There is so much to love about Renton: the Seattle Seahawks' headquarters and training facility is here; the Federal Reserve shreds money here; and a Renton-built Boeing 737 takes off or lands somewhere in the world every 2.2 seconds.
Renton is the fourth-lar
gest city in King County—a 24-square-mile community at the south end of Lake Washington with more than 92,000 residents. Houses here are affordable, so many staff choose to live in Renton. The median single-family home price is $340,000.
Renton excels at retail—with Washington’s only Fry’s Electronics and IKEA stores, and a new mixed-use lifestyle center called The Landing. The city has more than a dozen miles of trails and 28 public parks, including Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park with its nearly 1.5 miles of Lake Washington waterfront.
Renton’s calendar is filled with special events—a fishing derby for kids, an old-fashioned Fourth of July
community picnic and fireworks display, and IKEA Renton River Days
, a summertime festival that includes a parade, sports events, live music, food, crafts, and much more.
With easy access to three major freeways, Renton is in the middle of everything. Sea-Tac Airport is 10 minutes away. Seattle is an 18-minute drive (outside of rush hour). In an hour and a half, you can get to Mt. Rainier, and in 2½ hours you’ll reach the Pacific Ocean.