7.8-miles of shoreline along Sammamish River, Swamp Creek and Lake Washington.
Centrally located between I-5 and I-405, and along SR 522.
Exceptional location to major employment centers including aerospace, technology and universities.
Residential population: 23,320 in 2019.
Median age: 39.1 years (median in King County is 35.7).
Average household income: $98,369.
Median income: $76,932 (median in King County is $67,806).
College degree: 47 percent of residents.
Workforce and Employers
Labor force: 11,946 people.
Unemployment: 6.1 percent.
Small business count: 489 (including many multi-generational companies, such as Kenmore Air, Plywood Supply, and Kenmore Camera, the largest photography equipment store on the west coast north of L.A.).
Education: 47 percent at bachelor’s degree or higher.
Housing density: 1,214 houses/condos per square mile.
Median house/condo value: $460,444 (median in King County is $402,500).
Median gross rent: $922 (median in King County is $641).
Attractive neighborhoods, many with lake views and mid-century architecture.
Accessible by vehicles, buses, boats, seaplanes or bikes.
Easy less than 15-mile drive to downtown Seattle or Bellevue.
No bridge toll fees required to reach Seattle, Bellevue or Redmond via I-405 or I-5.
Burke-Gilman Trail provides major route for recreational and commuter cyclists.
Excellent transportation service available from Sound Transit, Metro Transit, Park-and-Ride facilities, on-street parking and bus-only lanes on SR 522.
International air travel directly from the waterfront through Kenmore Air.
Less than 15 miles to Paine Field or 30 miles to SeaTac International Airport.
Less than 10 miles to University of Washington Seattle campus, and 4 miles from the University of Washington Bothell campus.
17.8 major crimes per 1,000 people – one of the lowest in Washington state.
Business and citizen-friendly, award-winning City Hall, anchoring a walkable downtown core.
Innovative Town Square and Hangar community building.
Walk Friendly Community - Bronze Level.
Designated as a "Playful City USA" since 2010.
Seven city parks with open space, picnic areas and play structures, with major improvements underway through 2022.
Burke-Gilman Trail, a regional 18-mile paved, off-road walking, running, and biking path.
Saint Edward State Park, a 316-acre day-use park, which features Saint Edward Seminary, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Home to Bastyr University, the nation’s premier natural health sciences university which includes: 65-foot reflexology footpath – the first in North America; athletic fields; medicinal herb garden with tours; educational classes open to the public; and Bastyr Chapel – an acoustic gem.
Newly renovated boat launch for public water recreation – Kenmore has the only boat launches in north Lake Washington.
Historic Inglewood Golf Club.
Engaged and aspirational community.
Public School System (Northshore School District)
20 elementary schools, six middle schools and three high schools.
Placed on the College Board’s 2nd Annual AP District Honor Roll.
Earned Washington Achievement award in 2011-2012.
On-time graduation rate of 94.2 percent.
STEM and arts-focused before-and-after-school programs.
Inglemoor High School ranked on Newsweek and the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 lists of schools that best prepare students for college.
Highest rate of International Baccalaureate graduates in the state.
University and Institutions
Home to Bastyr University, the top natural health sciences university and research institute in the U.S. and the city’s largest employer.
Convenient, central location between the University of Washington's Seattle campus and the UW satellite campus and the co-located Cascadia Community College in Bothell.
Minutes away from Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds Hospital.
Active economic development program recruiting technology, healthcare, natural health and startup businesses to an enhanced downtown core.
New businesses supported through city-led Business Incubator Program.
Newly built LEED Certified Gold Kenmore City Hall, Kenmore Library and the Fire District Headquarters.
$80 million invested in major streetscape and intersection improvements along SR 522.