8.9 out of 10

Kensington

Ranked 24th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9848636684804 115.884731977442
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5
Jun 21, 2019

"Not bad but close to some poor areas."

Have lived in Kensington for a long time and it has come along way but if you're near the Bentley area its not the greatest and I find there has been a lot of undesirables of late.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 30, 2019

"Clean, green and convenient"

Kensington is a boutique suburb bordering the Swan river, south perth, vic park and Como. Has brilliant green space and is a quick and easy drive or bus or bike ride commute to the cbd (3kms). Has great schools and is easily accessible to the airport and 20 mins drive to Fremantle and all the best beaches. Nice character houses abound throughout the suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
May 25, 2019

"Relaxing"

Relaxing environment with many families on board. Close proximity to the city but still maintains its cozy conducive living environment for all.
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Feb 01, 2019

"Inner city but peaceful suburb"

Close to the city, but maintains a pretty quiet family friendly environment. Close (5 mins walk) to one of Perth’s largest cafe , pub and restaurants precincts at Vic Park. Easy access from all of Kensington to the majestic foreshore of south perth and vic Park, also a nice and safe walking distance to Crown and Optus stadium (along river walkway).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 01, 2019

"The place to be south of the river"

Kensington is a brilliant area- clean, green, great amenities and inner city. Becoming more expensive as people discover it- apparently up circa 19% in last 12 months (according to REIWA stats) when Perth generally has declined in value. Best suburb close to the cbd.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 01, 2019

"Lifestyle and super convenient"

Kensington is a mini suburb ringed by south perth and Vic Park. Brilliant location- 15 minutes to beaches and airport, 5 minutes to cbd, cafes and restaurants aplenty, the south perth foreshore fronts the suburb and there are many excellent parks and green spaces throughout the suburb. Plenty of character houses, many have been renovated lifting the demographics of the area. Still has a community type feel which is great for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
Oct 22, 2018

"Really good suburb near city."

Beautiful suburb near city really good place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 13, 2018

"Up and coming suburb"

Kensington is a great little suburb, so close to the city and foreshore but quiet and family friendly. Has a great array of character housing which defines the suburb. Has traditionally been a working class area but has been undergoing gentrification for a number of years and is now quite upmarket. Has a number of good schools nearby and abundance of cafes and restaurants, particularly the Vic Park strip.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 11, 2018

"Great little family suburb, close to lifestyle and facilities"

Brilliant little character suburb, great access to entertainment and cafe/bars of Vic Park, shopping, the city. Very friendly area. Really enjoy living here
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 11, 2018

"City views, green space and 10 mins to everywhere"

Moved to Kensington from Brisbane 12 months ago and could not be happier. Easy access to city, the south Perth foreshore, cafes and shops of Vic Park, airport, with great schools (private and public) and Curtin Uni campus close by or within Kensington. The suburb itself seems to be a bit of a hidden gem as it is quite small and carries the same post code as South Perth which is considered an exclusive suburb. We considered inner northern and western suburbs which are either similar price or more expensive and found Kensington to be best value for money.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
Nov 08, 2017

"title"

good for stuff
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 30, 2017

"good for"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Inner City Delight"

A great small suburb bounded by Como, South Perth and Victoria Park. Just a walk away from cafe strips and the Swan River it is great for people who like to live an easy lifestyle or families with kids. With great City views and close for people working in the city you will be sure to love it!
Pros
  • Close to the city and the suburb includes shops, foreshore and cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Kensington- Hidden Gem"

A small inner city suburb that won't take anymore than 10 minutes to get anywhere! It is safe and wealthy yet affordable too! Friendly community and great facilities make it one of the best suburbs in Perth.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything"

Love the place...its close to absolutely everything. The neighbors are friendly and the primary school is good. Very expensive to rent in the area if you are comparing to Sydney (where we came from) but if you work in the city and have kids you could not choose a better suburb considering location, school, parks, shopping, etc. For the singles who want nightlife, Kensington is 5 minutes to the city by car during the night and public transport works. :-)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So close to everything"

I have lived in Kensington for 10 years on and off and love the area, everything is so close, shops, good restaurants and take away places. My kids both went to Kensington Primary, great school we also have a pre-primary. Lots of young families and a nice park with a play ground.

Ideal area for young executive couple, the city is only 5 mins by car and public transport is easily. The freeway also 5 mins to go either north or south.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
DarrylParvin
DarrylParvin 126th? That's just because no-one knows where it is. It's a hidden gem but it's not cheap...
2yrs+
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