Sitting on the southern shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a lakefront community offering its residents spectacular views and ample recreational opportunities. With the Cascades and Mount Rainer as the backdrop of the town and the Cedar River running through its heart, Renton provides plenty of natural beauty. The community's high quality of living, lower-than-average housing prices and friendly, close-knit community makes it the ideal place to settle down and raise a family. Many business professionals have chosen to purchase homes in Renton as they enjoy life in the beautiful state of Washington.
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Renton is a thriving community, and as reported in the 2010 census, the town had 90,927 residents. With an average age of 35.2 years, the community is one that draws families and young professionals. Renton boasts more affordable housing options than nearby, larger cities with an average home value of $346,000. Beautiful and spacious single-family homes are common in Renton, but buyers will also find a number of town homes and condos as well. Waterfront property is a common trend for those shopping for homes in the area because this is a lakefront community.
The Renton School District is the primary district for students in the community; however, some portions of the city are served by the Issaquah School District and the Kent School District. Washington offers parents interdistrict choices. Students can attend any school in the district, and some students may be eligible for scholarship funds to attend private schools. Maplewood Heights Elementary School, McKnight Middle School and Lindbergh Senior High School are the top rated area public schools.
Renton locals can take advantage of the abundant recreational opportunities in the community. The city has over 29 parks and trails to explore. One of the most popular is the 53-acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, located on Lake Washington. With its beach, waterfront access, playgrounds and sand volleyball courts, this park provides ample opportunities for recreation. Henry Moses Aquatic Center Water Park is a popular spot during summer months. Indian Trail, home of the Far County Falls, is a popular place to hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Renton.
Renton's dining opportunities include everything from five-star steakhouses to simple fast food options. Some of the most popular restaurants in the town include the French-inspired Peyrassol Cafe and the steaks at Melrose Grill. The Blossom Vegetarian Restaurant is another popular and unique choice. When it's time to shop, The Landing offers exceptional shopping experiences in an outdoor mall environment.
Employment opportunities are abundant for Renton community residents. New businesses are drawn to the area by its business-friendly economy. Some of the area's top employers include: Boeing Company, employing over 14,000 people; the Valley Medical Center, employing over 2,000 people; and Paccar, employing over 1,200 people. The Renton School District and the Federal Aviation Administration round out the major area employers.
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