Kensington Philadelphia Real Estate

Where Is Kensington?

Kensington is commonly referred to in two sections: East Kensington, which stretches from Frankford and Trenton avenues to the east and Front Street and Kensington Avenue to the west, plus Lehigh Avenue to the north and Norris Street to the south; and Olde Kensington, encompassing Front Street to Sixth Street running east to west and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Girard Avenue running north to south. Kensington at-large exists in the 19122 and 19125 zip codes.

Bars, Restaurants & Dining

For coffee and comics, Amalgam is a meeting ground for geek culture on Frankford Avenue. ReAnimator Coffee’s Master Street location offers the coffee connoisseur’s finest experience in the neighborhood, with a spacious and rustic environment that’s both hip and well-suited for meetups or work sessions.

For breakfast, there’s the organic and local Franny Lou’s Porch, featuring a menu of sandwiches with vegan-friendly delights like vegan butter and hummus. Or, for brunch, head to Martha, where an oft-updated local draft list is rounded out with a “morning stew,” a Nordic breakfast and vegan quiche.

Lunch is served at Gryphon Cafe, with eggplant and mushroom paninis on the menu for vegetarians. W.M. Mulherin’s offers an upscale & intimate dining ambience, located in a restored whiskey blending facility dating back to 1890.

The drinks, meanwhile, just keep pouring at the funky El Bar locale, most notably marked by a bathtub in its outdoor patio and a cat that roams the space as its home. Just a few blocks south is Kung Fu Necktie, a bar known for regional live music and cheap drinks.

For a sophisticated cocktail – and one of the best vodka martinis in town – Federal Distilling offers a full specialty cocktail menu out of the tasting room in its distillery – which is also tourable.

Attractions, Landmarks & Parks

The historic Crane Arts Building rotates gallery exhibitions, ranging from fine art to photography. The well-regarded gallery and workshop space is also host to meet-the-artist events and the annual Art for the Cash Poor.

Pizza Brain holds the Guinness World Record for maintaining the largest publicly displayed collection of pizza memorabilia, effectively making it both a museum and a spot for some of the city’s best – and most creative – thin-crust pizza.

Fairhill Square is a public park that’s host to occasional concerts and is ideal for dog walks. Arcadia Commons, meanwhile, has collectively transformed several lots in the neighborhood into active green spaces for play and lounging on a sunny day.

School Districts

In the 19122 zip code, kids attend the John Moffet school at 127 Oxford Street and Kensington High School at 2015 East Cumberland Street.

District students in the 19125 zip code attend the Horatio B. Hackett School, located just off Frankford Avenue, for kindergarten through fifth grade, and Penn Treaty High School for sixth through 12th grades.

Shopping

Kensington shares many of its grocery shopping amenities with neighboring Fishtown and Port Richmond. To the east is a variety of large grocers, including Walmart, Target and ShopRite, and to the south is Acme Markets.

Also in the neighborhood is an abundance of corner markets, as well as discount chain Save-a-Lot. For local produce, there’s the Kensington Community Food Co-op, which currently operates on the fourth Tuesday of the month out of Circle of Hope, with a brick-and-mortar location also set to open soon in the neighborhood.

Kensington Philadelphia Real Estate Listings

Browse Kensington real estate listings for homes, condos and apartments. Contact us to learn more.

Nestled within Philly's hippest neighborhood, 2437 Jasper Street has everything you need and more. This 1900 sq. ft. home is a V2 Properties Premier Property. The second you step foot into this thoughtfully designed space, you'll be greeted by gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the home and a sleek yet detailed design. Enjoy plentiful outdoor space with a large roof deck including a wet bar on the landing, owner's suite deck, and a private backyard oasis... an entertainers paradise! The state-of-the-art kitchen includes custom white cabinetry, designer tile backsplash, granite countertops, and modern stainless steel appliances. The open-concept kitchen and living room offer an incredible space for entertaining indoors. Upstairs you and your guests can relax in three spacious and private bedrooms. With three full bathrooms in the home and a fully finished basement, the possibilities are endless. You'll also enjoy 6 YEARS REMAINING ON THE TAX ABATEMENT! This is truly an amazing -opportunity. Make an appointment to see this one today!  Qualify buyers can get  3% down and no pmi. $449,000 ACTIVE

2437 Jasper Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,850 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

