Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Kenmore Moving Company and it is our pleasure to give an overview of Kenmore, Washington.
Kenmore is 14 miles north of Seattle with the borders of its 3,960 acres encompassing all of the north shore of Lake Washington and a significant portion of the northeastern shore, too. The Sammamish River runs east to west and bisects the city into northern and southern halves as it connects Lake Sammamish with Lake Washington. Founded in 1901, the city’s name originated with Scotsman, John McMasters, who named it after the Canadian town in which he had met his wife, Annie. During Prohibition, Kenmore was a favorite of the Seattle social community since it was far enough out of Seattle that the revenuers ignored it. The weekends were known to be rowdy and busy through the 1940s.
Incorporated in 1998, a more friendly and civilized atmosphere pervades Kenmore, where its first mayor’s slogan, “Courtesy is contagious,” is still a perfect fit. While in some ways now a bedroom community, Kenmore has a significant independent economic core centered around durable goods, building materials, special trade contracting, auctioneering and it is also the home of Kenmore Air, the largest wholly float plane-based airline in the nation. Thriving city retail and service businesses abound with a variety of quaint shops and eateries.
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Kenmore had its own school district for many years and built its first school in 1914, then in 1916 consolidated with Bothell. Northshore School District is highly respected and recent state standardized testing scores places Northshore students well above average in comparison to other Washington students. The district serves a student population of 20,713. With 1,127 full-time classroom teachers, the district’s overall student/teacher ratio is 18.4/1. They allocate approximately $3,944 per pupil for instructional expenses. The classroom teachers average 13.9 years of experience and 62.1% have a masters degree or higher. Higher education options include the University of Washington as well as the Kenmore based Bastyr University.
Seattle Magazine ranked Kenmore as one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in the NW Metroplex for 2006. Locally there are 11 parks including the Burke Gilman Trail, a 32 mile walking skating, biking trail alongside the Sammamish River that goes from Redmond to Seattle. Local opportunities include indoor pools, bowling lanes, a waterfront park, public boat ramp, a state park, and a PGA golf course.
Kenmore has all the camping, fishing, hiking, biking, bird and wildlife watching options. Adult entertainment is available at casinos and nightclubs and for those to whom the arts are important, museums, ballet, symphony, opera and theater are all just a short distance. Many community volunteer choices exist and local churches offer the opportunity for a vibrant spiritual life. A city full of greenbelts and leafy-green areas, Kenmore has many upscale homes overlooking the lake and has seen real estate prices rise steadily over the past few years.
Hansen Bros. is the leading Kenmore Moving Company. For more information about storage needs or moving to or from Kenmore, Washington, please call Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage at 1-888-300-7222 or contact us.