Located in Washington State in the United States, Renton is a city situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle. Renton is on the southeast shore of Lake Washington and sits at the mouth of the Cedar River. This has long been an important salmon fishing area for the Native American population. With spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier, the area of Renton has a rich music history. This is the final resting place for legend Jimi Hendrix.
The largest health care system in the United States is Providence Health & Services, which is headquartered in Renton. Other companies headquartered in the area include Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Capital, and Wizards of the Coast. Renton offers many options for serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is a thriving arts community in Renton. This is home to America’s oldest theatrical performing arts organization - the Valley Community Players. The players offer visual arts at the Renton History Museum and the Carco Theater. They also perform at the annual River Days festival in the summer. Ezell’s is a great southern restaurant in Renton serving fried chicken, sweet potato pie and peach cobbler. The Tea Palace Asian Restaurant and Banquet is the largest fine Asian cuisine banquet restaurant in the Pacific Northwest. It serves Dim Sum each day for lunch.
The nearest major airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Seattle, Washington and is 6 miles from the center of Renton. The King County International Airport and Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base are also in the region and are 7 and 14 miles respectively from the city center. Renton is served by King County Metro and Sound Transit Express buses. Interstate 405 runs through Renton and connects to Interstate 5 which connects to Seattle in the north and Tacoma in the south.