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Renton [5] is a city located in King County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 50,052.

Get in

Access to Renton from Bellevue and Seattle is via Interstate 405. From south King County, via State Route 167, and from the Southeast part of the county, via State Route 169.

Get around

Metro Transit (electric or diesel city buses) actually works pretty well. The web trip planner is straightforward and accurate, as long as your bus is on time.

Sound Transit (diesel and hybrid buses, trains) is more expensive, but has many convenient express routes that travel South (to Tacoma), East (Redmond, Bellevue), and North (Bothell, Lynnwood).


  • Coulon Beach Park', situated on Lake Washington is home to Ivars and Kidd Valley and right next to the Renton Boeing plant.


  • Mountain biking. Try riding "The Tapeworm" in Philip Arnold Park. Other trails are in this park, as well.



  • IKEA, [6] the Swedish big box furniture mart has an outlet in South Renton, and contributes to the Renton River Days.
  • Frys, [7] a new commer to the region, Frys sits on one of the old Boeing parking lots.



  • Vince's, 2815 NE Sunset Blvd., [8].



  • Holiday Inn, One South Grady Way, +1 425 226-7700, [1].
  • SpringHill Suites Seattle South/Renton, 200 SW 19th Street, +1 425 226-4100 (fax: +1 425 226-4191), [2].
  • TownePlace Suites Seattle South/Renton, 300 SW 19th Street, +1 425 917-2000 (fax: +1 425 917-2002), [3].
  • Renton Residence Inn, 200 SW 19th Street, 4252264100, [4]. $129-$159.

Get out

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