Renton: A Great Place to Live
- Quality education and healthcare: Renton boasts nationally recognized public schools, an excellent technical college, and is within driving distance of higher education institutions. Residents can access world class medical care and physicians in Renton and at the region's award-winning hospitals and medical centers.
- Abundant recreational options: Renton has more than 29 parks and trails to explore. The most popular is Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington. The 53-acre park was rated by the Seattle Times as one of the top five parks in the Seattle area for children. The Recreation Division offers team sports and individual activities. Plus, an 18-hole golf course, a skate park, community center, a neighborhood center, senior center, two libraries, and a history museum.
- Lively community-based arts and entertainment: The Renton community supports a vibrant array of public and private arts and entertainment, including three performing arts theatres, the Renton City Concert Band and Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center is a dynamic venue to catch a performance by regional groups and international artists.
- Vibrant shopping and dining options: There are many places to shop and dine in Renton. From destination shopping to boutique shops and downtown Renton's Antiques District. Local restauranteurs offer a variety of dining options.
Renton is not only a great place to live, it's also a safe place to live. In the 2004 Citizen Survey, 93 percent of respondents reported feeling safe in Renton and more than 90 percent of respondents gave the Renton Fire Department and the Renton Police Department passing grades.