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A community of the city of San Diego in the southernmost part of California, Kensington is a neighborhood that was founded in 1910. The neighborhood borders Normal Heights to the west, Talmadge to the east and City Heights to the south, and it lies east of Interstate 14, south of Interstate 8, west of Fairmount Avenue and north of El Cajon Boulevard.

Many of the street names in the community, like the name of Kensington itself, are named after locations in England. Kensington is just six and a half miles northeast of downtown San Diego, just off Highway 15. It lies just south of Qualcomm Stadium, home to San Diego's NFL team, the Chargers. It's also just south of National University, an Ikea home furnishings store, the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and San Diego State University.

The only school physically located in the community is Franklin Elementary School. Hoover Senior High School, though not technically within the community, is just minutes away. Children attend middle and high schools elsewhere in San Diego. Kensington's closest park is the Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park on the western side of Highway 15.

The community's location also puts residents just minutes from all that San Diego has to offer -- from some of the world's most beautiful beaches to world-class education centers and hospitals to a variety of businesses and industries and top-notch research institutions. There are several military bases and posts in the area as well, and the area has a strong base of military members. San Diego International Airport is easily reachable and offers flights to dozens of domestic and international destinations.

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Newest Kensington Properties for Sale

$1,799,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 240013617 MLS ACTIVE Status
Discover the epitome of Kensington living in this exquisite home at 4888 Kensington Drive. Perfectly situated at the charming intersection of Kensington Drive and Canterbury Drive, this residence offers the ultimate Kensington experience. This distinguished home boasts classic built-ins, historic fireplaces, and a harmonious blend of timeless charm and modern comforts. With meticulous updates over the years, including a kitchen remodel, solar installation, upgraded plumbing and electrical systems, and xeriscaped landscaping, this home is a testament to thoughtful maintenance and enhancement. As you explore this home, you'll appreciate the beautifully preserved details and carefully considered updates throughout. The stunning patio serves as a serene retreat to unwind, while the front patio provides a welcoming space to enjoy a drink and greet friendly neighbors. Custom handmade stained glass windows grace the north and east entries, adding a touch of elegance. The living room features a classic large-pane bay window, alcoved ceilings, and arched doorways, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The spacious kitchen offers ample storage and includes an additional large pantry, making it a dream for any home chef. This home includes three generously sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. The primary bedroom features a spacious ensuite bathroom and direct access to the patio retreat, perfect for a quiet morning coffee or evening relaxation. The numerous upgrades throughout the years highlight the owner's dedication to the care and preservation of this beautiful home.

4888 Kensington Dr, Normal Heights

$2,295,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 240013492 MLS ACTIVE Status
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION in the heart of north Kensington on a 12,172 SF canyon lot with views! This stunning modern residence offers the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and style that is hard to find. The main home boasts 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 beautifully appointed bathrooms, encompassing 1,802 square feet of living space. In addition to the main home you have a detached ADU that offers an additional 550 SF of living space. This self-contained unit includes a full kitchen with modern appliances and an open floor plan with beautifully exposed overhead beams, perfect for guests, in-laws, or use it as your pool house! The heart of this home is its modern, state-of-the-art kitchen, designed to be both functional and stylish. The open-concept design seamlessly connects the kitchen to the dining room, creating a fluid and inviting space perfect for entertaining. The flow from the kitchen to the dining area allows for easy interaction with guests while preparing meals, making it an ideal setting for dinner parties and family gatherings. The primary bedroom is a serene retreat, featuring a sliding glass door that opens to the backyard, providing easy access to the pool and canyon views. The luxurious ensuite bathroom boasts dual vanities and a dreamy shower with modern finishes. Enjoy this spectacular backyard which is highlighted by a glistening pool, inviting you to relax and enjoy the sunny days. You also have ample space for al fresco dining, perfect for hosting family and friends. With stunning views as your backdrop, this backyard is everything you've dreamed of!

