Renton: A Great Place to Work
Renton's central location in the greater Puget Sound Region and quality business environment make the city an ideal place for companies . . . and their employees. A reverse commute on major interstates from Seattle or Bellevue, 11 and eight miles away respectively, means less time spent in the car. There are also abundant public transportation options available with frequent Metro and Sound Transit bus service, as well as commuter rail access.
Renton has been chosen by some of the largest and oldest companies in Washington, like The Boeing Company and PACCAR, as well as the latest generation of industry, like game maker Wizards of the Coast and software publisher TOPICS Entertainment. Renton is also home to Valley Medical Center, the oldest and largest hospital district in the state of Washington, and the Northwest Mountain Region office of the Federal Aviation Administration. The City is excited about new major employers like the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Seattle Seahawks, plus numerous smaller businesses that have started in or moved to Renton in recent years.
There's plenty to do in the city before or after work...or even during the lunch hour:
- Renton boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita of the major cities in Washington. Before heading home from work, there are great places to enjoy a drink with co-workers. For a quick break, coffee shops are ever present. In fact, epodunk.com recently listed Renton as the medium-sized city with the most Starbucks per capita in the nation.
- Exercise and recreation opportunities abound. The city offers a community center with a full gym, weight room and fitness classes. There are also several private health clubs within the city. There are many opportunities in Renton to learn a new skill after work, from kayaking at Cascade Canoe and Kayak Center to glassblowing at Uptown Glassworks or dance at Evergreen City Ballet.
- Team sports such as softball, basketball and volleyball with co-workers also can be enjoyed through the City of Renton's Recreation Division. And, there are many parks in the city that provide a chance to get away from the office. The Cedar River Trail offers 4.5 miles of paved pathway to run, bike, skate, or walk and the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park provides numerous recreational activities with beautiful views and access to Lake Washington.
- Want to shop at lunch or in the evening? Enjoy destination stores, boutique shops and an Antique District.
- And there are always special events. In the winter take in the Clam Lights festival at Coulon Park. In the summer stop by the Farmers Market and get fresh local produce and herbs for home. Stay for a while and enjoy live music or learn a few cooking tips from cooking demonstrations led by renowned local chefs. On Wednesday evenings, stay for a picnic dinner and free concerts at Coulon Park. There's always something going on in Renton.