8 of Our Favorite Restaurants in Renton, Washington

8 of Our Favorite Restaurants in Renton, Washington

In ideally located Renton, Washington, you’ll find tons of new restaurants to try. Whether at the Renton Landing, perched in the Highlands, or hidden in a downtown, brick building, Renton offers a variety of cuisines to please the entire family.

Located near the Landing and Coulon Beach, Peyrassol Café offers a selection of brunch, lunch, and dinner specials, raised, grown, and crafted locally. With firm roots in the Pacific Northwest, Peyrassol Café has, since the beginning, used local purveyors to supply their high-quality eats. (http://www.peyrassolcafe.com)

Perched in the Highlands of Renton, off State Route 900 & Duvall Avenue, is Sushi Roll Roll Roll. Consistently touted as “excellent” and a local favorite, patrons enjoy a cozy atmosphere alongside friendly service. (https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-roll-roll-roll-renton?frvs=True&osq=Restaurants)

Big Island Poke is another local hit. Created by a People of the Chubs partner, this island-style eatery quickly ravaged the hearts of residents as a go-to poke establishment. Fresh and high-quality, this place is great for your Hawaiian taste buds! (http://www.bigislandpokeinc.com/)

Offering a delight lunch and dinner menu, Vino at the Landing has melted the hearts of local with their love of wine and fine foods. Whether you’re looking for a gather space before a night out, a bottle of wine for the evening, or a fabulous place for dinner, Vino at the Landing is your place! (https://www.vinoatthelanding.com/)

Ideally boutique, Smoking Monkey Pizza has consistently been awarded for the winning recipes, including #1 Pizza in Renton, Washington. A blend of traditional and modern loves, Smoking Monkey Pizzas offer the standards, and indulge in the unique. (https://www.smokingmonkeypizza.com)

Another fan favorite and Renton Highlands establishment, The Brick Pub & Grill offers passion alongside quality and artisan cuisine. Indulge in local and fresh ingredients with their passion-driven menu of WA craft beer, NW wine, and decadent eats. (http://www.thebrickpubrenton.com/)

If you’re looking for German cuisine, the Berliner Pub has you covered! Located near the heart of downtown Renton, their menu reflects a German Beerhall with long, shared tables with traditional fares and a full-range of beers! (http://www.berlinerpub.com)

And now, one of Renton, Washington’s favorite restaurants continues to be the Melrose Grill. Highly regarded in articles by the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, and Seattle Weekly, this “Best of Western Washington” establishment brings steak to another level. (http://www.melrosegrill.com/)

Renton, Washington is an easy drive to both the Eastside and Seattle – and only minutes from the Seatac Airport.



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The Ultimate Trail Guide to the Greater Seattle Region

The Ultimate Trail Guide to the Greater Seattle Region

Even through the development and construction, Seattle and the Greater Seattle Area remain an idealistic place for outdoorspeople and our growing population of cyclists. Grabbing your bicycle and hitting a trail can be both exhilarating and allow you to explore a different side of the city.

The local enthusiasm for cycling isn’t misguided, as it serves multiple purposes and provides hours of entertainment and exercise. This ultimate bike guide will help you find the right one in your area – right outside your front door!


  • The Alki Trail. This 5.5-mile trail runs the peninsula of West Seattle along the water. Though patrons suggest you “watch for roots”, this trail is excellent for bicyclists in the city!
  • Though the Burke-Gilman Trail runs from Seattle to Bothell, this trail is a local mainstay. It’s 18.8 miles is not for the faint of heart, but it proves an exhilarating ride!
  • Comprised of asphalt, the Chief Sealth Trail is a 4-mile trail is great for urban-dwellers. If you live in South Seattle, you could probably walk to a trailhead from your home!
  • The I-90 Trail is one that is most frequented by commuters from or to the Bellevue or Seattle. At 8.8-miles, it gets in that morning exercise without setting back your days’ progress. It’s paved and well-maintained and offers wonderful views of Lake Washington.


