Kent, Washington is a hidden gem and an amazing alternative if Seattle home prices are just out of your reach. Read on if you are interested in hearing are all of the benefits of living in Kent.
Number one, it has an amazing view of Mount Ranier.
Kent’s 29.19 square miles is home to 73 different parks, making it perfect for your kids or four-legged friends!
It’s a 21-mile drive to Seattle if you are planning on commuting for work. You can expect dense traffic during rush hour, but the city of Kent also offers some great public transportation options like the Link Light Rail.
Temperatures don’t get much below 50 degrees in the winter and don’t get much higher than 78 degrees in the summer. It is the definition of a moderate climate.
Kent is the home of 130,000 people according to the 2010 census. It’s not quite a small town, but it also doesn’t have near the amount of hustle and bustle you’ll find in larger cities. It is the perfect medium size town with plenty of amenities like restaurants and shopping.
Can you say hiking and camping? Kent is home to some amazing trails such as Kanaskat State Park, Saltwater State Park, and Flaming Geyser park that sits over a pocket of gas which naturally lights a torch. In the summer you will have a head start on all Seattlites with quick access to Angle Lake, Lake Wilderness, or Maury Island Marine Park.
Kent has some quality education, with plenty of options. There are two high schools, two middle schools, and more than a handful of elementary and pre-K. You can find out more about the entire school district here.
For more information on living in Kent, and specifically, the housing market, feel free to reach out to one of the local Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate brokers today!