Kensington

Kensington is uniquely situated in Philadelphia. It’s close to Fishtown and not too far from
Northern Liberties.

Geographically, well, that’s debatable, but many say it’s bounded by Erie Avenue to the north, Front Street (and sometimes Fifth Street) to the West and Trenton Avenue to the East. (That could be because Kensington has it’s own little enclaves—East Kensington and Olde Kensington among them.)

The entire area comprises historic rowhomes mixed with turn-of-the-century warehouses. New restaurants, artist live/work spaces, new condos and homes, do-it-yourself renovations, and loft conversions all make Kensington home to a diverse community. Philadelphia natives, newcomers, and many first-time buyers have embraced Kensington for its diversity and affordability. Great access to the Market Frankford line makes the neighborhood close to anywhere in Center City, helping it continue to attract interest and investment.

Kensington Links:

Girard Avenue Coalition
East Kensington Neighborhood Association
Kensington South CDC
Kensington on PhillySpeaks.org
New Kensington Community Development Corporation
Olde Richmond Civic Association
Philadelphia Neighborhood Alliance

RELOCATING DO'S AND DON'TS

Making a move to Philly? Don’t make these mistakes.

DO PLENTY OF HOMEWORK.

Relocating is a big task. Possibly changing jobs, moving your belongings, finding new friends, planting new roots … it can be overwhelming. Do plenty of homework and learn what you can about the Philadelphia neighborhoods you’d like to live in, schools for your children, and things to keep you busy outside
of work.

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU ARE TOLD.

Believe it or not, some realtors would rather “tell you what will sell you” – instead of what you really need to hear. But not at Solo Real Estate. We tell it as it is. Just the facts. Only the facts. How else can you make an educated decision?

DON’T RELY ON THE WEB ALONE.

Yes, you can learn much from an internet search. But nothing is more trustworthy or valuable than word-of-mouth testimonials. Ask friends and family or coworkers who they trust as a realtor and rental agent, what schools are best, what the best restaurants are … and do not be afraid to get references, too.

DO SEE FOR YOURSELF.

One great strategy we see often, especially for people moving from other climates, is to examine your new destination by visiting at different times of the year. Are the winters too cold? Summers too hot? Is there anything more beautiful than Philadelphia in the spring and fall (sorry, we had to add that last one
in there!).

DON’T DO IT ALL YOURSELF.

If you are being transferred, take advantage of your company’s moving services. If you are changing jobs, ask for assistance from your new employer. And do not be afraid to contact us. We are happy to help in any way we can.

DO GO SOLO.

Even if you are new to the area, you can think of us as an old friend. Family owned since 1951, we understand the value of honest and helpful customer service. Go Solo before you decide to go anywhere else.