KENSINGTON

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Charming, warm and multicultural, Kensington is fast stepping out of the shadows of its horse-mad neighbour Flemington. Indeed, what was once an industrial backwater is now a leafy inner-city haven that possesses a strong community feel and an impressive array of cafés. And while this likeable neighbourhood may be somewhat lacking in space, it more than makes up for in character.

Lifestyle

There’s an awful lot to love about character-filled Kensington. It was once a gritty working-class enclave with a history - home to everything from abattoirs to horse yards. With postcode proud locals, this friendly neighbourhood now trades solely in chic cafés and enchanting architecture.

Situated just four kilometres from the bright lights of the CBD, it was only a matter of time before Kensington took off. 

And it’s done so in a big way. Possessing all the charm of a local village, here, the neighbours are chatty, the streets leafy and the coffee always flowing. A laidback, family-friendly vibe can be felt throughout. The passionate local community has been known to organise events and fight any new developments that might threaten the peace. Making this is the kind of place where you actually get to know your neighbours.

While Kensington’s hilly, tree-lined streets may mean trouble for hard-working cyclists – for the rest of us, they offer up a treasure trove of quaint worker’s cottages and beautiful period homes. And it doesn’t matter that things around here are on the quiet side, with Flemington’s multicultural dining scene and all the spoils of the city right around the corner. Regardless, Kensington’s got that cosy charm down.

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Lifestyle

There’s an awful lot to love about character-filled Kensington. It was once a gritty working-class enclave with a history - home to everything from abattoirs to horse yards. With postcode proud locals, this friendly neighbourhood now trades solely in chic cafés and enchanting architecture.

Situated just four kilometres from the bright lights of the CBD, it was only a matter of time before Kensington took off. 

And it’s done so in a big way. Possessing all the charm of a local village, here, the neighbours are chatty, the streets leafy and the coffee always flowing. A laidback, family-friendly vibe can be felt throughout. The passionate local community has been known to organise events and fight any new developments that might threaten the peace. Making this is the kind of place where you actually get to know your neighbours.

While Kensington’s hilly, tree-lined streets may mean trouble for hard-working cyclists – for the rest of us, they offer up a treasure trove of quaint worker’s cottages and beautiful period homes. And it doesn’t matter that things around here are on the quiet side, with Flemington’s multicultural dining scene and all the spoils of the city right around the corner. Regardless, Kensington’s got that cosy charm down.

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Neighbours

Kensington is a real melting pot that has welcomed generations of migrants into the fold. Large Vietnamese and Chinese communities live alongside those of countless other nationalities, all calling this charming neighbourhood home. 

And while it may be rather sleepy, this popular locale’s lively café scene and close proximity to the CBD make it a huge drawcard for young singles and professionals. But there’s something for everyone here in Kensington, and the abundant greenery, lovely period homes and warm community feel are equally appealing to young families. From ample parks to ample ¬lattes – it’s easy to see why this inner-city gem continues to grow in popularity.

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Neighbours

Kensington is a real melting pot that has welcomed generations of migrants into the fold. Large Vietnamese and Chinese communities live alongside those of countless other nationalities, all calling this charming neighbourhood home. 

And while it may be rather sleepy, this popular locale’s lively café scene and close proximity to the CBD make it a huge drawcard for young singles and professionals. But there’s something for everyone here in Kensington, and the abundant greenery, lovely period homes and warm community feel are equally appealing to young families. From ample parks to ample ¬lattes – it’s easy to see why this inner-city gem continues to grow in popularity.

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Area Features

CAFÉ CULTURE

For a small suburb, Kensington sure has a lot of cafés. As well as being the purveyors of some of the city’s most impressive brunch menus, these lively establishments act as a hub for the local community.

COMMUNITY CENTRIC

Kensington is widely regarded for the warmth and passion of its local community. Fiercely proud of their inner city gem, they’ll just as soon welcome newcomers, as they’ll rally against the possibility of unsightly developments. 

PERIOD ARCHITECTURE

One of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, Kensington is home to a beautiful array of homes. From lovely worker’s cottages to carefully restored Victorian terraces – to visit is to take a step back in time.

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