5.1 out of 10

West Kensington

39.9921583760977 -75.1473694737625
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Slowly getting better"

West Kensington is a neighborhood situated in the Lower Northeast section Philadelphia. It is bordered by Front Street to the west, Erie Avenue to the north and Trenton Avenue to the east. West Kensington is one of the smaller neighborhoods located in Kensington, along with Lower Kensington, Fishtown and Harrowgate.
West Kensington has a diverse population but is largely made up of Polish Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans Italian Americans, and Hispanic Americans including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
The area is a largely residential neighborhood and offers many housing opportunities including row homes, condos and apartment complexes. There is not much shopping to do in this area but the major retail strip 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 and SEPTA buses routes 3, 5 and 60.
Even though West Kensington is seeing some gentrification occur in the area, it still suffers from a high crime rate. Be sure to keep an eye out and be aware of your surroundings.
West Kensington is very affordable and is a great spot for families on a budget.
  • Affordable
  • Plenty of parking
  • Diverse
  • Still come crime
  • Some places are dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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