9 YEAR OLD 3 BEDROOM, 3 FULL BATHROOM CONDO WITH GATED COVERED PARKING INCLUDED AT THIS PRICE! Don’t miss out on this unbelievable holiday deal. 2nd floor entry in an elevator building with rare one level living, open floor-plan, formal foyer with coat closet, balcony and easy to access also on 2nd floor huge shared 700 sq.ft. patio. Luxury kitchen with granite counters and large island, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile backsplash and modern cabinets. Hardwood floors everywhere, no carpets. Bathrooms with upgraded tiles, vanities and fixtures. Full washer and dryer in unit. Extra large windows offering plenty of light. Recessed spotlights in every room. Entire wall of custom Elfa shelving for books. Intercom system. Recently updated external siding in the entire building. And it’s walk galore! Walking distance to Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Piazza, Frankford Ave amenities and many parks. Neighborhood highlights also include Suraya, Hook & Master, Ala Modak, Stateside, Punch Buggy and the Clay Studio. $449,000 PENDING

1532-36 N 2Nd Street 26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,378 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Market Force Realty

Introducing 1527 Orkney, 3-4 BD x 3BA Residence with rear yard and ROOF DECK. Design-driven New construction in Olde Kensington bordering Fishtown and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Enter your modern home with stunning wide plank floors that welcome you into an open living space & dining area full of natural light pouring in through the large windows. The gourmet kitchen is thoughtfully designed with high-end finishes, such as stunning quartz countertops that complement the modern custom cabinets, the tile backsplash and the stainless-steel appliances. The kitchen overlooks your back patio, it is a great space for entertaining. On the 2nd floor, you will find 2 spacious sunny bedrooms with ample closet space, and a custom pattern tile bathroom with a soaking tub. There is a balcony on this level. Full 3rd floor is a large master suite, complete with a massive spa like master bathroom clad in ceramic tile, frameless shower doors and dual vanity sinks. Laundry with W & D. The roof deck has multiple areas of outdoor entertaining with unbelievable unobstructed city skyline views. The finished basement is a great flex space, perfect for an office, gym or media room. This room could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom. There is a full custom bathroom on this level as well. This modern home features, Large windows, hand forged open iron stair rails, High ceilings, LED recessed lighting, keyless entry. This fabulous location is near all the trendy restaurants, easy walk to everything that the exceedingly popular Frankford/Girard Avenue corridors have to offer. This includes the best of Philadelphia's nightlife such as Frankford Hall, Fette Sau, LaColombe's flagship location, Johnny Brenda's, Garage, Martha, Pizza Brain, Wm. Mulherin's Sons and Suraya, City Fitness Gym. Easy access to major thoroughfares as well as easy access to public transportation. Delivered with 10-year TAX ABATEMENT & 1-year builder warranty!!!* pictures are from 1525 Orkney street. $449,100 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

1527 N Orkney Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,968 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

Welcome to 2219 Emerald Street, Unit 4! Emerald Square is a 5 unit high-end condominium building located in the heart of Fishtown. Developed by the highly talented and renowned, Stamm Development Group, Emerald Square has only 2 units left available! These units come fully equipped with a Sonos Sound System, NEST thermostat and Alpha entry doorbell, 1-Year Builders Warranty & FULL 10 Year Tax abatement! Unit 4 features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,300 square feet of living space. Upon arrival, walk straight into the open floor plan layout. This main level is home to the living & dining area with an abundance of natural light from the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Off of the living space is the stunning chef’s kitchen with high-end finishes throughout. This kitchen features Whirlpool Black Stainless Steel appliances, white quartz countertops, tons of two toned UltraCraft Cabinetry for kitchen storage, white herringbone tile backsplash, and an enormous kitchen island with plenty of counter space, a 4-burner gas stove with range hood and room for barstool seating. Off of the stunning chefs kitchen you will find additional counter space, custom shelving and cabinet storage next to the refrigerator. Head up the staircase to the second level, this level is home to 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and access to the back staircase of the building, which doubles as a second entryway into the unit. Each bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, closet space and pristine hardwood flooring. The bathrooms are fully equipped with designer tile and UltraCraft vanities, one with a glass cased stand-in shower & one with a fully hex tiled shower tub. Make your way up to the third level which gives access to the spectacular private rooftop deck. This rooftop deck features unobstructed city-wide views and tons of space for relaxing or entertaining guests.  In close proximity to Philadelphia’s hottest spots like Suraya, Evil Genius Beer Company, LMNO Philly, Front Street Cafe & so much more! 2219 Emerald Street Unit 4 is perfect for your next home. Schedule your tour today! $449,900 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,300 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

