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5 interesting facts you didn’t know about Renton

Renton is one of the most livable cities in Washington in terms of education, jobs, recreation and quality of living. It is also the 8th largest cities of Washington. It was once known as a coal mining and timber town. Now, it is popular for its’ Boeing 737 assembly plant. Here are some interesting facts about Rendon that you probably didn’t know about.

1. It is the home of Seahawks. In 2008 they moved to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) in Renton. It is located on 19 acres of land on Lake Washington. It is the second largest NFL facility. The fans can watch their favorite players practice during training camp sessions.

2. Hollywood star Clint Eastwood used to live in Renton. He worked as a lifeguard at Renton’s Kennydale Beach. Then he moved to L.A. to pursue his acting career.

3. The legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix is buried at the Renton’s Greenwood Memorial Park. Sean Kinney, the drummer for Alice in Chains, also lived in Renton.

4. Since 1986, every summer Renton River Days festival is held in Renton. There are performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus, a parade, Nibble of Renton, and the Rubber Ducky Derby. The event brings in the whole community together every year.

5. Renton has one of the lowest crime rates in Washington. The common crimes committed here are property or vehicle-related crimes.

Radon is a great place to live. With some of the biggest businesses operating here and good education system, job opportunity is huge here. The price of properties is low also compared to the neighboring regions. Radon is also known for its rich history and natural beauty.

About Joseph Hudson

Joseph is a long time local from Renton, and contributor for the Piazza Renton blog. He's a photographer by day and also enjoys playing video games with his 2 sons, Murphy and Jacob.