Tucked away just past Normal Heights, along the hip and fabulous Adams Avenue, Kensington is a quitter, quainter and more luxurious neighborhood, rooted deeply in history. Formed in the early 1900’s, and stocked full of Craftsman and Revival style homes by Richard Requa and Cliff May, and more modern classics such as by Allard Jansen, Jim Brown, and Jim Gates, this 5 block stretch boarders I-15 on one side, I-8 to the north, Fairmount Ave to the east, and El Cajon Blvd to the south. Many street and businesses featured English names, as does the name Kensington itself.
The area feels like a well kept small town, and has maintained that feel since it was founded. There are many annual traditions and festivals held by the community and residents alike, such as the Memorial Day Parade, 4th of July Block Party, and street parties held by residents themselves.
Casual dining, wine bars, and boutiques line this stretch of Adams Ave, local residents frequent the businesses here, and are happy to call it home.