Kenmore – One of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in America for 2009

The American Planning Association through its Great Spaces in America program has named the Village of Kenmore to its top ten list of communities for 2009.  Neighborhoods are judged on several criteria including architectural features, functionality, accessibility to services and community integration. The ten communities listed alphabetically by state are:

Bungalow Heaven, Pasedena, CA

Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, LA

The Haymarket, Lincoln, NB

Village of Kenmore, Tonawanda, NY

Ladd’s Addition, Portland, OR

Franklin Historic District, Frankln, TN

Montrose, Houston, TX

Historic Hilton Village, Newport News, VA

Browne’s Addition, Spokane, WA

The American Planning Association had this to say about Kenmore:

“Buffalo’s first bedroom community and streetcar suburb, Kenmore is a quaint village with its own mayor, trustees, and police and fire departments. Here you’ll find tree-lined streets and exceptional views of the Queen City’s skyline. Sidewalks line both sides of every street making this compact neighborhood — one of the 100 most dense incorporated places in the U.S. (2000 Census) — a pedestrian’s delight. Nearly every residence is within a quarter-mile walk of a bus stop and low traffic volumes bring bicyclists to neighborhood streets.”

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