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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$313,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,248
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Renton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    152
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    143
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    818
    500
  • Theft
    3,800
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,041
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,050
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Renton, WA is a city with a centralized location, abundant things to do and many nice parks and recreational areas. We have two public libraries in our city, one of which sits on a bridge crossing the Cedar River. We also have many neighborhood parks, including Gene Coulan Beach Park and Maplewood Golf Course. Renton also hosts a downtown shopping area (the Renton Landing), many events such as the annual Renton River Days and the annual farmer's market and an annual fireworks display at Gene Coulan Beach Park. We also are home to a great trade school: Renton Technical College and are within driving distance of other institutions of higher learning. We also have many convenient bus routes that run within and through the city. Lastly, we are very close to hospitals and neighboring cities such as Seattle, Tukwila, Kent, Fairwood, Issaquah, Newcastle and Bellevue. This is a great city that balances small town sentiment and big city opportunities.
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Renton is a beautiful place to work and live. It is one of the most affordable places to live in King County. Located only 11 miles south of downtown Seattle, it has spectacular views of Lake Washington, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mt. Rainier.
Offering plenty of recreation and natural attractions, there are more than 29 parks and trails to discover. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a 53-acre park (highly rated for children). Other activities include an 18-hole golf course, a skate park, community/neighborhood/senior centers, 2 libraries, and a history museum.
Renton is conveniently located to the University of Washington and a technical college. The city's public schools are nationally recognized.
A variety of community arts/entertainment exists, including 3 performing arts theaters, the Renton City Concert Band, the Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the IKEA Performing Arts Center. There are a number of boutique shops, the Antiques District, and many locally-owned restaurants.
Ive lived in Renton a majority of my life (15+ Years); I can tell you that I have never had a problem living in this city. I went to Middle/ High school here and I've experienced most of the things I've done so far in life in this city. I love living here. With that said, of course there are places you dont want to be in at night, but then again, so are there in every other city and state. Overall, I grade it a 4. If you are looking for a house here in Washington State, i suggest looking in Renton first!