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Kensington, Prince Edward Island Real Estate and Homes for Sale


Kensington is a town located 15 kilometres northeast of Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada; As of 2011, the population was 1,496.The area was first known as Five Lanes End, as roads from five different communities converged at the point. It was renamed Barrett's Cross in 1824 after an early settler that established an inn in the area. In 1862, the town was renamed after Kensington Palace in London and it became a town after the Prince Edward Island Railway's mainline from Charlottetown to Summerside curved through the community. The town's former railyards are now rehabilitated as a tourist venue, with the former railway station designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976.Kensington today is a service centre for the surrounding farming areas.Kensington has a schooling system ranging from PreSchool to Secondary. It is part of the Western School Board District of schools. At the PreSchool level there are numerous organizations such as Fun Times Kindergarten and Play School, Happy Days Playschool, and Kiddietown Day Care.Kensington has one elementary school, Queen Elizabeth Elementary. Opened on December 3, 1976, Queen Elizabeth hosts grades 1 through 6. The school has two playgrounds, the front playground being for grades 1-3 and the back playground for grades 4-6. The school contains a music room, gymnasium, French room, and library. Many extracurricular activities are offered to students, such as intramurals, choir, chess club, photography club and more.

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