The Washington Independent
The Washington Independent

Interesting Things About Kenmore, Washington To Read Before A Trip

Interesting Things About Kenmore, Washington To Read Before A Trip

Kenmore, Washington is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Seattle. Living in Kenmore offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

Alberto Thompson
CelebritiesCulture
Last updated: Jul 09, 2021 | Sep 11, 2020

Table of Contents

Kenmore, Washington is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Seattle. Living in Kenmore offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kenmore, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kenmore and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kenmore are highly rated. Family Circle Magazine selected Kenmore,Washington as one of the "10 Best Towns for families" in their August 2009 edition. Seattle Magazine also ranked Kenmore as the best Seattle-area neighborhood or surrounding city for 2008–2009.

Kenmore, Washington: Interesting Things To Know

History:

Kenmore's name comes third-hand from the Scottish village of Kenmore, via town founder home town of Kenmore, Ontario in 1901. Founder John McMasters and his wife Annie arrived in Puget Sound circa 1889 from Canada, to establish themselves in the shingle-making trade.

They opened a shingle mill on the northern shore of Lake Washington on land loaned to them by Watson C. Squire. Two years later, Kenmore had established a school system and post office, but it was not formally incorporated as a city until August 31, 1998.

Location, Geography and Climate:

Kenmore is located with borders encompassing all of the north shore and a significant portion of the northeastern shore of Lake Washington.

The terrain is typical of the Puget Sound lowlands with rolling hills formed from glacial till, occasionally interrupted by flatlands typically found near substantial bodies of water. The largest river is the Sammamish, which connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington.

Moving to the climate of Kenmore, this suburb is substantially similar to that of nearby Seattle, being defined principally by its latitude, proximity to the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, and inclusion in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone.

As such, it is usually considered Marine west coast in nature, with damp, cool winters, and mild, dry summers, despite being further north than cities such as Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Neighborhoods:

Kenmore has several distinct neighborhoods:

  • Arrowhead, in southern Kenmore, saw its first house built in 1888. This was a small summer cabin; the oldest house still standing dates from 1929 which makes it a must visit during the weekend!

  • Inglewood, in southern Kenmore, was first planned for construction in 1953, with large-scale suburban development appearing by 1962.

  • Lower Moorlands, in eastern Kenmore, saw its first house in 1904. One significant development in this area after World War I included the 1927 landmark Charles and Elvera Thomsen House.

  • Central (or downtown) Kenmore hugs Bothell Way and forms the original core of the city. Today it is Kenmore's commercial and industrial core.

  • Northlake Terrace, an early residential neighborhood just north of town, is now a mix of commercial and residential development. Much of the eastern portion of this area is to be redeveloped as part of the new Downtown Plan.

  • Linwood Heights, in northwest Kenmore, was first founded as part of the "Back to the Land" movement during the Great Depression and has since been redeveloped and is now largely suburban housing.

  • Kenlake Vista, in northern Kenmore, is a post-war residential suburban housing.

  • Uplake Terrace, a suburban neighborhood developed in 1953.

Events, Things To Do:

Major annual civic events to partake in are:

  • The Kenmore Summer Concert Series, hosted at the former St. Edward Seminary, is now hosted at Saint Edward State Park, which happens to be the largest park in Kenmore at 365 acres (1.48 km2); it includes over half a mile of undeveloped Lake Washington shoreline, the historic Saint Edward Seminary and gymnasium, and the Carole Ann Wald Memorial Pool.

  • The annual Kenmore Art Show, a juried art exhibition sponsored by the Arts of Kenmore.

  • The Kenmore Spring Egg Hunt

  • Fourth of July Fireworks, a fireworks display at Log Boom Park which is Kenmore's smaller Lake Washington park, includes 16 acres (65,000 m2) of shoreline and a large walking dock extending out into the lake;

  • Visit Linwood Park, a small 3-acre (12,000 m2) park in northwest Kenmore with grass commons, playground, and picnic tables;

  • Burke-Gilman Trail, a King County park which, combined with the Sammamish River Trail, connects Marymoor Park just outside downtown Redmond through the downtowns of Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park to Gas Works Park in Seattle and points west. Several other trails and bike routes branch off of this trail backbone;

  • Visit Moorlands Park, a 5-acre (20,000 m2) park including baseball and basketball facilities in southeastern Kenmore;

  • Enjoy Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park,Wallace Swamp Creek Park, 17 acres (69,000 m2) surrounding Swamp Creek in northeast Kenmore, which features some walking trails.