4830 Sussex Drive, Normal Heights

$3,150,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 240011405 MLS ACTIVE Status
Step into the allure of Spanish-inspired elegance with this magnificent canyon home, perfectly poised on one of north Kensington's most coveted streets. This stunning west-facing home boasts unparalleled views that will take your breath away. Completely remodeled to perfection, this estate offers a seamless blend of modern luxury and timeless charm that is rare to find. As you enter the home you're greeted by a foyer and rich hardwood floors. The formal living room invites you to the space with a charming fireplace and adorned with beautiful French doors that welcome in tons of natural light. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the gourmet kitchen that seamlessly flows into the family room, creating the perfect space for entertaining or simply unwinding with your family and enjoying the brick fireplace and views. The true chef's kitchen features a stunning center island with multiple seating options, custom cabinetry, and top of the line appliances; this kitchen is as functional as it is beautiful. Off the kitchen is an exquisite private dining room that offers endless views and a space for you to go back to having family dinners. Step into your sanctuary in the sky with the primary bedroom boasting aw-inspiring canyon views along with a private balcony, offering a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Discover the true gem of this home with the enchanting side yard and expansive back deck, where two sets of French doors create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. Truly of one north Kensington's best estates with endless views!

4350 Middlesex Drive, Normal Heights

$2,899,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 240010871 MLS ACTIVE Status
Step into luxury living with this stunning Spanish Modern residence in the highly sought-after North Kensington neighborhood of San Diego. This exquisite home seamlessly blends historical charm with contemporary opulence. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an impressive 3,100 square feet of living space, this home offers an unparalleled living experience. The open floor plan, adorned with 13' ceilings and abundant natural light, creates a seamless indoor-outdoor ambiance. Refinished white oak floors exude elegance and warmth, complementing the Spanish architecture with archways and a striking barreled ceiling in the living room. The gourmet chef's kitchen is a masterpiece, featuring top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a Wolf range, custom cabinetry, and timeless quartzite countertops. The adjacent dining area offers a seamless flow for hosting intimate gatherings or grand events. The primary suite is a tranquil retreat, complete with a balcony and a luxurious bathroom featuring dual vanities, heated floors, a free-standing soaking tub within an infinity drain shower room, and a custom California Closet walk-in closet. Additionally, the home features four remodeled bathrooms and new plumbing throughout. This residence also showcases new HVAC upstairs, designer staircase railing, all new interior and exterior paint, brand new landscaping in the private yard, and new upstairs flooring. Perfectly situated, this home provides easy access to upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor parks, embodying the epitome of luxurious California living.

5043 Westminster Ter, Normal Heights

$845,000
2 Beds 3 Baths 240010322 MLS ACTIVE Status Kensington Park Villas BLDG.
Nestled within the secure gated community of Kensington Park Villas, this well-maintained end-unit townhome has updates throughout. Step inside to discover crown molding, recessed lighting, updated bathrooms, and a cozy fireplace, creating an inviting ambiance perfect for both relaxation and entertaining. The heart of the home, the kitchen has been thoughtfully renovated with quartz countertops, a custom tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinet space, making meal preparation a delight. Retreat upstairs to one of two spacious primary suites, each offering privacy and comfort with their own en-suite bathrooms and ample closet space. One suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the shimmering pool, providing a serene oasis to unwind and enjoy the views. Ideal for a home office or cozy reading nook, the small permitted loft space offers endless possibilities to suit your lifestyle needs. Enjoy al fresco dining or serene moments of relaxation in the private patio space, perfect for soaking up the Southern California sunshine. Parking is a breeze with a detached one-car garage and an additional un-covered parking space. Residents of Kensington Park Villas enjoy great community amenities, including two sparkling pools, two rejuvenating spas, two soothing saunas, and a clubhouse, creating an unparalleled lifestyle experience.

