Located 18 miles from Seattle and Tacoma, Kent is home to Kent Station filled with dining, shopping, and entertainment options with the Showare center across the street, home of the Seattle Thunderbirds. Kent Station also offers the Sounder Commuter Rail that makes it convenient to travel south towards Lakewood or north to Seattle. Originally known as an agricultural community, Kent is now recognized as an industrial center and is home to several company headquarters including R.E.I., Oberto Sausage Company, and Seattle Bicycle Supply.
The Normandy Park neighborhood lies along the shores of Puget Sound, bordered by Burien and Des Moines. It is a small waterfront community, with about 6,500 residents, who have a high sense of pride in maintaining an environment that is suitable for those looking for a quiet, quaint, and family oriented environment. Grab some coffee at the local café, Normandy Perk, where they serve day changing coffee or head over to the Normandy Park Ale House for some ale and spirits.
Less than five miles south of Normandy Park is the city of Des Moines. Visit Saltwater State Park with its saltwater beach front, rocky tide flats and artificial reefs for scuba diving. The Des Moines Marina offers moorage, fishing, crabbing, boutique shopping, restaurants and a great boardwalk to take a gander. Dine at Via Marina Pizzeria Ristorante for authentic Neopolitan pizza or try Wally’s Chowder House’s award winning New England clam chowder. Coastal living only 30 minutes south of Seattle!
Centrally located, Renton is less than 15 miles to Bellevue or Seattle and about 8 miles to Kent. Renton has access to several major highways, I-5, I-405, and SR 167, making it a desirable location to live, work, and play. Located in North Renton near the Boeing Renton Factory, The Landing, an “urban village”, offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. A few miles away is Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, a popular waterfront destination for boating, swimming, and fishing. Stay active at the beach playing tennis, volleyball, or even horseshoes. Renton is also home to the VMAC, the Seahawk’s headquarters and training facility. A popular summer happening is the Seahawks Training Camp where fans can watch and cheer on the team as they practice for the upcoming season.