Located 4 km north west of the CBD with a population of 8675 (2006 census). Kensington is a growing suburb with a diverse population. Immigrants ranging from locations such as Vietnam, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greece, Egypt and more recently Somalia and other African nations populate the suburb. The area contains a fairly high proportion of government housing, and as such there is a large proportion of tenanted accommodation. Recreational facilities in the area are concentrated around the J.J. Holland Park.
Kensington North Melbourne PS
Holy Rosary Catholic PS
Kensington Community High School
Transport; Kensington, South Kensington and Macaulay railway stations. Bus service 402 and 404.
The main shopping strip in Kensington is located on Macaulay Road – it contains a range of restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, grocery stores and cafes
Detached housing is commonly period in style – Double and single fronted weatherboard, Victorian or Edwardian designs are common. Newer housing estates have been tagged onto the suburb and therefore expect to find a growing number of high rise apartment blocks and rows of small 2 or 3 bedroom terrace town houses.