Biggin & Scott Kensington, was established in 2005 by two highly respected, experienced estate agents in the area, David Thiessen and Tony Downward, adding to the chain of renowned Biggin & Scott offices in and around Melbourne.
Biggin & Scott is ideally located on Bellair Street, opposite Kensington train station and strategically situated on the cafe/restaurant strip. This helps us to capture the attention of the locals frequenting the boutique shops, cafes and restaurants and all visitors of Kensington alike.
The team at Biggin & Scott Kensington, with joint experience of over 40 years, provide a professional, first class, friendly, caring and good-natured service with a keen eye for detail. We have in-house, fully qualified and experienced auctioneers, fully licensed estate agents and an award winning property management department, with unsurpassed knowledge of the area and the local market.
Our innovative marketing, commitment to the industry and our local area and its residents puts us ahead of the rest. We pride ourselves on being actively involved in the community and support a number of local and national organisations.
Call us today for a no obligation, free rental or sales market appraisal. 9376 8000
Kensington, named after the Kensington suburb in London, is approximately 4km north-west from Melbourne’s Central Business District in the municipality of City of Melbourne. Kensington has a population of approximately 9,700 diverse residents. Rich in history, Kensington was once the home for one of Victoria’s major abbatoirs and saleyards, which ceased in 1984. Since 1970, the area has experienced significant changes which are appropriate in both scale and style, while retaining its historical roots. With the world famous Flemington Racecourse and the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds only minutes away, Kensington has sufficient rail, tram and buses servicing the area, helping the residents move around with ease. Kensington with its village lifestyle and the social heart on Macaulay Road and Bellair Street, with many boutique style shops, cafes and restaurants has an ambience not found in any other precinct. Kensington also serves for families with young children, with a government primary school (Kensington Primary School) and a Catholic primary school (Holy Rosary) and a government secondary College (Kensington Community High School), with private schools such as St Aloysius and Melbourne High just in the next suburb. Parks and Public open spaces are also a plenty, with J.J Holland Park, bicycle tracks, childrens play areas, a public swimming pool, a community centre and the idyllic historical stock route.
Today, Kensington is the ultimate renaissance suburb, with many of its residents being young working families and professional couples. Also attracting many new residents from far and wide, wishing to stay close to the city, yet rich in history with a family orientated and friendly neighbourhood/village feel.
Housing in Kensington is predominantly medium density, with a diverse mix of townhouses in the housing estate, “Kensington Banks” and Victorian era semi-detached houses and terraces in the “Village”. 2 bedroom townhouses generally sell from mid $500,000’s, while older style, Victorian era homes can sell from $600,000. A quality apartment in the area will generally require an investment of $300,000 or more.