Kensington is a highly desirable south-eastern residential suburb of Sydney NSW. Located just 6 km from Sydney’s busy central business district, Kensington is colloquially known as “Kenso”.
Kensington is densely populated and offers a mix of high and medium density housing as well as free-standing single dwelling homes for its 11,000 residents.
Kensington is serviced by multiple bus lines that provide transport to the city and surrounding suburbs. In 2012 the New South Wales Government committed to building a $1.6 billion light rail system in Kensington, to extend from Circular Quay into Moore Park and down Anzac Parade, as well as a new bus and tram interchange. Commuters in Kensington have no shortage of transportation options.
The culture of Kensington is shaped by its Aboriginal and European settler roots. Many historic buildings have been preserved and worked into the modern landscape. Kensington is also the location of the main campus of the University of New South Wales, the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the headquarters of the Catholic Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Community and Recreation
A quarter of Kensington is occupied by parkland, making it the perfect suburb for those who enjoy outdoor activities or a morning run. Kensington is also within walking distance of the Randwick Racecourse, Centennial Park and home of the exclusive Australian Golf Club.
Kensington’s residents and visitors benefit from a convenient strip of local amenities located along Anzac Parade – boutique fashion shops and a wide variety of pubs and restaurants provide plenty of options for dining out.
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