Renton is situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle on the southeast shore of Lake Washington. Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is also home to a growing number of well-known manufacturing, technology, and healthcare organizations. It also features a historic downtown, biking on lush urban trails, lots of fine dining, many views of Mount Rainier.
About 101,900 people as of 2020.
52.7% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 40/100. Bike Score of 35/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Renton School District (majority) with parts in the Issaquah, Kent, and Tahoma School Districts.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park spans 57 acres of developed parkland where you can try land-based and water-related recreational activities. The park has amenities to entertain visitors of all ages, such as picnic sites, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a fishing pier, and a swimming beach with restrooms. The Renton Sailing Center is a non-profit organization established in 1965 has skilled instructors to walk you through the sport of sailing.
Riverview Park is an 11-acre recreation ground that serves as a vital part of the Cedar River Greenway System. The Greenway covers more than 550 acres of parks, open spaces, trails, and a golf course along the Cedar River. The site is perfect for strolls and picnicking while standing in awe of the lush greenery and local wildlife. Riverview Park also has access to the river trail, and you may launch canoes and kayaks through the soft-surface route to the river.
Cedar River Trail Park is a 24-acre park at the mouth of Cedar River, where it flows north into Lake Washington. Admire the scenic views as you rest in the picnic areas near the water, or observe blue herons, ospreys, bald eagles, and other birds in their natural habitat. The park is also a spot to see the annual salmon migration in the Cedar River Watershed. Just alongside the Cedar River Trail, the four-acre Cedar River Dog Park awaits dogs and dog-loving visitors.
The Renton History Museum gives a glimpse of Renton's rich history, highlighting significant places, people, and events throughout the city. Located in the historic downtown Renton, you can choose between the two self-guided walking tours offered at Renton History Museum to explore the city's past. Aside from the tours, the Renton History Museum also hosts changing exhibits, programs, publications, and events where tourists can ponder Renton's evolving story.
The Jimi Hendrix Memorial is a historical landmark dedicated to rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century due to his extraordinary musical language and innovative style. The landmark is a place for fans of Hendrix to come together, celebrate his legacy, and draw inspiration from his life as a musician. It features a granite dome supported by a trio of pillars and several pictures and portraits of Hendrix. A new electric guitar sculpture was also installed as a fitting tribute to his historic feat.
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