Kensington

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The Kensington area, located in Northwest Edmonton, is an older residential neighbourhood in which most of the houses date back to the post-World War II housing boom. Kensington officially became part of Edmonton in 1913, but much of it was not developed until more than 30 years later. Over half the homes in this well-established community are detached, single-family units, with the rest made up of a mix of condominium-style apartments, duplexes and row houses. Owners occupy about70 percent of the homes, and many streets and yards feature mature, attractive landscaping.

This older neighborhood also contains a relatively mature population. Over a quarter of Kensington residents have reached – and surpassed — age 70. The presence of assisted-living facility Lions Kensington Court in the area is partially responsible for statistics skewing towards an older demographic. However, some younger people and families still make their home in Kensington. For these families, the presence of the public Kensington Elementary School in the middle of the neighbourhood is doubtless a convenient plus. On average, though, households in Kensington tend to be small, with single adults and married couples without children at home constituting the norm.

Other neighbourhood conveniences include a pharmacy, a sports medicine clinic and a medical centre.

Kensington, which takes its name from the original Kensington neighbourhood in London, extends north from 132nd to 137th Avenues, and east from 127th to 113th Streets. Neighbouring communities include Calder, Rosslyn and Wellington.

Community League

Schools:

Kensington Elementary School

Amenities:

Real Canadian Superstore, Giant Tiger #429, Elsafedi Bros Super Market, Glengarry Pharmacy, Boston Pizza, Sparta Greek Grill, Joey’s Seafood Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Second Cup, Dairy Queen