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Kensington is an upscale subdivision only nine miles away from the center of Knoxville. A relatively newer development, Kensington is not your usual suburban neighborhood with cookie cutter homes. Instead, what you’ll find here are stylish properties with custom architecture and immaculately landscaped yards, adding to the charm of its tranquil streets lined by decades-old trees. With stunning views of the nearby Smoky Mountains, Kensington is a highly desirable place to set roots in and raise a family.

Fast Facts

  • Population estimate (as of the latest Census figures) – 2,584
  • Total housing units (as of the latest Census figures) – 932
  • Estimated median household income – $113,532
  • Nearby large communities – Knoxville (9 miles), Kodak (24 miles), Farragut (5.5 miles)
  • School districts: Rocky Hill Elementary School, West Valley Middle School, West High School
  • Kensington offers quick access to I-140 via Westland Drive, Kingston Pike and S. Peters Road

Kensington Real Estate

The housing stock in Kensington is made up of charming and elegant single-family homes in custom architectural styles, mostly built in the 1990s and later. The recent construction means these homes have been built with the latest energy-efficient features, open floor plans, and the most sought-after amenities today, such as well-equipped kitchens, entertainment rooms, finished basements, outdoor living areas, skylights and more.

Brick exteriors, expansive and landscaped yards, hardwood floors and stone fireplaces are popular elements, adding to the homes’ welcoming traditional appeal. With sizes ranging from around 4,000 square feet to over 6,000 square feet, the homes in Kensington come with plenty of space and provisions for future expansions.

The neighborhoods’ homeowners’ associations help maintain the beauty of the subdivision and the harmony of home designs. The HOAs also organize community activities that allow residents to bond and develop closer neighborhood ties.

Attractions and Amenities In and Around Kensington

  • Community events

    The Kensington Women’s Club organizes annual events such as holiday celebrations, weekly coffee meetings, an annual family picnic, a book club, and more.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    45 minutes away from Kensington, this national treasure is home to a wondrously diverse wildlife, including the famous black bears. The park features miles and miles of picturesque trails where you can go hiking, biking, and bird and wildlife watching. Fishing and horseback riding are also popular activities here, along with camping and picnicking. You can also explore the park’s historic structures, which include log cabins, buildings, schools, and grist mills.

  • Shopping and dining in Knoxville

    Knoxville offers a wide array of shopping malls, eclectic shops and boutiques, and restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. The expansive Turkey Creek Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the region. Featuring dozens of local, national and international stores, cinemas, and restaurants.

  • Zoo Knoxville

    Just around 30 minutes away from Kensington, this 53-acre premier southeast attraction features various habitats that serve as home to around 800 animals, including chimps, lions, giraffes, giant turtles, red pandas and black bears. The zoo offers a wealth of activities. Such as animal encounters, night safaris, zip line canopy adventures, bird shows, train rides and more.