Renton is located along the southernmost tip of Lake Washington northward to the Bellevue border, and on the south to the city of Kent. As of 2019, the population of Renton is estimated at 101,751 per the U.S. Census Bureau data and is ranked 8th largest city in the state of WA.
Renton has also been identified by a recent WalletHub study, dated April 19, 2021, on diversity in the U.S.A. as the #17 most diversified racial and ethnic city. Data was utilized from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Commuting is a breeze, as Renton sits in the catbird seat of the convergence of I-5, I-405, SR 167, SR 900, SR 599 as well as easy access to Seatle Tacoma International Airport, which is directly 10 minutes west.
Renton will always be associated with Boeing, but other well-known organizations have a presence here as well including the Seattle Seahawks, IKEA, Wizards of the Coast, Paccar, Taco Time, Providence Health, Kaiser Permanente, Top Golf, and Hyatt Regency to name a few.
The Cedar River runs through Renton on its way to Lake Washington, providing not only drinking water for many in King County but recreation as well. Even the KCLS Renton Library is built over the river in downtown Renton. The 17.3 mile Cedar River trail extends past Maple Valley and is for non-motorized use only, including walking, running, cycling, equestrian and skating.
There are 36 parks in Renton, and they are diverse as well. There is something for everyone including a skate park, dog park, hiking, picnicking and the ever-popular Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, with 57 acres of activities for all. Launch your boat, go swimming, paddle-boarding, fishing, playing on the new playground equipment or just lounge in the sun. This park is also home to Ivar’s Clam Lights during the holidays.
The city of Renton also owns and operates Maplewood Golf Course, as well as the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Catch a show at the Carco Theatre. Take a class at the Renton Community Center. You can even watch the salmon run in late summer.