Keep the bikinis on the beach

In the Seattle Magazine’s August issue, Kenmore is ranked No. 1 out of 110 best-known neighborhoods to live in. We were ranked No. 1 in lowest crime rate, on the best median home prices, on having the highest percentage of students in the fourth grade that passed the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test, on breathtaking park acreage and commute time. In fact, we were ranked No. 1 over Bellevue and Redmond neighborhoods. (Web editor's note: Actually, it was ranked No. 3 on the magazine's Best Suburban Neighborhoods list (PDF) and the numbers aren't necessarily ranked top to bottom.)

In the Seattle Magazine’s August issue, Kenmore is ranked No. 1 out of 110 best-known neighborhoods to live in. We were ranked No. 1 in lowest crime rate, on the best median home prices, on having the highest percentage of students in the fourth grade that passed the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test, on breathtaking park acreage and commute time. In fact, we were ranked No. 1 over Bellevue and Redmond neighborhoods.

What are these barista stands thinking? I am happy to hear that the City Hall officials are aware of it. But if they want our neighborhood to continue to be ranked No. 1, immediate policies must be implemented before we lose our hard-earned image. I certainly don’t want to be known as the Best Friendly neighborhood two for a price of one shot.

Lulani Tomaszewski, Kenmore


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