Kensington overlooks Mission Valley's southern rim with many of its homes enjoying views of the valley. The neon "Kensington" sign can be found overhanging Adams Avenue, which acts as the neighborhood's cultural center. The distinctive California-Spanish style homes sit above steep slopes dedicated to open space.
In Kensington, there is a old style movie theater showing independent films, a coffeehouse, a pub, park that surrounds the local library. The area is centrally located near I-15 and offers quick access to many San Diego attractions.