Nestled along the northern shores of Lake Washington, Kenmore is a small city that people love in part for its central location in the region. Whether you need to head toward Seattle or Bellevue for work, both are just to the south of Kenmore, and the many commuting options in the city (including seaplanes!) ensure you have a variety of choice to suit your own personal style.
Kenmore is home to a myriad of things to do, whether you need to enjoy some indoor activities with the family in the winter time, or want to get outside for some adventures in the sunshine when summer rolls around. Downtown Kenmore is brimming with up-and-coming amenities and attractions, and new developments (like the Lakepointe Development) offer even more opportunity for dining, shopping, housing, and more.
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7 Things to Do
Kenmore Air Flight
Northshore School District
The Northshore School District is committed to providing a world-class education for all Northshore students. Known statewide and nationally for academic excellence, Northshore serves more than 20,000 students in Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville and areas of unincorporated King and Snohomish counties.
The residents of Kenmore attend the following schools:
Kenmore has several distinct neighborhoods. These include:
The City of Kenmore is dedicated to promoting healthy living and providing opportunities for children and adults to stay healthy. Kenmore is recognized as a "Playful City USA" community by national nonprofit KaBOOM! The City is one of only a couple hundred communities across the U.S. to earn this designation. Escape outdoors to explore Kenmore's city, county, and state parks and trails.
18120 68th Ave NE (behind City Hall)
The Jack V. Crawford skate court opened in October 2015. This new approximately 5,200 square foot skate park design is the result of great feedback and collaboration with residents and the skateboarding community.
Founded in 1901, Kenmore's name comes third-hand from the Scottish village of Kenmore, via town founder home town of Kenmore, Ontario. McMasters and his wife Annie arrived in Puget Sound circa 1889 from Canada, intending to establish themselves in the shingle-making trade. They opened a shingle mill on the northern shore of Lake Washington on land leased from Watson C. Squire. By 1903, Kenmore had established a school system and post office, but it did not formally incorporate as a city until August 31, 1998.