Alberto Thompson | I live in Vancouver, Canada, and work as a web developer and graphic designer. Back end programming (PHP, Django/Python, Ruby on Rails) to front end engineering (HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript), digital usability, user interface, and graphic design are all areas of web development where I spend my days. I'm a huge fan of web creation and design in all of its forms, as well as assisting small businesses and artisans with their online presence.

Related

Asaad Amin 2021: Age, Wife, Body Measurements, Social Media, Career And Net Worth

Asaad Amin (aka Asaad Amin Ali) is the late great boxer Muhammad Ali's youngest son. His late father is regarded as one of the best and most recognized athletes of the twentieth century.

Karima Jackson 2021: Everything You Need To Know About The Daughter Of Ice Cube

Ice Cube's daughter's name is Karima Jackson. Despite the fact that her father is a renowned rapper and actor, she appears to have taken a different route. Karima, unlike her father, has left the media world entirely.

Things You Should Know About Jo Koy’s Ex-Wife, Angie King

Angie King was a regular American until her ex-celebrity husband's made her the center of attention. Yes, her spouse is Jo Koy, one of the most popular comedians on the internet.

9 Interesting Facts About Merri Kelly Hannity: The Daughter of Sean Hannity

Merri Kelly was born in the year 2002, however the exact date and location of her birth are unknown to the public. Sean and Jill, her parents, appear to be doing everything they can to safeguard their children's privacy. Patrick Kelly, Merri's older brother, was born in 1999.

Savani Quintanilla, The Son Of A.B. Quintanilla’s Untold Story

Savani Quintanilla is a well-known record producer, engineer, and director. He is also known as the son of A. B. Quintanilla, an American record producer, and the nephew of late musician Selena Quintanilla. In actuality, at the age of 23, Selena was assassinated by the president of the Selena Fan Club.

The Woman Behind ‘Oh Sherrie’: 10 Facts About Sherrie Swafford

Sherrie Swafford is a yoga teacher and esthetician who rose to fame as a result of the person she was dating. Steve Perry, her partner, is a legendary singer and songwriter who is revered by fans across the United States and beyond.

Mia Tyler 2021: Daughter Of Steven Tyler, Wiki, Career, Net Worth

Mia Tyler is an actress, model, novelist, visual artist, media personality, socialite, fashion designer, talent manager, and music promoter from the United States. Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith guitarist Steven Tyler and actress Cyrinda Foxe. She was born in the Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and grew up in the surrounding area, especially around Lake Sunapee.

Nia Renee Hill: Wife Of American Stand-up Comedian Bill Burr, Wiki, Net Worth, Social Media, Family

Nia Renee Hill is 42 years old and was born on June 2, 1978. Hill is an actor, writer, producer, and director who has appeared in films such as "Lila, Long Distance," "Did You Look for Work This Week?" and, most recently, the Netflix series "Santa Clarita Diet." Hill also appears frequently on Burr's podcast, the "Monday Morning Podcast," and fans seem to enjoy hearing the couple interact.

Robie Uniacke 2021: Husband Of Actress Rosamund Pike, Bio, Career, Hobbies, Net Worth

Robie Uniacke is a British businessman and mathematician who is most known for being the long-term partner of 'Gone Girl' actress Rosamund Pike. Robie Uniacke's 'astute intellect,' thus according to Rosamund Pike, has enabled her to focus on her profession and define the way she approaches her roles. He encourages her with his "wit, intellect, and irreverence," according to the actress, who also credits him with making her bolder.

A Look At Victoria Jordan Bio, Net Worth, Love Life, Family And Twins

Victoria Jordan is an American celebrity child who was born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Jordan is best known as the daughter of Michael Jordan, a famous NBA basketball player, and his wife, Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model. Victoria is also the twin sister of Ysabel.

Most Iconic Poker Player Tony G Poker: Personal Life, Career, Poker Game Highlights & Net Worth

Antanas Guoga, often known as Tony G, is a Lithuanian businessman, poker player, politician, and philanthropist who was born on December 17, 1973. Antanas was elected to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in the Labour Party group in November 2020 for the legislative term 2020–2024.

© Copyright 2021 The Washington Independent All Rights Reserved

Terms & Privacy | twi.news@washingtonindependent.com