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About Kenmore, WA

Kenmore is located in the northwest corner of the state of Washington in King County. Set on the northern shores of Lake Washington the community is often referred to as Kenmore by the Lake. The community is part country retreat part freshwater port with an industrial influence. In 2010, the population of the city reached 20,460.

History

The town of Kenmore was founded in 1901 by a shingle maker from Kenmore, Ontario. McMasters and his family moved from Canada to set up a shingle-making business in the United States. On land he leased on the shore of Lake Washington McMasters opened a shingle mill. Drawing mill workers, by 1903 the small industrial community had established a school and a post office.

Although the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway was passed through the area in the early 1900s, the rail line was primarily used for industrial cargo and the community was by water. Starting in 1906, ferry services from Seattle, Bothell, and Woodinville provided access to the town. Opening between 1913 and 1914 the city was incorporated into into the local roadway system with the opening of a local railroad stop on the “Red Brick Road” connecting the town to Seattle and Bothell. Quickly the growing community became a popular country destination for Seattlites with automobiles and a desire for landownership in the country. During the prohibition the town grew famous for its illegal alcohol industry. Speakeasys, dance halls, bars and clubs lined the lakeside, provided drinking access and overall Jazz Age fun to visitors from nearby communities well into the 1940s.

When the Great Depression hit, and President Roosevelt issued the Back to the Land program to promote employment and development, the area became a settlement for workers. The Works Progress Administration or WPA paid program works with vouchers
– leading to the name of this small settlement – Voucherville.

During the cold-war era, the city was the site of batteries housing anti-air craft nuclear missiles, intending to protect the pacific northwest from soviet bombers and fighter jets. These batteries were closed and removed in 1974.

Today

From post-cold war to today Kenmore, Washington has continued to grow in size. Once an industrial sea town, the city is now made up of small families or couples. Since the early 2000s, developers have been converting local acreages and pasturelands to high-end housing, resulting in a change in the makeup of the cities residential areas. Part of the Northshore School District, the city has one public high school, Inglemoor High School. The community is home to Bastyr University, a private university founded in 1978 which specializes naturopathic medicine.

The city is known for its seaplane airport and multi usage trail system. Kenmore Air Harbor, one of the world's largest seaplane-only airports, is located on the Lake’s edge and has fleets of seaplanes traveling to nearby water locations throughout Cascadia.

The Burke-Gilman Trail, is a 27 mile multi-use trail system connecting to the downtowns of Woodinville, Bothell, and Seattle. The trail was once the Seattle, Lake Shore Eastern Railway corridor, repurposed after being abandoned. Several other local recreational trails branch off of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

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