  • The Cedar River Trail extends from Renton’s Cedar River Park into Hobart. At 15.7-miles, the trail is largely paved, but the last stretch passed the Maple Valley Trailhead comprises packed gravel.
  • This Bellevue trail, otherwise known as the Coal Creek Trail, is great for beginners who want to stay close to home. At 3.7-miles, this Bellevue to Newcastle hike comprises a dirt, grass, and woodchips surface along wide paths and a steep façade.
  • The Cross-Kirkland Corridor is in a forward trajectory, meaning the city of Kirkland sees a bright future in the form of corridor expansion. This trail currently rests at 5.8 miles and stays within the Kirkland limits.
  • The Issaquah-Preston Trail proves an endearing 4.8-mile trek through the urban wilderness. Though on the short side of Pacific Northwest trails, its largely unused and you can often find yourself the only person out!
  • The North Creek Trail is in Snohomish and stands at 7.8-miles. A step through nature, you can often birdwatch and see the abundant wildlife sifting through the underbrush.
  • Redmond is known for many things, including the Redmond Central Connector. At 2.4-miles, it’s a great way to connect the Sammamish River and Bear Creek Trails and enjoy a little loop into downtown Redmond.

North End

  • This 7.25-miles, known as the North Creek Trail, proves a beautiful display of the PNW wetlands. Abundant with nature and wildlife, you’ll be sure to find the natural beauty and feel your pressures whisked away.
  • From Bothell to Redmond, the Sammamish River Trail connects the north end with the Eastside, via this 11-mile trail. It’s a proven love of local, depicted by its heavy weekend use and well-maintained passages.
  • One of the more bolstered trails on this list, the Snohomish County Centennial Trail rests at 30.5-miles. Some segments can be fairly busy, so make sure to keep an eye out for other patrons.

South End

  • This waterside trail offers beautiful Puget Sound views and the aroma of salty water and shoreside pine trees. The Des Moines Creek Trail connects various beachfront parks, where additional challenges and mountainous terrain can be sought.
  • Running from Tukwila to Kent, the Green River Trail runs the entre 19.6-mile span. Touted for it being a “great place for exercise” and “peaceful”, the trail is excellent for cyclists of all types.
  • The Foothills trails span from Puyallup to Enumclaw and comprise roughly 30-miles. It’s clean and great for any type of ride.
  • The Soos Creek Trail run 6-miles from north to south, in Kent, Washington. A well-paved and maintained trail, the Soos Creek offers tons of scenery and numerous trailheads – some very close to you Kent home!

Even Further Out…

  • Though not exactly in our backyard, this destination-bike trail is great for getting out of the city for a day. The Chehalis Western Trail is 21.2-miles and connects every major town in Thurston County, including our capitol, Olympia.
  • The Interurban Trail is one that spans a great distance, approximately 42-miles and from Everett all the way down to Fife, and is distinguished by a “North” and “South” designation. Largely comprised of asphalt paving, this trail is great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced cyclists.
  • The Cushman Trail is great for people looking for a challenge. Although it isn’t entirely challenging, it offers a bit of variety nestled between beautiful backdrops and the smell of northwestern pine.

The Pacific Northwest and the Greater Seattle area is abundant with cyclists, and our cities are further accommodation of a new favorite pastime. Endless more can be found on the local city websites and Washington State Trails Association website.

Think we missed an important trail? Leave the name in the comments below!


3 Recreation-Heavy Parks in Renton, Washington

3 Recreation-Heavy Parks in Renton, Washington

The Pacific Northwest is known for many thing – astounding beauty being one of them. Medina to the north is known as “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation and continues to be a leader in urban tree codes. Though Renton has seen tons of development since the turn of the century, there are still plenty of parks and outdoor spaces to indulge in.

The Cedar River Park is more than just the 23-acre green space it appears to be. Across the Cedar River is the Cedar River Trail and the Cedar River Trail Off Leash Area. Situated along the Maple Valley Highway, it features a massive infrastructure of recreation, including the Renton Community Center, Carco Theater, and the Henry Moses Aquatic Center.

