Kensington Park Homes for Sale
The Kensington Park community is different that the communities to the North, such as Lamara and Abercorn Heights, and Ardmore Community. The homes and lots tend to be larger. This community has winding oak tree street that breaks away from Savannah’s typical North, South, East, West grid pattern. From within the community you can walk to the Synagogue or to the community pool with ease.
To the West of Kensington Park is a popular shopping center, Twelve Oaks and Abercorn Walk that features shops like JoS A. Bank, White House Black Market, Williams-Sonoma, Pier 1 Imports and Fresh Market.
Kensington Park and Groveland were both developed from land originally belonging to antebellum plantations: Kensington Park from the former Kensington Plantation and Groveland from a portion of Poplar Grove Plantation.
Part of the acreage associated with Kensington Park Plantation later became known as Kensington Farm, a late 19th/early 20th century farm operation . In 1888, 1/3 of the plantation was sold and developed into Kensington, a new subdivision which included property north of DeRenne avenue. This was later subdivided into Medical Arts and the remaining 122 acres south of DeRenne was known as Kensington Farms. In 1950 the tracts were purchased by developers John C. Wylly and Emanuel Javetz who immediately made plans to develop a residential subdivision called Kensington Park. The engineering firm of Thomas & Hutton were commissioned to design the plan which carved five curvilinear streets out of the wooded tract yielding 299 building sites.
In 1951 nearby Hunter Air Force Base was built which led to a dramatic increase in housing starts.
- Fairway Oaks
- Midtown Savannah
- Habersham Woods
The biggest draw to this area is likely ease of access to a plethora of retail and dining options. Both of Savannah’s large malls- Oglethorpe and Savannah – are located on the Southside and boast everything from Macy’s to Bass Pro Shop. Mega retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart and Target are all located here. Likewise the dining selections are vast and varied with choices from Carabba’s to Burger King and everything in-between. An important draw is also the presence of Hunter Army Airfield , which spans the midsection of the Southside, as well as Armstrong Atlantic State University -making the area very desirable to both military personnel and students. There is also direct access to I-95 as well as the Truman Parkway .
Where the locals go…
Kensington Park Pool – Flashback to the 60’s and “The Sandlot”. This is that kind of pool.
Baker’s Pride Bakery – We’re kind of a fan of their donuts.
Sunny Side Up – Best Midtown diner.
Sweet Potatoes Kitchen – It’s just good!
Kayak Kafe – Fresh food and outdoor dining.
Latin Chicks Restaurant – Our new favorite.