The Ideal Mix of Business, Family, and Opportunity
There is an excellent quality of life in Renton that is supported by strong neighborhoods, new development, essential community resources, and a healthy mix of leisure activities. Renton is not just a great place to work, but the perfect city to call home.
The median value of a home in Renton is lower than the surrounding areas including Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and the rest of King County, making Renton attractive and affordable.
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There are 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools in Renton. There are also two alternative high schools, a Virtual Academy, and a H.O.M.E. program. The district benefits from highly qualified teachers who are masters in their designated subject areas and have access to technology that enhances student learning. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) implemented at Renton High School has been recognized by the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) at the U.S. Department of Education for improving access to educational opportunities and fostering greater equity in rigorous course-taking.
Leisure & Pleasure Activities
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is among the most popular of Renton’s parks. It boasts 57 acres of land and water at the southeast corner of Lake Washington, and activities and amenities abound: eight boat-launch lanes, four picnic shelters, playground equipment, two tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, fishing pier, swimming area, over 1.5 miles of paved walking trails, food concessions, and more. The park sees 1.5 million visitors every year.
In addition to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton has 28 other public parks, a 190-acre public golf course, 13 miles of trails, and 813 acres of public open space. It also has a few unique and Renton-exclusive sites that attract residents and visitors alike:
- Henry Moses Aquatic Center – Water slides; 9,000 square foot leisure pool with wave machine, lazy river, island lagoon, and a water play structure; and a 3,300 square foot, six-lane lap pool
- Jimi Hendrix Memorial – A memorial project at Greenwood Cemetery that honors the late Jimi Hendrix, one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century
- Renton Downtown – Thoughtful, human-scaled urbanism is the foundation of downtown Renton where there’s no shortage of boutique shops, restaurants, cultural and historical points of interest, antiques dealers, parks, special events, and festivals. The Landing – 614,000 square feet of retail stores adjacent to Boeing’s 737 manufacturing site – is downtown Renton’s unique shopping and dining destination. The Landing includes local and national retail shops, lively cafes, and urban residential living (880 residential units).
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