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Living in Kensington Philadelphia

Kensington is the 23rd 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.

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Walk Score of Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Kensington is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Somerset Station

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Philadelphia Brewing Co

Daily errands do not require a car in Kensington Philadelphia.

Kensington is the 23rd most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 90.

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

Kensington Philadelphia Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 2317 Mercer Street in the Kensington area
$1,800
3 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for NG Property Group in the Kensington area
from $1,495
1 bed
Walk Score 85
Rental info for 2024 East Madison Street in the Kensington area
$1,600
6 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for 2339 E Huntingdon St in the Kensington area
$1,300
3 bed
Walk Score 89
Rental info for 2007 Hope St in the Kensington area
from $1,395
1 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for 2021 N Front St in the Kensington area
from $1,395
1 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for 1204 E Palmer Street in the Kensington area
from $1,100
Studio
Walk Score 90
Rental info for 2200 Coral St #1 in the Kensington area
$850
Studio
Walk Score 93

Kensington Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Kensington to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

21 Powelton Village 90 94 94 5,620
22 Avenue of the Arts North 90 87 71 10,910
23 Kensington 90 68 75 47,682
24 Haverford North 90 73 91 1,442
25 West Powelton 90 85 98 3,733

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 282 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kensington.

People in Kensington can walk to an average of 9 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

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 9 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.

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Kensington has about 3 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Bike Score of Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Kensington is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Kensington

= Lowest Crime

Kensington has more personal crime and more property crime per person than the Philadelphia average.

Kensington Crime Rate

Compared to all Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Fairhills, PA

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Fairhills, PA

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Sanchez Barber Shop

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The Dungeon Dance Hall

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Get Up Community Help Center

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McPherson Square

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

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Fairhills, PA

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

Photo of Fairhills, PA in Kensington, Philadelphia

Fairhills, PA

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Fairhills, PA

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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Open Door Community Center

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Ledesma Grocery

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Bentleys Place

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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