A buyer’s guide to Kensington real estate

Kensington is situated in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, 6 kilometres south-east of Sydney CBD. The suburb has a university town vibe, offering its residents both culture and convenience.

Home to professionals, university students, families and retirees, you’ll find a mixture of modern high-density apartments, and quiet, leafy backstreets, filled predominantly with heritage-listed, federation-style family homes on generous block sizes.

This vibrant suburb has been shaped by its well-known local institutions – The University of New South Wales (UNSW), occupying the lower east, and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), along with bordering the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse in the north-east.

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Kensington’s tree-lined streets are dominated with heritage listed and federation-style homes, along with a variety of high and low density apartments.

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While mostly residential, Kensington boasts no less than 6 parks with the suburbs 3 square kilometers. The largest, southerly situated Kensington Park caters for local sports including rugby league and cricket, along with a fenced children’s playground, and plenty of open space to stretch your legs.

If you’re after more outdoor activities, head north to neighbouring Centennial Park – part of the expansive Centennial Parklands. It boasts over 189 hectares of green-space, and Australia’s largest community sports precinct, hosting over 35 different sports, including soccer, tennis, basketball, cricket, and horse riding!

Ready to eat? The Kensington dining scene is renowned for some of the best Asian restaurants in Sydney. You’ll find delicious dumplings and tasty noodle dishes in the establishments dotted along Anzac Parade, along with other various cafes, pubs, and supermarkets.

There is no shortage of conveniently close entertainment, when you head north to neighbouring Moore Park. Discover The Entertainment Quarter, equipped with retail, eateries, and cinemas or cheer on your team at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Keen golfer? In Kensington you’re spoiled with 2 golf courses – The Australian Golf Club in the suburbs west, and Moore Park Golf in the north.


  • Kensington Public School

Shopping & Entertainment

  • The Entertainment Quarter
  • Royal Randwick Racecourse
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Outdoor & Recreation

  • The Australian Golf Club
  • Moore Park Golf Club
  • Centennial Parklands
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