Introduction to Renton, Washington
Renton, Washington, in King county, is 10 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. It's situated along the shore of Lake Washington and is part of the Puget Sound region. Majestic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Ranier and the Cascade Mountains can be seen from the city. The Cedar River flows through Renton. Boeing, PACCAR, the game maker Wizards of the Coast, the internet company Classmates.com and software publisher TOPICS Entertainment have facilities in the city.
The Duwamish were the original inhabitants. Pioneers established settlements beginning in the 1850's. In 1873 the Renton Coal Company was founded. The city was established in 1901. Between 1920 and 1930 Renton developed into a prominent urban center. The Boeing Airplane Company was manufacturing planes During World War II and was a major employer.
- Renton River Days
- Valley Community Players
- Renton History Museum
- Moonlight Movies
- Renton City Concert Band
- Clam Lights Festival
- Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
- Summer Teen Musical
- Renton Farmers Market
Renton incudes a large number of parks and trails. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, situated at Lake Washington is a popular destination. The Cedar River Trail offers scenic views. The Henry Moses Aquatic Center is popular with families. Black River Riparian Forest, May Creek Natural Area, Renton Wetlands, Honey Creek Natural Area, the Springbrook Watershed and Panther Creek Wetlands are some of the scenic nearby nature areas.
Philip Arnold Park is popular for mountain biking. The Cascade Canoe and Kayak Center is nearby. The Maplewood Golf Course is popular with golf enthusiasts. Residents enjoy the entertainment and professional sports teams located in nearby Seattle. The scenic Cascades and Mt. Ranier are close by and offer a variety of outdoor activities.
The city is served by the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The city is provided transportation by King County Metro and Sound Transit Express buses. The municipality offers commuter rail access.