Known as Buffalo’s first suburb, the Kenmore neighborhood is a close-knit, peaceful village located north of the city.

Welcome to Kenmore

An award-winning neighborhood bursting with small-town charm and opportunity.

Known as Buffalo’s first suburb, the Kenmore neighborhood is a close-knit, peaceful village located north of the city. Surrounded by tree-lined streets, family-owned businesses, art galleries, and theaters, Kenmore is an up-and-coming neighborhood bursting with character and charm. The award-winning neighborhood has been called named one of the highest-rated communities in Western New York and one of the top ten great neighborhoods of the United States by the American Planning Association.

Originally part of the town of Tonawanda, the Village of Kenmore was incorporated in 1899 and was purchased to expand the farming communities south of Buffalo. Today, Kenmore is home to a thriving business district, charming neighborhoods, and a laid-back lifestyle minutes from downtown Buffalo.

What to Love

  • Unique and exciting dining options.

  • A friendly, welcoming community.

  • Affordable housing options in cozy Cape Cods, ranchers, stately Victorians, and modern apartments and condominiums.

Local Lifestyle

Residents enjoy the peaceful, laid-back atmosphere of Kenmore. The tight-knit community is family-friendly and with many great schools in the area, Kenmore welcomes many young families and professionals. Downtown Buffalo is minutes away by car, so residents enjoy the best of both worlds: small-town amenities within walking distance and a short commute to a bustling big city. There are many diverse and unique dining options in Kenmore and the neighborhood is known for its rich culture and thriving art scene. Living in Kenmore is perfect for those seeking a quiet and charming community close to the luxury amenities of downtown Buffalo.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

La Divina Tacos is a traditional, authentic Mexican store serving fresh street tacos and tamales. The shop has hundreds of grocery options imported from Mexico and designed to allow you to browse the shelves and enjoy your meal in the dining space. La Divina Tacos is Kenmore’s local gem and culinary secret! King Condrell’s Ice Cream & Candy Shop is a Kenmore treasure. Family-owned for over 50 years, King Condrell’s serves the best ice cream in town and is known for its excellent service and hospitality. Stop by to indulge in the old-fashioned ice cream menu or choose from hundreds of candy options, including homemade chocolate and fudge.

Performances with the Second Generation Theatre Company is a great way to experience the thriving nightlife of Kenmore. The theatre company was established in 2013 to support an emerging group of theatre-goers in Kenmore and holds performances throughout the community. They offer classes and workshops in addition to annual productions and private coaching for all ages. Bring the family to Kenmore Lanes for birthday parties, Midnight Bowling, and special events! The family-friendly space features 32 lanes, a restaurant and lounge, sports bar, and private event space for celebrations.

Things to Do

The Kenmore Farmers’ Market runs from June through October at the Kenmore Municipal Green on Sunday mornings. The market brings dozens of local food vendors and handmade artists together to support the community and features special events each week.

Kenmore Days is a popular community festival held annually over three days in June. The event has been running since the 1970s and begins with a concert on Municipal Green each year and features dozens of food trucks, live music, a carnival, an outdoor movie, vintage trucks, and an incredible fireworks show that lights up the entire Kenmore neighborhood.

VENU is Buffalo’s largest two-story concert venue and hosts local and popular artists from around the country. VENU has frequent special events, especially around the holidays, and is Kenmore’s go-to destination for a thriving nightlife experience. Showcasing talented DJs every weekend, VENU is a great spot to enjoy new music in their concert space and grab dinner and drinks in their restaurant.


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