5228 Caminito Solitario, Mission Valley

$3,295,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 240008649 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to one of north Kensington's most coveted estates, this exquisite modern Colonial-style home offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and breathtaking panoramic views off the west-facing canyon. From the moment you step through the Dutch front door, you'll be captivated by the grandeur of the interior, adorned with beautiful hardwood floors and a stately staircase that sets the tone for the elegance within. The formal living room exudes warmth and sophistication, enhanced by the ambiance of a cozy fireplace and tastefully crafted bookshelves. The true focal point of this residence is the custom-designed kitchen, a chef's dream come true. Featuring a remarkable 58" La Cornue range and an expansive marble-clad island, it effortlessly blends style and functionality. Whether you're preparing a gourmet meal or simply enjoying a casual gathering, the kitchen offers an unparalleled culinary experience, complemented by awe-inspiring views visible even from the sink. The primary suite epitomizes luxury living, featuring a gas fireplace for added ambiance, an ensuite bathroom adorned with a soaking tub, separate shower, walk-in closet, and unparalleled views that transform bathing into a serene retreat. Step outside to discover your own private oasis, where a spacious patio overlooks the shimmering pool and the picturesque canyon beyond, offering an idyllic setting for al fresco dining, entertaining guests, or simply unwinding in the serenity of nature's embrace. There is a detached ADU that doubles as a pool house or an at-home office. One of the best ever in Kensington!

5324 Canterbury Drive, Normal Heights

$1,849,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 240008492 MLS ACTIVE Status
Classic Kensington! This is a fully RESTORED custom home built on a magnificent canyon view lot in Kensington in the 1930's in what was then called by the architect "Santa Fe New Mexico" Pueblo style. The home was extensively and professionally remodeled with all necessary permits from the City of San Diego. The extensive remodeling and restoration process for this beautiful and classic Kensington Heights Canyon View home included. INTERIOR: The complete restoration of al the original hardwood floors, conversion of the smallest bedroom into a new and large main bathroom, new and expansive closets in each bedroom (all with adjustable shelving), new electrical wiring, plumbing, a new whole house Air Conditioning unit with new thermostat controls and new insulated ducting throughout the house and separately for the garage, extensive sheetrock of walls & ceilings (including coved ceilings in the living room, new arched doorways, all new doors, large arched opening from the kitchen into the formal dining room providing an extensive view of the canyon areas from the kitchen as well as the kitchen bar area, a complete rebuilding of the original fireplace by a professional fireplace mason (for gas or wood burning) completely new kitchen with new cabinets, tile floors, al appliances, new laundry room with new cabinets and new washer &dryer, a new doorway and door was installed at the back of the house from the living room (leading to a new cement stairway down to the extensive cement patios located at the back of the house. Please see supplement for more!

4388 Middlesex Drive, Normal Heights

$2,090,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 240003863 MLS ACTIVE Status
Classic Kensington! Quiet location for this private retreat! Three bedrooms three baths with a versatile floor plan. Main bedroom could be upstairs or downstairs! Both have ensuite baths. Formal living room with fireplace and a very generous dining room. Two bedrooms on lower level, one of which is the primary with a fireplace and ensuite bath.The guest room off of the kitchen has an adjacent bath. Kitchen is open, ample and has a wood topped island with room for seated guests, granite counters, Viking cooktop on the island, Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawers, Scotsman wine captain and other quality appliances. It is an entertainer's/chef's dream kitchen. Adjacent is the family room allowing for open entertaining as a great room. Staircase to the upper level (with its own zoned heating and A/C) finds a second main bedroom and bath with French doors overlooking the pool and yard! The main back yard has a lovely and inviting pool, fireplace, significant seating space and an outdoor kitchen/dining area that will be the envy of all who visit! The tropical landscaping and overall ambiance invites you for a swim or cocktails! Not to be missed is the side patio off the main dining room for additional entertaining space. Exceptional storage w/Elfa shelving is abundant in the garage. Relax in your private Kensington retreat! Close by is the Village with excellent restaurants, coffee, gelato and an organic market!

4358 Alder Drive, Normal Heights

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