The city of Kensett is a town of roughly 250 people about 20 minutes north of Mason City. 1872 was incorporated so it has a long history.
Kensett has a local convenience store / gas station that offers many things you may quickly need to save yourself a trip to Mason City. They also have pizza there for a quick easy meal. A community center is also available for residents to use or participate in various events.
Kensett is a part of the Northwood-Kensett school district. This school district offers preschool through 12th grade education for the kids. All the schools in the district are located in Northwood.