Located in the heart of Washington's Puget Sound area, Renton sits aside Lake Washington and is 13 miles south of Seattle. With a population of just under 80,000 people, it is a city with great views and a great lifestyle.
Renton WA has a lovely downtown area that is very walkable. The city has convenient access to Interstate 5 (via I-405) making it a nice option for those that want to commute into Seattle. The Sounder Commuter Rail has a commuter rail system in the city that goes into Seattle, and Amtrak also has service into Seattle from Tukwila Train Depot. Most residents in Renton are dependent on a vehicle, however.
<p>Restaurants in Renton range from many locally owned places to national chain type ones. The Melrose Grill is fantastic for steaks and consistently gets great reviews. Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse has peanut shells on the floor but serves up a great burger and should be visited. Great diner food can be found at Tommy's Cafe which is the local favorite for value and service. Because of the Asian population in the Puget Sound area, you can expect to find any number of very good Chinese, Thai and Japanese places too.</p>