Located on the south shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a lakefront city offering spectacular views of the Olympics, the Cascades and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River, which runs through the heart of downtown, also provides an abundance of natural beauty. Renton offers a unique quality of life, a strong sense of community and excellent personal opportunities for residents and businesses.
Beautiful parks, safe streets, a growing downtown and abundant housing, all make Renton the right choice to live, work and play. As a full service and financially sound community, the city offers outstanding police and fire protection, superior street maintenance and our own supply of water. While Renton’s rich history stretches back to the 1850’s, it officially became a city in 1901. Today, Renton is a community of more than 54,000 residents, with another 33,000 people employed within the city limits.
Download the Renton Community Profile for a brief history, neighborhoods, list of schools, parks, restaurants, utilities and emergency phone numbers. (PDF)