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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Renton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    100
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,175
    1
  • Theft
    3,714
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    905
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,802
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Renton Reviews

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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.
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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!
Cascade-Fairwood is a subset community within the city of Renton, WA and is a lovely suburb which sits almost directly between Seattle, WA and the Northern Cascade Mountain Range. Here, one can still get that "small town" feel and be within a 15 minute drive to the big city or a 15 minute drive to some of the most beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest. We have numerous lakes, hiking trails, great public schools, a fabulous array of food choices, and it makes for a safe place to raise a family. As someone who has lived all over the West Coast for numerous years, Renton is hands-down, one of the best places to live!