Kenmore is a city that sits at the northern end of Lake Washington and is a suburb of both Seattle and Bellevue. The city is 6.3 square miles and has a population of about 21,000 people. Kenmore lies within the highly regarded Northshore School District.
Bothell Way serves as the main arterial for Kenmore. It is used by commuters to access Seattle as well as Interstate 405. Commuters also use Simonds Rd and Juanita Drive to access the Eastside. The city has bus service through Metro and Sound Transit as well as two Park and Rides.
Bothell Way also serves as the commercial core of Kenmore. Along the 1.5 mile stretch one can find several restaurants, grocery stores, various retail shops, a library and bowling alley.
Kenmore offers many opportunities for recreation, highlighted by the very popular Burke Gilman bike path. There are eight city parks, including a skate park. Log Boom park sits on Lake Washington and a public boat launch is a short distance away. The entrance to St Edwards State Park is also within the city limits. This park features miles of trails for running, hiking or mountain biking and hosts several events through out the year, including a summer concert series.
Kenmore is a desirable area to live because of the amenities close by and its location allows for easy access to Seattle and the Eastside. In 2013, 292 homes sold in the city for an average sales price of $423,730 averaging 2291 square feet and 29 days on market. The lowest sale was a fixer cottage for $175,0000. The highest sale was a 5700 square foot, waterfront home for $1.26 million.