5.1 out of 10

East Kensington

39.9843931212317 -75.1359626062245
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Rocky lived here!"

Kensington is a neighborhood located between the Lower Northeast and North sections of Philadelphia. It is situated between Erie Avenue to the north, Front Street to the west and Trenton Avenue to the east. Kensington is divided into smaller sub-neighborhoods including Lower Kensington, West Kensington, Fishtown and Harrowgate.

The neighborhood is made up of a large population of Irish Americans, African Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans and Hispanic Americans including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
The major retail hub of Kensington is located at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue. This is also the major transportation zone of the area and includes the Frankford Elevated portion of the Market-Frankford Line which runs on top of Kensington Avenue. SEPTA buses routes 3, 5 and 60 also serve the area.

Kensington has been the scene of some of the most vicious crimes in the city, including the Kensington Strangler who raped and murdered three women in 2010. It is also home to the fictional character Rocky Balboa and many scenes from the movie Rocky were filmed in the neighborhood.

Kensington offers some of the best neighborhood bars in the city, including Atlantis, which features a huge fish tank behind the bar and some of the best specials you can find in Philadelphia.
  • Close knit community
  • Great restaurants
  • Inexpensive
  • Crime increasing
  • Some parts are filthy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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