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Living in Kensington Philadelphia

Kensington is the 17th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with 47,682 residents.

Kensington has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Fairhill, Port Richmond, Juniata Park - Feltonville, North Philadelphia East, Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Hunting Park and Avenue of the Arts North.

Nearby Apartments

91 Walk Score of Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Kensington is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Fairhills, PA

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Sanchez Barber Shop

Daily errands do not require a car in Kensington Philadelphia.

Kensington is the 17th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 91.

Find apartments in Philadelphia's most walkable neighborhoods: Center City West, Rittenhouse Square and Avenue of the Arts South.

Kensington Philadelphia Apartments for Rent

Kensington Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Kensington to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

15 Cedar Park 92 81 98 4,634
16 Fairmount - Art Museum 91 78 88 23,767
17 Kensington 91 69 74 47,682
18 South Philadelphia East 91 75 84 24,742
19 Dunlap 91 75 89 2,088

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 177 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kensington.

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

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Cibao Dominican Restaurant

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Philadelphia Brewing Co

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thumbnail for Somerset StationSomerset El Station. Allows people to travel to center city in less than 20min. Plus the trains run like clockwork. Every 10 min.

Nex Millen
on Somerset Station

69 Transit Score of Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Kensington has Good Transit

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

Public Transit Routes

Kensington has good public transportation and about 5 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

74 Bike Score of Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Kensington is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of The Dungeon Dance Hall in Kensington, Philadelphia

The Dungeon Dance Hall

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Get Up Community Help Center

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McPherson Square

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

thumbnail for Sanchez Barber ShopSanchez Barber Shop is a Latin shop. Specializing in latin hair cuts. Reasonable rates on full cuts with beard trim.

Nex Millen
on Sanchez Barber Shop

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

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Open Door Community Center

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Ledesma Grocery

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Bentleys Place

thumbnail for The Dungeon Dance HallThe dungeon is the livest place to get your Salsa and Merengue on. This place has a banging sound system. Make sure your on your dancing A game when you come thru here.

Nex Millen
on The Dungeon Dance Hall

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CPMAP Mural

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The Woodshed

Photo of Jackie Hair Cuts in Kensington, Philadelphia

Jackie Hair Cuts

thumbnail for Get Up Community Help CenterGet Up provides free condoms and HIV testing. Plus computer literacy classes. We need one of these in every neighborhood.

Nex Millen
on Get Up Community Help Center

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