Lake Forest Park + Kenmore

City Profile

VIBE
Outdoor-Focused ⋅ Parklike ⋅ Contemporary
NOTABLE
Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are quietly triangulated between Shoreline and the Snohomish county cities of Mountlake Terrace Brier. Enriched with parks, incredible water views, and an alcove of waterfront homes, this area offers an oasis-like setting just north of Seattle.
SIZE
Lake Forest Park: 13,000 residents, Kenmore: 22,000
HOUSING
Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos
The city of Lake Forest Park neighbors Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Kenmore. It is well known for its neighborhood parks, quiet streets and respectable schools. Real estate in the area includes midcentury single-family homes built on medium to large lots, and a handful of multifamily apartment and condominium buildings. You will also find homes still standing from the 20th century. Though there has been a significant amount of development, Lake Forest Park remains well-known for the nature surrounding the city. Seattle residents originally moved here to be outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city and in 1961, officially incorporated Lake Forest Park.
Kenmore is a wonderful place to live with terrific neighborhoods, friendly people and diverse housing choices. It features spectacular local and state parks, a regional paved trail, and a highly-recognized school district. Kenmore was ranked #1 by Seattle Magazine for "Best Metropolitan Neighborhoods to Live.“ Locally, Saint Edwards State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in the City of Seattle to the City of Bothell where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. Part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor,” the BGT is a paved, off-road facility over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard. The trail crosses Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, the University District and View Ridge within the City of Seattle, as well as the cities of Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Bothell.

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