Suburb Profile - Kensington

On the Melbourne landscape, few suburbs have gone through such a dramatic transformation in recent times as Kensington has. The sale yards re-development (Kensington Banks), the popularity of Macaulay Road shops and Bellair Street’s delightful boutique cafés makes Kensington a unique and highly desirable suburb – and only 3-4 kilometres from the CBD. Sharing the same 3031 postcode as Flemington, the two suburbs are now neatly divided by Racecourse Road – Flemington to the north (City of Moonee Valley) and Kensington to the south (City of Melbourne). Distinctly Victorian in style, Kensington offers an abundance of single-front homes – ideal for first-home buyers and professionals whilst larger double-fronts provide families the opportunity to experience this unique inner-urban lifestyle. The medium-density townhouse-focused Kensington Banks development of the 1990s has seen the population expand dramatically in the suburb giving local traders a much bigger local market to service. There’s also great access to the Maribyrnong River with its reserves and numerous bike trails. Public transport is also a key feature of the area with Kensington, South Kensington and Macaulay Stations providing quick access to the city.