Village Vino

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Bike Score of Kensington, San Diego, CA

Kensington is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Kensington Community Church Preschool in Kensington, San Diego

Kensington Community Church Preschool

Photo of El Cajon Bl & I-15 Transit Plaza in Kensington, San Diego

El Cajon Bl & I-15 Transit Plaza

Photo of Edgeware Gallery in Kensington, San Diego

Edgeware Gallery

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Bleu Boheme

Photo of Kensington-Normal Heights Library in Kensington, San Diego

Kensington-Normal Heights Library

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Ponce's

thumbnail for Kensington CafeKensington Cafe serves up a healthy breakfast that doesn't make you feel like you're skimping. Their waffles, breakfast scrambles, and sandwiches are all good — and so is the coffee.

Local Native
on Kensington Cafe

Photo of El Cajon Boulevard at I-15 in Kensington, San Diego

El Cajon Boulevard at I-15

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Kensington Video

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Kensington Sign

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Salon Kensington

thumbnail for Kensington VineKensington Vine is a neighborhood wine bar offering over 50 wines by the glass, appetizers, and gourmet thin crust pizza.

Local Native
on Kensington Vine

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OpenMinds

Photo of Clan Rince School of Irish Dance in Kensington, San Diego

Clan Rince School of Irish Dance

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Kensington Pet Supply & Dog Wash

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Burger Lounge

thumbnail for Kensington Community Church PreschoolThis beautiful Spanish style church welcomes all for Sunday worship as well as nursery and Sunday school.

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on Kensington Community Church Preschool

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