Location: Easy access to the big cities or mountaintop views.
Kenmore is home to incredible parks and outdoor spaces, a burgeoning craft-beer community, a historical golf course and numerous water activities along its 7.8 miles of shoreline.
- The Burke-Gilman Trail extends 18 miles, linking Kenmore to Seattle and Shilshole Bay to the west and the Sammamish River Trail and Redmond’s Marymoor Park to the east.
- 7.8 miles of shoreline along the Sammamish River, Swamp Creek and Lake Washington
- 300+ acre Saint Edward State Park features hiking and mountain bike trails and play fields.
- Inglewood Golf Club was founded in 1919 and has hosted the PGA Men’s Tour
- Microbreweries along the Burke Gilman create a destination for beer lovers and bikers alike.
- Kenmore is home Bastyr University, the top natural medicine university and research institute in the country
- University of Washington’s Seattle and Bothell campuses are within minutes to Kenmore
Livability: Discover a Path to Opportunity
This family-friendly community has safe neighborhoods, abundant parks and natural spaces, cultural activities, an exceptional public school system, access to higher education, central location and ease of access by highway, transit, seaplane, regional bike trail or boat. But, most importantly, there is a spirit of enthusiasm throughout the community for the positive change and development happening in Kenmore.
- Two thirds of households in Kenmore are families.
- Located in the Northshore School District, Kenmore families appreciate the high-quality public education experience available to their K-12 students.
- Kenmore enjoys a low crime rate with just 15.55 crimes per 1,000 people each year, less than half the state’s average, and was recognized as one of the safest cities in Washington State in 2015.
- Median home price in Kenmore is 11% more affordable than Seattle and 27% more affordable than Bellevue.
- In 2015, Kenmore received the Playful City USA designation for the sixth year in a row.