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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$805,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,994
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Kensington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373
    500
  • Theft
    671
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$140,690
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Kensington Reviews

1 review
Great neighbors and community outreach by all, quiet, peaceful, safe, amazing pub and pizzeria, great eco land scaping and views of the bay.
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