Kensington Place is an established community on the eastern side of I-35 in Round Rock, located between Gattis School Road and Louis Henna Boulevard/Toll Road 45. The neighborhood is adjacent to the property of Round Rock’s largest employer, Dell. If you are one of the roughly 14,000 employees at Dell’s campus, you could easily walk to work in minutes on Kensington Place’s creekside neighborhood trail that leads to Dell’s sprawling campus.
The Kensington Place community was developed primarily in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. It is known as an affordable area, with homes priced in the mid-$100s, making it a great possibility for buyers looking for a starter home in the well-regarded Round Rock Independent School District. It also offers a convenient commute to Austin, Pflugerville, or Georgetown, as it is located near several of the region’s major roadways. The neighborhood is about only a mile away from I-35 or Toll Road 45, three miles from Loop 1, and just over five miles from Toll Road 130.
Kensington Place lies within the following borders: Gattis School Road to the north, Surrey Drive to the west, Dell Way to the south, and Oxford Boulevard to the east. It is in Williamson County in the 78664 zip code.
Homes in Kensington Place
Homes in this neighborhood were built in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. The lots are good sized, mostly around a fifth of an acre, but they range from .17-.29 acres. The vast majority of homes in Kensington Place are one story with two-car garages. Square footage for most homes in the neighborhood falls in the mid-1000s. The average home in this neighborhood has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, though occasionally buyers can find a four-bedroom house.
Homes in Kensington Place are affordable, generally selling in the mid-$100s. In the past year, 12 homes were offered for sale in Kensington Place. They were sized from 1278-1825 square feet, with an average size of 1475 square feet. List prices on these homes varied from a low of $98,900 to a high of $185,000. Median list price the past year was $168,250. These homes sold for $89-129/square foot. This price point is sought-after in the hot Round Rock real estate market, so homes generally move quickly. Median days on the market for these 12 properties was only 16 days.
Kensington Place Amenities
The Kensington Place community is bisected by a public greenbelt and park. Extensively renovated by the city of Round Rock in 2013, Kensington Park and Greenbelt feature a playground, a 2/3 mile crushed granite trail, park pavilion, picnic tables, grills, and park benches in a quiet setting.
Another fun option for active residents, the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, is located only about a half mile away from Kensington Place. It offers a wide array of fitness and wellness programs and has two full size gymnasiums, a six-lane lap pool, a cardio/weight room, four racquetball courts, meeting rooms, kitchen, game room, and even babysitting. Every member of the family can find options for play and learning at the rec center, through their classes for children and adults, children’s camps, and therapeutic recreation for children with special needs.
Residents of Kensington Place enjoy easy access to shopping and restaurants. There are dozens of options on all sides of the I-35/45 intersection, including some of Round Rock’s largest retail developments, like La Frontera Village.
Kensington Place Schools
Children in Kensington Place are zoned to public schools in the Round Rock Independent School District. The elementary school for this neighborhood is a dual language campus, meaning students are immersed in both English and Spanish daily.
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664
Restaurants Near Kensington Place
Entertainment and dining options are prevalent in Round Rock, and many amazing restaurants are located within a short distance from the Kensington Place neighborhood. Here are a few of the best rated ones on Yelp in the southeast Round Rock area.