Suburb Property Profile: Kensington, NSW 2033


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Kensington, NSW? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Bringing a vibrant atmosphere, the wonderful suburb of Kensington can be found close to 8 km south-east from the heart of Sydney’s famous Central Business District. It is renowned for its arts culture, having natural parks with native plants and being surrounded by popular landmarks such as the Randwick Racecourse. Although it was once called the ‘Lachlan Mills Estate’, the town was given its name during the late 1880s and started out as an industrial area. It has progressed to become a thriving commercial hub filled with amenities. There are also a handful of heritage listings including the Carthona residence on Todman Avenue which was built in 1910.

The diverse community of Kensington have happily welcomed in families, young professionals, students and retirees. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around 12 000 residents make up the entire population. Private dwellings have reached over 5 500 properties with more to be built in the near future. Majority of the people are between 20 to 25 years old and the median age is 32 years old. To add, there are also nearly 3 000 families who have settled in.

Kensington Park

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Travel & Infrastructure

Whether you’re travelling nearby or commuting to work, there are all types of public transport services available. The Kensington Light Rail runs throughout the vicinity on Anzac Parade and leads to the main city centre. For more, buses are also running regularly and have stops on Todman Avenue, Ascot Street and more. If you’re going by car, enjoy quick trips and having easy access to the Southern Cross Drive which leads to major highways and thoroughfares.

Belonging to the City of Randwick, the council have put together a vision which follows three key areas. Firstly, it will be focused on the unique coastal environment by protecting and enhancing the beaches, bays and coastline. It will also prioritise the strong sense of community by providing shared public spaces, housing and social infrastructure. Lastly, the vision will also be centred on the sustainability of the natural and built environment through transitioning to net zero emissions and reducing pollution and waste. This year, the Fitzpatrick Park Playground is being upgraded to create a playspace with new paving, equipment, fencing, a drinking fountain and picnic tables.

Kensington John Calopedos Memorial Playground

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Shoppers at Kensington are spoilt for choice with many brands, grocers and services just a stone’s throw away. Under 2 km away, the East Village Shopping Centre is a large retail complex with many specialty shops, supermarkets and takeaway choices. The Supa Centa Moore Park is also at a similar distance and hosts countless homeware, furniture and department stores. Boasting an exciting dining scene, there’s several restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets. Order delicious breakfast meals from the Stable Talk Cafe or grab a cup of coffee from the Alevri Cafe. Having outdoor seating and a comfortable setting, Cafe Jack’s is also a great spot to catch up with friends. Find what you’re craving with the Mamak Village Restaurant serving tasty Malaysian meals, the Sushi Tengoku Restaurant offering classic Japanese dishes and Fana's Italian Kitchen Restaurant cooking up appetising pizza and pasta. The Doncaster Hotel also has a bistro menu along with weekly specials and events. 

Schools & Recreation

With no shortage of quality schools, both young and older students are able to be properly looked after. The Goodstart Early Learning and the Kensington Public School are both just a short walking distance. Those in secondary year levels can attend the Sydney Boys High School or the Sydney Girls High School. Co-ed is also available at South Sydney High School which is around a 5 km drive. Right at the town centre, the University of New South Wales Sydney brings a 90-acre campus and teaches a vast range of courses. 

Home to tourist attractions, outdoor parks and fun activities, there is no dull moment at Kensington! Head over to Kensington Park where you’ll find a playground, sports facilities and public fitness equipment. The Brereton Place Park and the John Calopedos Memorial Playground are also right next door with a basketball court, playgrounds, slides and swings. Around the corner, explore the iconic Centennial Park and soak in the breathtaking scenery. You can stroll by the ponds, go for a bike ride on the cycling paths, check out the Rose Garden or roam the historical parklands. Around a 5 km trip, hang out with friends and relax at Coogee Beach. 

If you’re searching for a new home or an investment opportunity, the friendly suburb of Kensington will have all you need!

Kensington Centennial Park
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Published on 13th of June 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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