Kensington Community Info
Developed in the 1920’s, Kensington consists of 115 acres overlooking Mission Valley and is interwoven with canyons. It is a picturesque upscale enclave that presents Mediterranean and Spanish Revival homes at every bend of the road. Kensington’s original architectural committee consisted of one gentleman: the esteemed architect Richard Requa. His vision of, “delightful informality and satisfying harmony” translated into an architectural mixture of Spanish country houses, embellished with city dwelling details. Centered on Adams Avenue, Kensington’s commercial district is just a few blocks long with the library and its small park serving as the centerpiece. While the “small town” community feeling is genuine, this area remains an oasis for trendsetters and great restaurants.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRIVIA: Three 100-year-old trees tower 60’ above the Kensington Library, the smallest public library in San Diego County.