100% Complete. 2615 Tulip St Unit #B is a CORNER 18 FOOT WIDE new Construction 3 bed 3 bath Bi-Level Condo with a ROOF DECK delivered with a full 10 Year Tax Abatement. Special attention has been given to incorporate contemporary finishes  such as White Oak flooring, 4" lighting throughout and waterfall Calcutta Quartz countertops. This unit offers a bright open floor plan through the corner windows ideal for entertaining family & friends with a living/dining area, and kitchen complete with an abundance of cabinet space, kitchen island, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. One bedroom and one full bathroom completes the first floor. The second level offers a 2nd and 3rd bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, and an in-unit laundry area. Head up to your private Roof Top Deck which is an expansive outdoor space to relax, lounge, and entertain guests. Great location! Walking distance to numerous restaurants such as Cook and Shaker, Franco's Pizza and Memphis Taproom with easy access to I-95 and I-76 for a seamless trip into Center City. $450,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

2615 Tulip Street B Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line

Economic teardown.  It is being sold along with 446 E Girard Ave. TEARDOWN

The asking price for both properties is $900,000. There is one tenant in each building. Each tenant is living in their respective unit on an expired lease. No seller financing is available. $450,000 ACTIVE

448 E Girard Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2,530 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Sell Your Home Services

Economic teardown. It is being sold along with 448 E Girard Ave. TEARDOWN 

The asking price for both properties is $900,000. There is one tenant in each building. Each tenant is living in their respective unit on an expired lease. No seller financing is available. $450,000 ACTIVE

446 E Girard Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2,790 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Sell Your Home Services

RARE FISHTOWN FIND! Two house next to each other with total over 4000 sf in a highly desirable neighborhood!  Located blocks away from all that Frankford Ave has to offer. Local gems like Franny Lou's Porch and the Friends of Hagert Playground, Memphis Market and Grill, Cook and Shaker are just a few great places within walking distance. Finished homes are selling for $275k with brand new construction across the street selling in the mid $400k's. This used to be a manufacture site. The limit is your imagination This is an excellent development opportunity. This will be perfect to convert into a commercial for an office building, a large market, a training center, education school, etc.; into a 6-8 units’ apartment; or simply two large single family houses.  This possible is unlimited. Schedule your showing today! Property needs renovation sold in "AS IS" condition.
Seller financing available! $450,000 ACTIVE

2168 E Firth Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Baths 4,176 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Triamond Realty

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Nestled in the heart of Fishtown. This home is located in the epicenter of all the happenings. This home boasts 4 nice sized bedrooms, an over sized bathroom. The first floor has variety of options with 2 living rooms, which can be living room/dining room, living room/sitting room, office or media room and an eat in kitchen. The roof is only 3 years old. The yard is also oversized, which is perfect for entertaining and or relaxing. Just outside your front door you have all the options of bars, restaurants, eateries and coffee shops. Heffe, Suraya, Bottle Bar East, Frankford Hall, Fishtown Tiki Bar, Fishtown Tavern, William Mulherins. La Colombe's flagship location, Steep and Grind and Reanimator Coffee. This is only to name a few as the list goes on. Come take a look make it your own and move into the mecca location of Fishtown. $454,900 ACTIVE

1419 Marlborough Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,800 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Truist

newly renovated house , roof is replaced in 2022, HVAC system, security alarm system can be control and monitor in an distant. $459,000 ACTIVE

1918 N 8Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 6,300 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of GE21 Realty

|THE MOYER|
Setting itself as the new standard for luxury living, The Moyer boasts a unique combination of modern amenities, designer finishes and garage parking while set in what Forbes calls, "America's Hottest New Neighborhood". Designed by renowned local architectural firm Harman Deutsch Ohler, available floor plans offer buyers both one and two bedroom formats with top floor units featuring a private roof-top outdoor space and stunning Center City views. Notable unit features include an open floor plan, 9' ceilings, Gyp-Crete® floor underlayment, floor to ceiling windows, luxury finishes custom European kitchens with quartz countertops, premium wide plank hardwood flooring, Fresca shower columns, in-unit LG washer & dryer and Trane HVAC systems. All units come both Comcast & Verizon ready and feature FULL 10-year tax abatements. The Moyer is located just a stone's throw away from popular Fishtown hotspots such as Suraya, Frankford Hall, La Colombe, Punch Line Philly, The Filmore and Rivers Casino. **All listing photos are of model units #204 & #307** $459,900 PENDING

