The City of Kenmore, Washington is located at the northern tip of beautiful Lake Washington in King County. Kenmore features spectacular local and state parks, a regional 18-mile paved trail, beautiful neighborhoods, award-winning businesses, and a highly-recognized school district. In 2009, Kenmore was ranked #1 by Seattle Magazine for "Best Metropolitan Neighborhoods to Live" and named by Family Circle Magazine as "One of the 10 Best Towns for Families."
Show your support for our community of young, talented artists and join us on Friday, November 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Youth Art Exhibit at the Arts of Kenmore Gallery @ Kenmore City Hall. A free drawing class for all ages is available to the first 40 applicants. Light refreshments will be served. For details, visit www.artsofkenmore.org.
Take a look! Kenmore and several businesses are featured on this month's Comcast Neigborhoods Program.
In celebration of Kenmore's 15th anniversary since incorporation, here is a list of 15 reasons Kenmore is a great place to live, work, and play.
The City publishes a newsletter on a quarterly basis. The latest edition highlights Kenmore Village, Sammamish River Bridge, improvements to Northshore Summit Park, water access improvements, volunteer opportunities, and more.
On July 8, City Council unanimously approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement to sell the 4.75 acre upper portion of the Kenmore Village property to MainStreet Property Group LLC. Find out details.
On June 10, City Council unanimously approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement to sell the 3.3 acre lower portion of the Kenmore Village commericial property to the Benaroya Company and Real Property Investors. Find out details.
Public areas along Lake Washington's northern tip are safe for swimming and other in-water recreation, according to assessments of lake sediments and water quality.
The City and Washington State Department of Ecology funded sampling and analysis of sediment and water in several areas along the lakefront and near the mouth of the Sammamish River. The City of Lake Forest Park also funded testing of Lyon Creek Waterfront Park.
Washington Department of health consultation report and factsheet for Kenmore:
Department of Ecology Report links:
The Kenmore City Council invites you to have Coffee with Council on the 1st Monday at 7:30 a.m. and the 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. of each month at Espresso Works, 6734 NE 181st Street. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest.
To support an innovative community spirit and foster the success of start-up entrepreneurs, the City has created a Business Incubator Program. The two-year pilot project provides low cost office space, mentorship and business development support, and connects business professionals to networking events, workshops and seminars. Find out more about the Kenmore Business Incubator.