The Off-Leash Dog Park is a huge feature for dog lovers in the south end, which offers 4-acres of fenced, off-leash area for pups. There’s even a smaller section for shy and/or small dogs. Though linked, it is separate and ready for your dog to enjoy!

Resting along the banks of the Cedar River is the Cedar River Trail. This 15.7-mile trail is comprised of primarily gravel and asphalt, making it great for walks, runs, and bicyclists. You could even use it for equestrian riding and inline skating. This trail follows the river from Renton’s historic district and towards Landsburg Park, passing Big Ben Natural Area Park, Royal Arch Park, the Cedar Grove Natural Area, and a further extension of the Cedar River Park, near the golf courses.

Right across from the Cedar River Trail and Parks it Renton’s Liberty Park. As one of Renton’s oldest and most distinguished parks, Liberty Park plays host to various summer festivals and fairs, as well as their main playfield area. Renton’s Renton River Days celebration is held here annually.

A stone’s throw from the treasured Renton Library, Liberty Park offers tons in terms of recreation, including the Liberty Skatepark, three tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, play equipment, and baseball courts. Much of the park is equipped with lights for evening play and is ADA accessible. Enjoy a picnic, a lounge on the lush, green grassy, or a game from the fields’ bleachers.

Along the shores of Lake Washington is Renton’s beach park, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Known locally as Coulon Beach, this park offers eight boat-launch lanes and a summer swimming area. With 1.5-miles of path, you can walk along the water until the sun sets over the horizon or enjoy a picnic in the summer sun. Additionally, the park offers a fishing pier, two tennis courts, two sanded volleyball courts, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits.

Whether you enjoy wooded retreats, or sporty fun, Renton has plenty to offer! What are your favorite parks in Renton and what makes them so enticing? Share below!

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9823 Northeast 26th Street, Clyde Hill • MLS# 1195613
$2,798,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • 4,320 Square Feet • 8,100 Lot Size

The Farmhouse by Infinity Homes. Featuring exceptional craftsmanship & innovative design. Four immense top floor bedrooms and four baths. Solid oak wide plank hardwood flooring. An abundance of gorgeous millwork. A/C, generator ready, centralized audio. Level walk out South facing lawn and covered living. Fabulously loaded kitchen to accommodate significance. Luxurious master suite with gas fireplace, jetted tub, dual head shower & his/hers closets. Refreshing excellence.

For more information, please contact Larry Williams.
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12 Small-Town Eats in Renton, Washington

12 Small-Town Eats in Renton, Washington

Each city has its own gemstones to be found. Renton is one of those settled, yet up and coming places that still holds many unfound treasures. Whether you’re searching for vegetarian, pizza, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, or traditional American, Renton has multiple opportunities.

Organic Juice Bar & Gyros: The OJBG craft 100% organic juices and smoothies, to delight their 100% organic & Halal menu. Backed by the belief that good health comes with a balance between what you eat, work, and play, they aim to provide a little bit of each!

Sushi Today: Located on the south-end of Renton, this sushi bar is full of smiles and a calming atmosphere – and their food is tasty too! As their name suggests, they offer various sushi, as well as other traditional Japanese cuisine.

Smoking Monkey Pizza: A blend of the old and new, this pizza place is about more than just the pizza. Each hand-tossed delight is baked in their brick over, with only the best in mind. Their vegetables and flour is local, and they make their own mozzarella and ricotta! What’s not to love?

El Kiosko: This hole-in-the-wall has long been a local favorite. Described as a “taco truck in a restaurant”, this place serves classic Mexican foods that are both delicious and expansive. Try sitting on their patio to enjoy the sun!

New Zen Japanese Restaurant: This boutique, local, gem is in the heart of Downtown Renton. They handcraft authentic family-style Japanese cuisine. Japanese culture is infused with every meal. Beauty, salubriousness, and delight is thoughtfully provoked in this simply, yet inspiring, design.