1221 E Berks Street 210 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,078 SqFt

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Elite

Beautiful 3 bedroom/3 full bathroom constructed in 2017. This home is 18 ft wide and just under 2500 sq ft . Hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and wired speakers throughout the house. It has three outdoor spaces: roof deck with city views, fenced in rear yard, and a tiled balcony on the third floor owners suite. Six years remaining in the 10 Year Tax Abatement! The first floor has a open floor plan. It contains  living room, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets, a quartz counter top, under mount double sink with industrial goose neck faucet, a breakfast bar with pendant lighting, glass tile back splash, and under mount cabinet lighting. The basement is fully furnished with custom tile throughout and a modern full bath with stall shower. The second floor has a spacious laundry room with Samsung front Load washer and dryer, and two large bedrooms with very spacious closets. This floor also has a modern full bathroom with tub with glass shower door, floating vanity, and beautiful custom tile work. The 3rd floor is the owner's suite with private tiled balcony, tray ceiling with ambient lighting, a large walk in closet, and a bath with dual vanity, and a frame less glass shower door with river stone pebble floor. The roof deck offering views of the center city skyline and the Delaware river.  Minutes walk to Frankford Ave, Septa blue line and several bus routes. Minutes drive to 95. $460,000 ACTIVE

2663 Collins Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,400 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Home Line Realty Corp

LOCATION!!!! LOCATION !!!! LOCATION !!!! Where Front St meets Kensington Avenue. Great Development Opportunity for Developer or Seasoned Investor. This building is zoned CMX2. Mixed Use. Lot size 18 X 100. Street to Street. Kensington Ave to Lee Street. This property can be used as commercial space plus 4 to 6 apartments. Potential for going up to four stories. The property also includes an elevator. Great for tenants going from 1st to 4 stories. New Construction being built in the area. Brand new apartments located directly down the street at 2440 Lofts. Another brand new apartment complex across the street. Lots of opportunities. Property may be located in an Opportunity Zone (very attractive for investors). Bring your imagination and creativity!!!!! Location is perfect. Walking distance to the York-Dauphin MFL Septa Station. Quick ride to Fishtown, Temple University Area & Center City. Lots of local neighborhood eateries and bars. Being Sold As-Is. Schedule your showing today. 24 Hours Notice Needed. Seller is Motivated and willing to review all offers. $460,000 ACTIVE

2432 Kensington Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

Welcome to 1924 N 3rd St, a brand new construction home designed and built by award winning developer V2 Properties.  A 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury property including an approved 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT and boasting unobstructed 365 degree roof deck views of Philadelphia along with the convenience of a wet bar for entertaining. The fully finished basement offers a  wide open space perfect for a family room, play room, or guest space. Get in on the ground floor of one of the most pivotal neighborhoods in Philadelphia, connecting the highly coveted Frankford Ave & Front St social districts of Fishtown with Temple Universities magnificent campus. Luxury items included with this V2 Properties package include high end Vector security system, built in & hardwired speaker system, upgraded window trim package, upgraded hardwood flooring package, and sophisticated kitchen package. Each room has been strategically laid out to take advantage of natural sunlight and floor space. The master bedroom has been designed with an on-sweet master bathroom and two separate walk-in closets to be enjoyed by the very first owner of this magnificent home. $465,000 ACTIVE

1924 N 3Rd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,296 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

319 E Thompson is a wonderful home located in the center of Fishtown. This property has 3 beds and 1.5 baths spanning over 3 stories. There is a great mix of original details and new modern touches. There is also plenty of street parking surrounding this home. As you come through the front door you will enter into the family room that gets great natural light and original pine hardwood floors. Next as you walk through is the dining room which continues through to the kitchen equipped with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The backyard is big and private with a custom built garapa deck and pergola. As you enter upstairs you see exposed brick walls, ceilings beams and other unique touches giving this house great flow. Second floor has two large bedrooms, fully renovated bathroom in 2020 and a hallway washer and dryer. The 3rd floor bedroom is large and has beautiful built in bookcases with cabinets. Since this house is located in the center of Fishtown it is a very easy walk to every amazing bar and restaurant like La Colombe, Loco Pez, Philly Style Bagels, Pizzeria Beddia, LMNO, Frankford Hall, Fette Sau, Mulherin and Sons, Suraya, the new city fitness and much much more. Also it is a short ride to I95 and a short walk to the EL providing easy access to center city. Also located in the Adaire Elementary catchment. Schedule your showing today!! $465,000 ACTIVE

