All you need to know about Renton

Renton is a city in the USA located just 12 miles south of Seattle and Bellevue in King County, Washington. Renton furnished apartments provide a base for corporate travellers and business stays who are both working in the city or commuting to the nearby cities of Tacoma, Seattle, and Bellevue.  The city is home to a thriving business district as well as headquarters of significant companies and ever-increasing tourism industry.

The area of Renton was an important piece of land for Native Americans, and Renton was an important place for salmon fishing and trade among the natives. Renton was first inhabited by European settlers in the 1800s and the founding and establishment of the town happened in 1875. It was incorporated as a city in 1901 when the area became more industrialised due to coal mining and timber production increasing in the area. With the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in 1916, the city had its flood risk decreased significantly and the population of the area grew. During World War II Renton shot to prominence when Boeing chose Renton to produce the B-29 Superfortress, leading to another boom in population growth and urban development.

The city now benefits from an economic base predominantly focused on manufacturing and technology. Renton is still home to the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division as well as other important companies such as IKEA, Providence Health and Services, and the gaming company, Wizards of the Coast. Renton’s continuous economic growth and expansions have brought in further business to the city from across the region and continue to draw consumers annually. Recent years has seen Renton rejuvenate and redevelop with numerous retail, residential and revitalization projects in the midst. Furnished apartments in Renton situate guests close to the business and corporations in the area along with transport links and attractions.

Tourism also continues to fund Renton’s economy. The city’s location near to famous film sites, other cities, and its position on the banks of Lake Washington, make it a prime location for tourism hotspots and attractions. Corporate housing in Renton allows guests to enjoy this array of attractions and helps guests take advantage of the area whilst on business. The surrounding area of Renton is peppered with stunning countryside and preserves including the Cougar Mountain Regional Park, Lake Sammamish State Park, and Squak Mountain. All of these beautiful open spaces allow for tranquil and peaceful walks in the countryside.

Renton is served by a metro system and regular buses that serve the inner city and links to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and Tacoma. The nearest airport to Renton is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is situated 7 miles west of the city centre and can be reached by bus.

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