The Brick Pub & Grill: Their passion is a combination of the Pacific Northwest and the celebration of quality. Their love of our local vibe and culture seeps into everything they do – from their décor to their menus!

Aloha Grill: Another local favorite, the Aloha Grill expertly executes, Hawaiian favorites, such as Kahlua Pork Loco, Spam Musubi, and Pork & Cabbage! Their laidback, island vibe is prevalent, but their attentive and kind staff warmly welcome you!

Whistle Stop Ale House: The Whistle Stop is your “neighborhood family pub!” Family owned and operated since its inception, this restaurant boasts amazing staff, crazy-delightful foods, and an awesome selection of brunch, lunch, and dinner foods! Similar to Renton, this eatery is jeweled by the diverse selection of foods and drinks!

Vino at the Landing: Vino’s is a bright and vibrant restaurant, and local wine shop & bar. Their convenient Landing location allows you to join them while shopping or before or after your favorite movie! Their menu is delicious and expressive of their wine selection. Curious about what to pair? Ask their attentive and warm staff… Check out their events page, to see their upcoming events!

Pabla Indian Cuisine: This delicious Renton cornerstone offers outstanding Indian cuisine and friendly staff. Their modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes ring true with high quality ingredients and pleasant atmosphere.

Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes: This Renton hub is a famously delectable hot spot. Crafted daily, their cupcakes are made with real, whole, and local ingredients – and paired with a tasty real-buttercream frosting! They have both staple and seasonal flavors, so each time is a new, exciting experience!

Top Pot Doughnuts: Top Pot Doughnuts is a mouth-watering journey through your taste buds. Their local, handcrafted gourmet doughnuts are a delicious beginning, middle, or end to your day! Top Pot is a local favorite, with locations spanning across the region.

While this list if delicious, it isn’t complete. Check out your local area for new and exciting places to eat out!

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Windermere Mercer Island


408 Windsor Way Northwest, Renton • MLS# 1162177
$464,750 • 3 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bathrooms • 1,530 Square Feet • 7,210 Lot Size

Available on the market for the first time, this classic 1943 home is poised to enjoy panoramic views of the Renton Valley, Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline. Year-round natural light floods the open living and dining areas. Gather around the cozy fireplace, or head out to the deck for summer barbecues and sparkling sunsets over the lake. Add your own touches to the cheerful kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space.

Three bedrooms plus a remodeled bath are all together on the main floor, while the basement offers a huge rec room with space for billiards or a home theater. A utility room and updated 3/4 bath complete the lower level. Don’t miss the 2-car garage! Step out to the big backyard; a level, grassy lawn extends back to a beautiful backdrop of privacy trees. You’ll love the convenient location, just a stroll away from Windsor Hills Park and minutes to I-405 access.

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

The Landing A-Z in Renton, Washington

The Landing A-Z in Renton, Washington

In the early 2000s, Renton surged with a huge uptick in both population and construction endeavors. One of those many endeavors, was the optimization of the Landing. The Landing is an expansive outdoor shopping and eating area in Renton, near the Sunset exit off I-405. This clean and pleasant urban village offers shopping, eating, and recreational opportunities.

Start your morning off with a workout at L.A. fitness, a manicure at Cacie Nails, or a massage at one of the salons and spas they offer. After which, you can enjoy in a day of leisure and recreation.

Whether you’re window shopping or on the hunt for something, the Landing has numerous retail shops that may have what you’re searching for! Pet supplies? PetSmart has you covered! Everyday essentials? Target is right there! Hosting a party? Everything Party has got it all! From clothing, to office supplies, to puppies, to sending a package, the Landing has a little bit of everything with a beautiful, walkable scenery.

Once you’ve finished shopping – or you need a break – there are over 20 restaurants for you to choose form. Whether you’re on-the-go or wanting a formal experience, the Landing has many options to choose from.