319 E Thompson Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,395 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, bi-level condo offers 3 private outdoor spaces and an AMAZING location. Nearly 1800 sq ft of spacious living featuring modern amenities, an open floor plan and 3 bedrooms all with ensuite baths. The main level is home to a large kitchen with Quartz counters, cabinets with under mount lighting and soft-close doors and drawers, stainless steel appliances including a trash compactor, mosaic marble backsplash and a center island with seating. This floor is complete with a powder room and a spacious family room with four large windows and tons of natural sunlight. The living room leads out to a fenced patio with plenty of room for a city garden. The lower level boasts 3 well appointed bedrooms each with their own private bath, a laundry closet, and additional closet space. The primary suite feels like a private retreat offering private outdoor space, a spacious bedroom, a walk-in closet, and a gorgeous master bathroom with a soaking tub and marble accent tile. With glass partition walls, oak floors, modern intercom system with buzzer, large windows and tray ceilings with all LED lighting throughout, this condo has it all!  A great opportunity for investors as well, offering excellent rentability. *4 YEARS LEFT ON TAX ABATEMENT* Enjoy the best of Fishtown and all of the shops, restaurants, and coffee houses that Frankford Ave has to offer including Suraya, La Colombe, Philly Style Bagels, Frankford Hall, Cheu Noodle Bar, Pizzeria Beddia, City Fitness and more!  Easy access to the 95 corridor and the Frankford El line. $469,000 ACTIVE

1518 Frankford Avenue 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 4 Baths 1,798 SqFt

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

|THE MOYER|
Setting itself as the new standard for luxury living, The Moyer boasts a unique combination of modern amenities, designer finishes and garage parking while set in what Forbes calls, "America's Hottest New Neighborhood." Designed by renowned local architectural firm Harman Deutsch Ohler, available floor plans offer buyers both one and two bedroom formats with top floor units featuring a private roof-top outdoor space and stunning Center City views. Notable unit features include an open floor plan, 9' ceilings, Gyp-Crete® floor underlayment, floor to ceiling windows, luxury finishes custom European kitchens with quartz countertops, premium wide plank hardwood flooring, Fresca shower columns, in-unit LG washer & dryer and Trane HVAC systems. All units come both Comcast & Verizon ready and feature FULL 10-year tax abatements. The Moyer is located just a stone's throw away from popular Fishtown hotspots such as Suraya, Frankford Hall, La Colombe, Punch Line Philly, The Filmore and Rivers Casino. **All listing photos are of model units #204 & #307** $469,900 ACTIVE

1221 E Berks Street 307 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,102 SqFt

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Elite

welcome to 1557 n 9th st. property is very close to Temple university. Owner has renovated the whole building. used it as a rental property. it is good for investor to take it over and keep it as a rental property for cash flows every month. property contains 4 bed room, 4 full bath and 1 half bath. all in good shape. schedule your showing today. $470,000 ACTIVE

1557 N 9Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 5 Baths 1,479 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of BY Real Estate

In the heart of Fishtown, Shackamaxon Court is nestled behind a securely gated community that offers a tranquil living setting with an enclosed private garage, professionally landscaped courtyard, and secure gated entry with a keypad. This spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is 1170 sq ft and has a modern feel with hardwood floors throughout, a spacious open floor plan, tons of natural light, two bathrooms, and two oversized bedrooms, large enough to accommodate a king-size bed. The primary suite has its appointed bathroom. The open kitchen, dining, and living area is an open concept, Amenities include beautiful French doors in the living room that opens directly onto the upper courtyard for a great indoor/outdoor feel. Fully equipped kitchen with glass cooking, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet space, and in-unit laundry facilities. This unit includes one parking spot in an enclosed garage and an additional storage cage in the garage. Steps away from Frankford Hall, La Colombe coffee shop, Fette Sau BBQ, Fillmore Concert venue, and the list goes on. $471,900 ACTIVE

1221 Shackamaxon Street 13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,170 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Continental Real Estate Group

Related Neighborhoods

You may also be interested in homes located in these nearby neighborhoods.

Fishtown

This funky neighborhood nestled between Kensington and Northern Liberties is brimming with bars and coffee shops, with the bonus of maintaining the at-home vibe its long held.

Port Richmond

Also known as the River Wards, bound by the Delaware River and Frankford Creek, this northeast neighborhood includes a variety of retail conveniences combined with an influx of small business upstarts along Richmond Street.

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