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Olde Kensington
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Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Olde Kensington is a neighborhood located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Olde Kensington is north of Northern Liberties, south of Hartranft, east of Ludlow, and west of Fishtown. The boundaries of the neighborhood are roughly between Cecil B Moore Ave (north), Girard Ave (south), Front St (east) and 6th St. (west).

After World War II, many neighborhoods in Philadelphia experienced a long period of decline, deindustrialization, and residential abandonment. In recent years, however, Olde Kensington has been increasingly gentrified, following a similar pattern observed in adjacent Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Although some industrial activity has continued along the American Street Corridor, a historic location for heavy industry, a growing number of formerly vacant factories are being turned into lofts, condos, and artistic workspaces.

The zip code for the area is 19122. Also, there are two associations that serve the neighborhood: the Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Council (KSNAC) and Olde Kensington Neighbors Association (OKNA). KSNAC's community meeting is on the 1st Monday of every month.


As of 2010, Olde Kensington was 45.4% non Hispanic white, 30% Hispanic, 18.4% non Hispanic black, 4.5% Asian, and 1.6% other.

Public Transportation

SEPTA provides various options of public transportation for the neighborhood, and Center City is about 2 miles or 10 minutes away. The neighborhood is served by:

Buses 57, 5 Elevated Train (the EL) at Girard Station Trolley 15 through Girard Ave

Also, buses 3 and 47 pass nearby the neighborhood, and the EL Berks Station and SEPTA rail at Temple University Station are within reasonable walking distance.

Additionally, many residents ride their bicycles as their preferred mode of transportation, and PhillyCarShare vehicles are available at 6th and Girard Ave, and Front St. and Girard Ave.

Coordinates: 39°58′09″N 75°08′35″W / 39.96909°N 75.14313°W / 39.96909; -75.14313

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