After dinner, wonder over to Regal Cinemas to see one of the many movies they always have playing! This state-of-the-art facility has 14 screens, 3D capabilities, and comfy seating!

For many in the Renton and surrounding areas, the Landing has become a staple for weekend (and weekday) leisure and errands alike! Multiple bus routes travel through the Landing, so it’s easy to get to, and they have plenty of parking. Check out their events page for upcoming holiday specials!

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424 Seneca Avenue Northwest, Renton • MLS# 1148200
$600,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,650 Square Feet • 7,682 Lot Size

Experience the thrill of the view! With expansive windows overlooking sweeping vistas of Lake Washington and the Renton valley from your living area, this lovely mid-century home is perched above it all. Its bright, open layout is perfect for gathering with friends or just kicking back by the cozy floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. On sunny days, the spacious back deck beckons you to step out and savor the view.

Discover ample space for your lifestyle with three bedrooms all on the main, plus two more bedrooms and a huge fireside rec room downstairs. 590 square feet of bonus unfinished storage space offers even more potential for a shop, wine cellar or workout room.

Situated on a peaceful street, this sunny setting is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Its private lot lives large with plenty of space to garden and play. Enjoy convenience, too—schools, parks, shopping & freeway access are all just minutes away. With a newer roof and fresh paint, this home is all ready for you to move right in. Add your own stamp of creativity or keep its original mid-century charm.

For more information, please contact Nancy LaVallee.
Nancy@Windermere.com • 206.383.9227 • NancyLaVallee.com

4 Fabulous Cougar Mountain Trailheads in Issaquah, Washington

4 Fabulous Cougar Mountain  Trailheads in Issaquah, Washington

I know it’s summer, and activities are not in short supply, but are you searching for something that is both inspiring and challenging? If so, then the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park might be what you’re searching for.

Overwhelming public support has kept this park upkept and growing since its inception. From its early years, the region become home to Native Americans, miners, and loggers. A plethora of wild edibles can be found among the ferns and evergreens, but don’t get too cozy with the habitat.

In the 1920s, miners and loggers worked the hills, creating a fresh economy in the area. In the 1950s, two active Nike missile sites were located within the park’s current boundaries (but, before the land was bought by the park). These sites were decommissioned, and Kind Count took ownership in the 1960s.

With so much history and culture lives within the regional park and many continue to visit, adore, and partake in the beauty, vastness, and recreation the area offers.

This 3,115-acre forest is open from eight in the morning, until dusk.

Four main trailheads circle the park, and intersect at multiple parts. Well-maintained paths give you optimal walkability.

Red Town Trailhead: Arguable one of the most popular trailheads, the Red Town Trailhead can be accessed in many places. Meaning, you can make your hike short or long, depending on your time constraints and mood.

Sky Country Trailhead: Used for hiking and horses, this near-Renton trailhead is awesome for anyone searching for a family-friendly loop-hike. Natural Washington forests create a serene backdrop to your wonderful afternoon. The trail is about 5.6 miles, with 1,145 elevation gain, so dress according to weather and bring daily necessities.

Anti-Aircraft Trailhead: An easy 2.8 miles, with 570 elevation gain, makes this loop-trail great for all skill levels. This trail features a lake and is accessible year-round. Leashed puppers are invited to enjoy this trail.

Wilderness Creek Trailhead: This trail has a little bit of everything, and for everyone. At 2.8 miles, with 1,056 elevation gain, it feels like a mix of the other trails. This “out and back” trail, features an intimate nature trip. Wild flowers, forests, views, and birdwatching makes this a pleasant experience. It’s distance, dog and kid friendliness makes this moderate hike fully featured.

For more trail information, check out their website here! 

