Kenmore Homes for Sale
The Puget Sound's best kept secret.
Welcome to the Puget Sound’s best-kept secret – Kenmore, Washington. Kenmore is home to talented people, innovative ideas, strong businesses and abundant activities. Just minutes from Seattle and the Eastside, you can swiftly get to everywhere from Kenmore – whether by highway, seaplane or boat.
Kenmore is an urban community surrounded by the great outdoors. There are family-friendly neighborhoods, an award-winning school district, quality services, and many cultural amenities. Yet, it is easy to take hike in the woods, bike along Lake Washington, watch rare Herons nest or just drop a kayak in the water.
Local residents will tell you that Kenmore is the truly the best place to live and to work. A strong entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of the city. Kenmore is home to Bastyr University, the top natural medicine university and research institution in the U.S., and the birthplace of many multi-generational business innovators, including Kenmore Camera and Kenmore Air. With a business-friendly city hall, accessible land, and no B & O tax, the city actively helps pioneering businesses soar without limits.
Vibrant City Revitalizations
City Hall, Library, Community Buildings, Saint Edwards State Park, & Lakepointe
What greets motorists arriving at Kenmore on Highway 522 from Seattle and points west are three giant concrete silos. Eighty feet tall and painted battleship gray, they are the unsightly reminders of the city’s industrial past along the northernmost end of Lake Washington. For the past year, signs strung over the silos have urged passers-by to contribute to a GoFundMe account declaring “Let’s Beautify This.” The city of Kenmore is in the midst of an ambitious downtown redevelopment that’s already seen the construction of a new City Hall and library, new community building and public plaza and two big apartment complexes. All are within a two-block area that the city hopes will ultimately attract more private investment and create a sense of place for residents. And more multimillion-dollar projects are in the offing. The city has approved the master-use permit for the historical renovation of the former Saint Edward Seminary building in the midst of a state park of the same name about half a mile from downtown. And a big proposal known as Lakepointe could transform an undeveloped, 48-acre parcel on Lake Washington into the waterfront destination the city has long lacked. The project could include 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, a boutique hotel, apartments and condominiums, a public boardwalk and beach access. “It’s not a slam-dunk. There are extraordinary costs associated with developing the property,” said City Manager Rob Karlinsey, who is guiding the city’s downtown-redevelopment efforts. He said the site, a former landfill, would require about $100 million in steel piling to support the future buildings, even before construction could begin. Still Karlinsey said, “We’d love to see it happen. It would transform our downtown.”-Seattle Times Article September 13, 2017.