About Kensington

  • Postcode: 2033
  • Population: 12,776
  • Municipality: City of Randwick
Kensington is an ideal option, with the majority of the suburb nestled in quiet tree lined streets but only a stones throw to major landmark sites including University of New South Wales (UNSW), National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australian Golf Club, Randwick Racecourse and the picturesque outdoor experience of Centennial Parklands. Also travelling 10 minutes north on Anzac Parade is the Entertainment Quarters of Fox Studios so weather you drive or utilize the many connecting public busses that pass through Anzac Parade you ,will never be short of something to do whether as a single, a couple or a family. Another great feature of Kensington is its close proximity the ED, M5 and CBD.

History
Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Cadigal people, one of the salt-water clans of the Darug language group. The Cadigal people were known for their fishing skills and often travelled in canoes. The 1828 census showed some 50-60 clans of Cadigal people living by the Lachlan swamps of Kensington and surrounding areas. Swamps provided fruit, nectar, roots and tubers. Very few Aboriginals live in Kensington today.

The suburb now known as Kensington was once called the "Lachlan Mills Estate", "Stannumville" and then "Epsom". It became Kensington in the late 1880s, starting life as an industrial suburb. Samuel Terry, the convict who became Australia’s first millionaire, received a land grant in 1819. Daniel Cooper (1785–1853), also an ex-convict acquired land here in 1825 with his partner Solomon Levey, whom he later bought out. Cooper's nephew Daniel (1821–1902) planned to subdivide but in 1865 all developments was forbidden. Residential land was issued in the late 1880s and Kensington was to be the equivalent of London’s distinguished suburb, Kensington.

Architectural Style
To this day Kensington still has some little gem federation homes, and also features larger housing blocks with a medium density population and surprisingly fewer larger apartment complexes that its neighbouring suburbs of Randwick and Kingsford.

Schools
Kensington Public School, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College (High School), University of New South Wales, The National Institute of Dramatic Art, located opposite to University of New South Wales on Anzac Parade.

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2033 / Kensington returned 8 results, with an average cost for child care around Kensington of $125.43/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Kensington Café, The Claypot Taverna, Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria UNSW, Alaska Japanese Restaurant, Rumah Indo Restaurant

Km’s from CBD
4

Km’s from Airport
7

Public transport
La Perouse & Malabar to City via Anzac Parade 393 X94 394 399 L94 X99,
Sans Souci & Eastgardens to City 301 302 303 X03
Bondi Junction to Wooli Creek 348
Leichhardt, Camperdown, Chippendale, City, Darlinghurst, Kensington, Kingsford and Maroubra Junction Metrobus 10