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529 Southwest Ellerwood Street, Issaquah • MLS# 1143059
$795,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3,910 Square Feet • 22,503 Lot Size

Pride of ownership is reflected in this traditional two-story on over half an acre in a friendly cul-de-sac. Take in dramatic territorial views from its spacious, flexible living spaces. A soaring foyer leads to the bright dining room and inviting fireside great room. The kitchen simmers with sunlit garden views and French doors leading to the entertaining deck, large garden and play space. Four bedrooms are all tucked upstairs together, while the huge walk-out basement includes a 5th bedroom and rec room. Peace and convenience merge with a mountaintop feel that is still just a quick 5 minute drive to downtown Issaquah. Parks, restaurants and transportation are all close by, along with highly rated Issaquah, schools. Welcome home!

For more information, please contact Nancy LaVallee.
Nancy@Windermere.com • 206.383.9227 • NancyLaVallee.com

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2170 Northwest Stoney Creek Drive, Issaquah • MLS# 1140687
$800,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 1,840 Square Feet • 1,850 Lot Size

Welcome to this like new Burnstead home just steps away from the trails at Cougar Mountain Park. Its great room layout is ideal whether you’re gathering with friends or relaxing by the fireside. Luxurious yet inviting great room with stone fireplace, beautiful built-in shelving, tall windows and hardwood floors. Gorgeous kitchen features slab granite surfaces, gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances and prep/seating island. A covered deck off the dining area includes privacy lattice and a natural gas hookup for your barbecue. Oversize master suite offers vaulted ceilings and 5-piece bath with tile finishes and dual-head shower. Two additional upstairs bedrooms plus a spacious main floor den for extra flex space.

Extras include a two-car garage with additional storage, high efficiency natural gas heat and a HEPA filtration system You’ll love the rich hardwood and stone finishes, lofty 10-foot ceilings and great location just minutes to downtown Issaquah & I-90.

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

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Eastside Community Service + New Listing

Eastside Community Service + New Listing

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A hop, skip, and jump away from the Renton Highlands, is the town of Issaquah. Us at Windermere enjoying giving back to our communities, and Issaquah is home to an amazing organization, called the Eastside Baby Corner.

Founded in 1990, EBC’s Karen Ridlon housed a growing concern for the “large numbers of babies… that began life without adequate food, clothing, beds or safety equipment.” As a local pediatric nurse practitioner, she saw this first hand. Her commitment grew outside of the hospital she worked in, and so the Eastside Baby Corner began.

The Eastside Baby Corner holds many titles: diaper bank, clothing bank, food source, and stewards of good, to name a few. While they called the Eastside Baby Corner, they serve across King County, from the foothills of the Cascades, and from south of Renton into south Snohomish County.

Last year and this year, we at Windermere Mercer Island will be volunteering them organize, clean, and assist in anything they require. They provide the basics to over 500 children every week, and to do that, they need a ton of person-power.

Curious and want to learn more about this fantastic organization? Check out their website here!

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4518 91st Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1124784
$1,300,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 2,680 Square Feet ♦ 9,525 Lot Size

Come home at the end of a busy day, to the close-in convenience of Mercer Island. This quality custom home is tucked into an arboretum setting at the end of a level and quiet street. Soaring fir trimmed windows look out onto a sylvan view from the formal living and dining rooms for wonderful entertaining spaces, or evenings by the fire. Enjoy summer dinners on the back deck, surrounded by evergreens. Minutes from freeways, shopping restaurants and more. Welcome home!

For more information, please contact Jane Malone.
JaneMalone@Windermere.com ♦ 206.595.6100 ♦ JaneMaloneHomes.com

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4903 Northeast 24th Street, Renton ♦ MLS# 1121117
$528,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 3 Bathrooms ♦ 2,960 Square Feet ♦ 10,778 Lot Size

Tucked in a peaceful neighborhood, this home offers the ease of one-level living with a daylight basement for extra space. Gather or relax in the fireside living room. Hardwoods flow into the spacious, open kitchen with slab granite surfaces, stainless appliances and cabinets galore. Four bedrooms—including a luxurious lower level suite with 5-piece bath—plus a bonus room, den/office, and rec room provide ample flex-space to suit your lifestyle. Lovely, level play yard with deck and fruit trees, too!

