Welcome to The Kensington, a luxurious senior community in Walnut Creek, CA.

The Kensington is a retirement community in the heart of culture and the arts, just minutes from the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center and the California Symphony – and with easy access to the surrounding Bay Area.

Enjoy a morning walk along the Walnut Creek’s Iron Trail. Explore the downtown area, with its hundred-year-old buildings and high-end shopping. Or catch the Contra Costa BART for a day trip to the city. No matter your preference, you will discover endless opportunities for fun and excitement.

At The Kensington, you’ll find amenities designed with you in mind:

  • Dine Your Way™ at The Kensington’s onsite restaurant with daily fresh specials and evolving menus, so you can enjoy meals as you choose.
  • Lushly landscaped grounds, bubbling fountains, walking paths, and outdoor seating area to stroll and relax outdoors
  • Media/TV room to catch a show or great flick
  • Art room and crafting opportunities to bring out your creative side
  • Library for enjoying a good book or a game of cards
  • Putting green to practice your swing
  • Assisted living services for your peace of mind 
  • Pet friendly environment so bring your best friend


The Kensington’s beautiful and thoughtfully-designed studio, one- and two-bedroom residences include the following:

  • Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator
  • Individual climate controls (heating & air conditioning)
  • Safety assist grab bars in tub and showers
  • Private patios or balconies (not all residences)

What‘s Going On At
The Kensington

Join the Book Worms

December 24 1:00pm

Lunch and Learn

December 20 11:30am

Reviews of
The Kensington

4.6 /5
63 Reviews

Nov 29, 2018
Michelle was both knowledgeable and extremely personable. She spend a lot of time describing what the Kensington had to offer, with specific information in regards to my mother. My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much and if it was up to us, we would move my mother there tomorrow! However, it is my mother's call as well, so we will have to wait a bit and see. I want to stress that I cannot imagine a better introduction to the Kensington than the one Michelle gave us - she was just wonderful.
Nov 26, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Nice Veterans Day lunch and ceremony.
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Oct 21, 2018
LaToya was very helpful and did show me a unit that I specifically asked about. She provided me with the printed information that I requested. I will contact her if I wish to have a follow up visit.
Sep 20, 2018
Very good tailored presentation to our needs. A pleasant community
Sep 9, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Since I was most interested in care services and the related costs I really appreciated getting to talk with Yolanda the Health Care Director.
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May 27, 2018
Penny and her staff made ya feel so welcome. I really felt like this was home for my parents. Very caring. She was a 10 out of ten along with the other staff.
Apr 8, 2018
It is a very nice place and I hope my parent like it.
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It is a very nice community for seniors. I like the chef and the beautiful dinning hall.
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I'm not ready to make this move yet but am happy to know what's available and think the Kensington is a place I would be happy in.
Jan 20, 2018
Everything is more than I expected in every aspect of The Kensington. I was truly impressed!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to get to know The Kensington.
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 1, 2018
Both Victoria and Diane were extremely professional and I thought they were honest with me as what to expect from the services provided by Kensington. I like the fact that there was no hard-sell also that The Kensington seemed quite pleasant clean and modern
Dec 15, 2017
Dec 8, 2017
We put down the deposit. My aunt will be moving in 12/31. The victoria was so helpful and kind to my aunt.
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Sep 11, 2017
Facility and grounds were wonderful. The deal breaker for our parents is there are no complete kitchens. They want the ability to cook their own meals. At 82 and 88 they are not ready to only eat at the restaurant, and would not want to always have to eat at a table with others. Perhaps if just dad.
Aug 23, 2017
Penny was amazing. Apartments looked in need of updating. Surprised by pricing of assisted care.
Aug 1, 2017
Penny was very helpful, courteous, and attentive to our needs.
Jul 25, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Barabar OUTSTANDING is assisting and directing family and helping them to cope. Unfortunately, my father not ready and very overwhelmed day of appointment. His vision of seeing residents in open area "asleep on couches/chairs" and appearing old to him scared him as he doesn't see his wife looking like "his vision" that he saw at center. He still sees his wife as young (she is 78), physically walking long distances/good shape (which she is), she has issues with dementia.
Jul 15, 2017
No doubt it would be favorable to live at the Kensington......my personal thoughts are the cost....if I was sure I could maintain the cost....Mel W
Jul 1, 2017
This was my second visit when I was treated to a meal to carry me through the presentation. Add this to my first reply....."Penny" truely helped and desire to make me feel at home. Please convey my thanks for her genuine help in making me feel wanted. Mel Weiner
Jul 1, 2017
Without a doubt "Penny" whose true name escapes me...but appreciate being able to say she was (is) really expresses desire to help and went out of her way to make me feel welcome. Very welcomed! You saved me by passing to her my humble thanks for her help. Please do....if anyone wants me to come back....it is Penny....and if I return it will be because of her.
Jun 18, 2017
I was greatly impressed with the enthusiasm for their 'job' that was evident in the manner Penny and Sue enteracted with the group I was with....both of them, lovely ladies, as well as other staff who came around to say hello.
Jun 17, 2017
Barbara is an amazing associate. She is kind, caring and professional. She followed up with my friend who is considering moving there and is helping her every step of the way. I am VERY grateful for Barbara!!
Jun 2, 2017
Barb is a true professional. She asked great questions and proceeded to address them throughout our conversation and tour.

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