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Kensington is a medium- to high-density suburban district located approximately six kilometres from the central business district of Sydney. It represents a rather eclectic mix of residences. For example, the Eastern Suburbs will offer residents rather large and open environments while other areas are well-known for dense housing complexes and commercial residential projects. As it stands in modern times, Kensington boasts a population of just over ten thousand inhabitants (according to the 2011 national census).

As with many suburban regions within the metropolitan area of Sydney, the land that Kensington now occupies was once home to numerous Aboriginal peoples; some placing the figures between fifty and sixty different tribes. In the early part of the 19th century, numerous ex-convicts were given land grants here. The name Kensington is thought to derive from the comparatively well-to-do suburban district of London of the same name.

Currently, Kensington is well-known for its long-standing connections within the racing community. In fact, the Kensington Racecourse was one of the first such venues to have opened in all of Australia. Many modern local racetracks cater to this popular sport and they have contributed substantially to the economy over the years.

Notwithstanding the racing industry, Kensington is also home to the University of New South Wales. This allows for a rather young population to be found within many districts of the city. This commercially-oriented population has also allowed a retail and commercial district to thrive in the city center. In turn, valuable revenue has been generated that has helped further this area's growth.

There are numerous housing and residential estates planned for the future, as is the refurbishment of many existing apartment structures. Thus, Kensington represents a moderately lucrative market for continued development. As with many towns located near major universities, it is imagined that younger families will continue to seek residence here.
Average price in Kensington
$941,333
Average price per  m2  $1,632
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Home Open Cancelled. This Property Is Now Sold. Apologies For Any Inconvenience To Buyers ...
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Home Open Cancelled. This Property Is Now Sold. Apologies For Any Inconvenience To Buyers ...
FROM $1.3M
Kensington, New South Wales - For Sale - House - 911 m² - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
This magnificent landmark kensington home is finally available for you to enjoy... Of the finest homes in kensington! With its commanding turret gazebo, this circa 1930...
Renovated Home Unit Ideal For Investors Or First Home Buyers!
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Renovated Home Unit Ideal For Investors Or First Home Buyers!
$300,000 - $330,00
Kensington, Queensland - For Sale - Apartment - 2 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
First open inspection - saturday 18 july & sunday 19th july 12:30 - 1:00 pm stylish two bedrooms unit located in a sought after location, step away from...
Plenty Of Space & Character Charm!
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Plenty Of Space & Character Charm!
Fixed Date Sale (Offers From $950k)
Kensington, New South Wales - For Sale - House - 429 m² - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Fixed date sale - property to be sold on or before 19th july 2017* a character home from the 1930's,this property is adorned with features of the era that add...
Delightful Stone Front Courtyard Home In Prime Position
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Delightful Stone Front Courtyard Home In Prime Position
$540,000 - $560.000
Kensington, Queensland - For Sale - House - 431 m² - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
With a land size of 431m2 approx. And built in 1994 this torrens title courtyard home has unlimited potential. Featuring three bedrooms, main and bedroom 2...
Lovely Light Filled Living
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Lovely Light Filled Living
$730K
Kensington, Queensland - For Sale - House - 512 m² - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Auction sat 8 jul at 11.30am (usp) with the most sought after north facing rear and all the modern comforts, this home offers dual outdoor entertaining spaces...