Introduction to Kenmore, Washington
Kenmore, Washington, in King county, is 4 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 11 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Kenmore was founded in 1901 by John McMasters. The area was named after McMasters' hometown of Kenmore in Ontario. A school system and a post office were established around 1903. The Red Brick Road was opened between 1913 and 1914, and this made Kenmore a country retreat for weekend gardeners. After the Second World War, the city became home to the Nike Hercules missile batteries of the US Army. The city was officially incorporated on August 31, 1998.
Kenmore and nearby Attractions
- St. Edwards State Park
- Burke - Gilman Trail
- Transportation Museum
- Kenmore Air Harbor
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Seattle Aquarium
Things To Do In Kenmore
You can visit Linwood Park, Saint Edward State Park, Swamp Creek Park, Wallace Swamp Creek Park, Moorlands Park, and Rhododendron Park. The Burke-Gilman Trail offers hiking and biking facilities. The City of Kenmore also organizes several annual events and festivals including the Kenmore Summer Concert Series, Kenmore Summer Festival, Skandia Midsommarfest, and the Kenmore Art Show.
Snohomish County Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Kenmore Higher Education
Bastyr University lies within the city. Lake Washington Technical College and Edmonds Community College are also nearby.