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Kent, WA

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The 79,000 people of Kent, Washington, have a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier and live in a city known for its sports. Once a farming and manufacturing community, the city is now a major suburb for Seattle and shipping for produce.

Getting Around in Kent, WA

While there is excellent mass transportation available into Seattle, Kent is not that walkable, and owning a car will be a consideration when searching for your Kent apartment.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Kent is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.55%
  • 16.44%
  • 3.29%

Dart Bars

<p>For nightlife, there's one place that does it all. Gonzo's is a sports bar, nightclub, and even a dart bar, and the patrons are friendly. It's located right next to Lake Meridian and a great place to meet new people. The Spectrum offers a good bar and pool and sometimes offers music too.</p>

Asian Cuisine

<p>Because of its location on the Puget Sound, you'll find fantastic Asian style restaurants. Bai Tong gets high rankings for Thai food, and locals who travel to Thailand swear its better than what you get in Bangkok. You'll also find Indian, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese in plentiful numbers with great foods. If you crave good old American diner food, then Sara's Coffee Shop or Maggie's on Meeker are the places to try. Remember to that with such great public transportation, it's possible to go up to Seattle for big nights out and not worry about driving.</p>