6.9 out of 10


37.9049053256468 -122.270848355974
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"The Hollywood Hills of Berkeley"

A nice, leafy suburb of Berkeley, Kensington is nestled in the Berkeley Hills, adjacent to Tilden Regional Park. The views of the bay are spectacular, and the houses here are beautiful and large.

No house is ever too far away from any other house, with a few exceptions of homes that are set back, which means that you are often looking into your neighbor's window if you choose. Parking comes at a premium here. But the area is gorgeous, the parks are great, and Berkeley's many amenities are nearby, so for some people, this area could be worth the price.
  • Berkeley culture and nightlife
  • Great parks
  • Great views
  • Very expensive
  • Congested parking
  • Removed from the rest of Berkeley
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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