Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Renton

Located at the south end of Lake Washington, many homes in Renton afford beautiful views of the lake, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascade Mountains. Renton offers a unique quality of life and a strong sense of community. Beautiful parks, safe streets, and a growing downtown area make Renton popular with professionals and families alike.


Renton was an important salmon-fishing area for Native Americans, due to its location at the mouth of the Cedar River. Europeans settled the area in the 1860’s, and industries such as coal mining, clay production, and timber exporting were prevalent. Boeing built their Renton factory during World War II, and the plant is now the final assembly point for 737’s.

Points of Interest

Renton has a historic downtown area as well as more recent commercial developments such as the Renton Landing, which is home to an outdoor mall and multi-family housing. The 57-acre Gene Coulon Park on Lake Washington is a popular destination for families, and Cedar River Park offers access to numerous hiking trails.