Kensington city life
Kensington is a beautifully picturesque city, where you will love spending your spare time outdoors, engaging in various activities and admire some of the heritage-listed buildings.
Major landmarks of Kensington include:
- Sacred Heart Monastery
- Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
- Former W.D. and H.O. Wills Building
You can relax in many natural parks or join the local Australian golf club.
In the evening, you can select from numerous restaurants offering international cuisine dishes and several pubs and bars to enjoy the company of your peers and the friendly locals.
Check out the surrounding neighbourhoods like Docklands, North Melbourne and Footscray and you are so close to Sydney, you could visit it each day; it’s only five minutes’ drive with a car.
International atmosphere in Kensington
Besides the international student population, several minorities chose to settle in Kensington. Residents in Kensington born outside Australia count people from UK, Indonesia, New Zealand, and China. However, you won’t experience the typical multicultural atmosphere you would in Sydney, for example.
Regarding the business environment, the proximity to Sydney and the lower living costs compared to the large city, have made a few foreign entrepreneurs open their businesses in Kensington.
In Kensington, you will experience warm to hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperatures in the winter season (June – August) are around 18- 19 C (66 F). January and February are the hottest months recording high temperatures of around 27 C (80 F). February is also the wettest month, with a high number of rainfall precipitations.