Kennydale was one of many communities laid out in the Seattle area between 1898 and 1910 by real estate developer Clarence Dayton Hillman (1870-1935). Hillman. He would typically buy large tracts of land cleared by logging and sell it as lots. Kennydale was one of his first land developments and was started in 1898. He named Kennydale for his wife Bessie, whose maiden name was "Kenny."
This community has great history and great beauty in a canal on Lake Washington that gives 180 degree views from most anywhere in Lower Kennydale. Old whimsical tied in with modern, traditional is the theme this area projects. Many new and exciting developments in the Renton area that make Lower Kennydale one of the most attractive places to be in Western Washington.
With the new "Landing" retail and apartment community being built near Boeing field and right at the end of Lake Washington Blvd. There are so many ammenities within a mile or two of Kennydale.
Also, the announcement made at the end of 2006 that our heroic Seahawks would be building their training facility right in the Lower Kennydale community. The facility is finished and already for use for the 2008 season. What an exciting time for new things while taking a moment to remember how Lower Kennydale was originated in the early 1900's.
If you are new to the area or have further questions about Lower Kennydale feel free to contact me.