Seattle is growing at a rapid pace, and it is only getting more crowded and more expensive. The region is booming with growing success of all of the industries that make up the diverse economy of the Puget Sound. Companies are growing, jobs are increasing, and investment is pouring in. With more and more people pouring into Seattle and Bellevue to work, prices and places are struggling to keep up.
For those unfamiliar with Renton, it is the up and coming sister city that is welcoming the overflow with gorgeous views and prices that are still affordable. Here are the top three reasons to consider living in Renton instead.
1) Save yourself the commute if you work for Boeing, Providence Health, or Paccar
Many workers are pouring into the Puget Sound region, not just into companies located in Seattle and Bellevue. Renton is the home of many companies, but for any traveling engineer, nurse, or professional coming to the region for one of the companies above, it’s best to keep the commute short and sweet. The Seattle and Bellevue traffic can be brutal during peak hours. The drive between Renton and Seattle, and Renton and Bellevue is very short during off-peak hours, which makes it perfect for play and leisure.
2) Gorgeous views at a fraction of the price.
There are beautiful views all over Western Washington, but Renton has a beautiful variety of landscapes. From the Renton Highlands, to the Cascades and Mt. Rainier, to Lake Washington, you can find places to live with breathtaking views of the water, the mountains, and the valley without having to pay the premiums you would find in Seattle or Bellevue.
3) You have way more options.
Whether it’s food, shopping or entertainment, Renton is centrally located close to everything you might want. Aside from the concentration of restaurants, shopping, bars and activities in Renton Landing, it’s also a short distance from great hiking and camping too. Besides that, a quick ride down the 405 in either direction North or South will land you in Bellevue or Tukwila and all the options they have too.
For those who are new to the Pacific Northwest, and looking for an affordable place to live with all of the amenities anyone could need, Renton is definitely on the rise as a destination. Seasoned travelers and newbies alike will find plenty of hidden gems in and around Renton, though they won’t stay hidden for long.
Sunrise Suites Highlander has all the best that Renton has to offer, and with its convenient location right by the 405 on-ramp, it is the ideal location for anyone looking for a furnished luxury apartment at a reasonable price, with all the flexibility of a hotel.