Welcome to Kensington, California

The community of Kensington, with a population of approximately 5,000, is an unincorporated area in the extreme southwest corner of Contra Costa County. It lies between Berkeley on the south and El Cerrito on the north and west. Kensington is an exceptional place, and its residents consider themselves fortunate to live here. From high in the hills overlooking San Francisco Bay, many homes boast stunning views of the inspiring urban landscape. With easy access to Bay Area freeways and transportation, yet isolated enough to retain a tranquil-like village atmosphere, Kensington’s location in the Bay Area is enviable. The nearby Berkeley campus of the University of California offers lectures, concerts and athletic events and San Francisco is just across the Bay. Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Parks with their wildlands and hiking trails lie in Kensington’s backyard. Kensington is essentially a residential community. Homes represent a diversity of styles, which add character and charm to its neighborhoods. In addition to the residential sector, there are two small commercial areas, both of which offer a variety of goods and services to residents, just a few minutes away.

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Kensington's Point of Interest

Kensington Library, 510.524.3043,

Montessori Family School (Private School)- Grades: 1 - 6
1 Lawson Road, 510.848.2322
1850 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley (PK-K campus)

Tilden Park, 888.327.2757,

UC Berkeley Blake Garden, 510.524.2449,
Botanical garden with over 1,200 species of plants, a water garden, pools, and a Mediterranean garden.


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