Located 11 miles southeast of Seattle and on the south shores of Lake Washington, Renton, Washington, is an ideally placed community for people who love living near natural wonder and a world-class city. Nearby transportation corridors make getting around relatively easy, while a bounty of parks and green space offer families beautiful retreats. Home to a final assembly point for Boeing 737 aircraft, as well as other industries, Renton is an important center of employment.
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Housing StatisticsRenton is situated in King County and is home to about 95,000 people. The end of August 2013 saw Renton with a median home list price of $348,480, which represented a 22 percent increase from the year before. The median sales price for the May through July period was $295,000, an 11.5 percent increase from the previous year based on 607 sales. Renters comprise 42 percent of people living in Renton and the vacancy rate is 7.5%. Rent to own houses represent a small, but viable part of the real estate market in Renton. The median age of homes in the city is 25 years and the average monthly rent for all properties is $1,055.
Local Events and Festivals Renton is a city that loves its festivals. The biggest of the year comes in late July and is termed Renton River Days. Families can enjoy a parade, arts and craft events, stage entertainment, plenty of food options and sporting events spread out over multiple locations over several days. The Renton Historical Museum offers free admission during River Days and the Annual Art Show has become a local tradition that goes back more than 50 years. It is divided into three divisions and all art work displayed is available for sale. Events like an annual golf tournament and scavenger hunt add to River Days fun. The Harvest Festival happens in early October and features vendors, entertainment and family fun. The Spring Festival gives a chance to celebrate the new season. Annual Fourth of July fireworks, a car show, a concert series at Coulon Park and the Farmers Market are more fun diversions in the city.
Active NightlifeRenton has an active and varied nightlife. From well-known chains to unique options like the Berliner Pub, restaurants in town have great food to get your night started. Great pubs with fine handcrafted brews on tap are a Pacific Northwest tradition and Renton has several to choose from. A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub has everything you would expect from a top-notch joint with an Irish theme. Get your dance groove on at the 888 Lounge, Club Monte Carlo, or Nations PubLiq. Bender's Bar is a favorite for karaoke fun. Vino at the Landing is a classic wine bar with great snacks, Several sports bars give fans great locations to cheer on their favorite teams with friends. Creative Bus is a Renton company that will provide transport for you and your crew when you want to hit the town.
Renton Neighborhoods Renton has dozens of recognized neighborhoods that include historic homes and established communities, as well as brand new developments. The city park system is big enough that no matter where you live, you will be near one of its green spaces. Here's a look at some of Renton's neighborhoods:
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