Kenmore is 10 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and has benefited greatly from the Centenary Highway that gives it direct access to the City via Milton Road or Coronation Drive.
The suburb has a large number of parks and playing fields. It has easy access to outdoors activities in surrounding suburbs, including walking tracks and roads to Mt Coot-tha lookout, botanical gardens and the planetarium; boating ramps into the Brisbane River and horse riding facilities in Fig Tree Pocket and Brookfield.
There are a number of schools in the suburb, including Kenmore State School, Kenmore State High, and private Christian schools. There are a large number of restaurants as well as two large retail centres, Kenmore Village and Kenmore Plaza, located on Moggill Road.
As one of the suburbs developed during the 1950s and 1960s, Kenmore has experienced only moderate growth in median house prices during recent years. Many of the homes built in this era are losing favour with Brisbane buyers. Lately a number of these homes have experienced renovation as owners update and modernise.
Kenmore is likely to experience strong growth throughout the next decade as demand for near-city living expands into the suburbs. The suburb should continue to attract interest from those who enjoy access to a variety of facilities but still enjoy leafy urban environments.