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A residential suburb in Central Melbourne just two train stops to the CBD.
Studio / 1 BR
45% Complete
2 Bedrooms
57% Complete
3 Bedrooms
79% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 66 Restaurants
  • 5 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 8 Nightlife options
  • 16 Fitness options
  • 39 Shops




Kensington has an above average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Melbourne.


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Situated in the inner-west of Melbourne is the charming suburb of Kensington. This spot is home to busy professionals and young couples who enjoy the quiet of suburban life and proximity (4 kilometers) to the excitement of Melbourne's CBD. The blocks radiating out from the local train station are filled with the hustle and bustle of colorful cafés, eateries, and shopping strips owned by Cantonese and Vietnamese immigrants.

The streets of Kensington are lined with Edwardian and Victorian era homes, apartments and workers' cottages. Most residents live in detached single family homes and townhomes, or cozy apartments. About 10 percent of the housing market belongs to University of Melbourne, RMIT and Victoria University students. Even though Kensington is only a few minutes from Melbourne, rent and mortgages are affordable.

Kensington is bordered on the west and north by Flemington, the east by North Melbourne, and on the south by West Melbourne.

Kensington Melbourne Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Kensington LOCAL schools

Holy Rosary School
School Performance:
7-12 YEARS
Kensington Community High School
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Kensington Primary School
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