Kensington Place residents are delighted to be a part of the city of Delaware, population about 39,000. Founded in 1808, Delaware is the birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. In 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States, made Delaware its home. Delaware is famous for the Little Brown Jug, an internationally famous harness race which is part of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers.
The Delaware downtown is a vibrant epicenter of the city. It boasts the Strand Theater, the longest continually run movie theater in Ohio, nearly 20 restaurants, most with outdoor eating spaces. Quaint boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, yoga and dance studios are located amid floral shops, a record shop, cycling store, pre-prohibition style bar, microbreweries and a wide selection of specialty ice cream parlors, coffee shops, commercial banks, salons and spas. Visitors can shop the twice weekly seasonal farmers' market and visit a flea market every Sunday at the Delaware County fairgrounds. Downtown Delaware has a main branch library, city hall, municipal courthouse and the county tourism bureau.