Despite the common misconception, Kensington is not an official Calgary community; in fact, it’s a Business Revitalization Zone located primarily in Sunnyside and Hillhurst. However, the fact that so many people believe Kensington is a community of its own just proves how popular and beloved this area is! Considered Calgary’s “urban village,” Kensington features over 250 shops, restaurants, and services. From salons and spas to jewelry stores to coffee shops and much more, there’s always plenty to do in Kensington, and the area’s pedestrian-friendly lay-out makes this range of exciting local businesses easily accessible to everyone.
Kensington is also very conveniently located for people who need to get around the city and prefer not to drive. The proximity to the city centre makes it easy to walk, run, or bike into downtown. However, since Kensington is across the Bow River, residents avoid the fast-paced nature of the city core and can enjoy a relaxed community atmosphere instead. The Sunnyside LRT line and various bus stops in Kensington also make it simple to connect with public transit and reach any corner of Calgary.
Although it contains a wide range of shops and businesses, Kensington isn’t just a commercial area—there are also many people who call it home. Currently, three new residential developments are in the pre-construction phase in this neighbourhood. Explore below to find a Kensington condo that meets your needs.
Kensington by Bucci offers a range of one- and two-bedroom homes located in the centre of Kensington. The building is a BUILT GREEN© project, meaning that the builders undertook voluntary environmental training before creating the condominium. As a result, the design is focused on promoting energy efficiency, the preservation of natural resources, the reduction of pollution and waste, and the quality of indoor air. Particularly distinct suite features include Kohler Bluetooth Shower Head, which allows residents to play music from their phones as they shower, USB electrical outlets, which make it simple to charge any device, and high-tech NEST Learning Thermostats which allow each resident to customize the temperature of their unit. Find out more about Kensington by Bucci.
Ezra is a Kensington development which offers a range of signature apartments, flats, cityhomes, and townhomes, meaning that the building can accommodate residents with a wide range of needs. One of Ezra’s most striking features is its location; the building lies directly beside Riley Park. Residents of Ezra can enjoy the park’s many features and abundant green space as soon as they step out their door. Ezra also contains many amenities for its residents to enjoy, including a social lounge, fitness facility, and guest suite. One feature which sets Ezra apart from other Calgary condos is the remote concierge. Find out more about Ezra on Riley Park.
Is a pre-construction condo not for you? There are also plenty of excellent pre-owned condos available in the Kensington area. Find out more about your many options here, and feel free to contact us online or call 403.294.1500 to discuss what kind of condo would be best suited to your needs.