For more information, please contact Katy Crouch.
Katy@Windermere.com ♦ 206.778.0367 ♦ KatyCrouch.com

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Renton School + New Listing

Renton School + New Listing

Hazelwood Elementary is a community-centric school, located on the edge of the Renton/Newcastle border.

 Overall, this school rates an 8 out of 10 on GreatSchools.org – with over 25 reviews and counting! SchoolDigger.com states the school has approximately 575 children, from kindergarten through 5th grade. Out of them, third graders average a score of 68 and 72, in Language Arts and Math respectfully; fourth graders average 70 and 64, Language Arts and Math, respectfully; and fifth graders average 74 and 73, in Language Arts and Math, respectfully.

Hazelwood Elementary ranks 3rd out of 14 elementary schools in the Renton School District, a 2016 school survey suggests. Test scores have stayed relatively steady through the past 10+ years. More information about the Renton School District test scores can be found on their website!

As a testament to the booming Renton population, enrollment has increased from about 450 to approximately 575 since 2011, with the average of full-time teachers also increasing during that time.

The Renton School District places a high importance on education, employing the assistance of technology, a  variety of initiatives, and systematic, district-wide improvements further contouring to individual learning.


1900 Northeast 48th Street #F101, Renton ♦ MLS# 1092392
2 Bedrooms ♦ 1.25 Bathroom ♦ 815 Square Feet

Amazing value and location for this 2-bedroom/1.25-bathroom condo. Located next to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, The Landing, and I-90. Two generously sized bedrooms, of which one is a dedicated master bedroom. Immaculate condition! Full size washer and dryer inside the unit. Kitchen leads to dining room. Living room with wood burning fireplace. Patio with storage. Winter views of lake. Recreation center with pool table, weight room, and outdoor pool. Covered parking for 1 car. No rental cap.

Enjoy ultimate convenience and thoughtful amenities in this Nautica by the Lake end unit. Its open layout lives large with a fireside living room, adjacent dining area and cheerful kitchen. Step out to the private patio, or head to the clubhouse for a workout or swim. Two minutes to I-405!

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado
Jay@JayAgoado.net ♦ 425.260.0715 ♦ JayAgoado.net

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Renton Community Hub + New Listing

Renton Community Hub + New Listing

Kiwanis Park, is located at 815 Union Avenue Northeast, in the Highlands neighborhoods of Renton. This expansive 9-acre park holds a variety of recreational amenities, designed for the entire family.

Amenities for this Renton park include, an activities building, baseball & softball fields, basketball coarts, a multi-use field, tennis courts, and play equipment. Other awesome things about this park is that there is ample parking, restrooms on site, bleachers, and picnic ares – which makes this park perfect for Spring and Summer festivities! They also have trails around the perimeter of the park!

Past reviews from patrons, have noted that this park is perfect for “fun and enjoyment”, and that there is “not too many people”, making it a great walking space.


4325 Northeast 6th Court, Renton ♦ MLS# 1082215
$600,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 2,710 Square Feet

Remodeled 2-story home located in cul-de-sac close to shopping, restaurants, and freeway. Newer porcelain heated floors on main floor. Remodeled kitchen with granite slab counters, newer cabinetry, appliances, & farm sink. Family room with gas fireplace. Main floor den/bedroom. Oversize master suite with vaulted ceilings & full bath with skylights. Three other beds, full bath, and large bonus room up. 3-car garage along with newer furnace & air conditioning. Security system. Newer blinds. Fully fenced yard with grass.

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado
Jay@JayAgoado.net ♦ 425.260.0715 ♦ JayAgoado.net

Featured Community: Renton

Featured Community: Renton

Located on the south shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a city that offers spectacular views of the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River, which runs through the heart of downtown, is also an abundance source of natural beauty. Residents enjoy a unique quality of life and a strong sense of community. With a mix of residential and commercial neighborhoods, innovative design, well-placed transit access points, safe pedestrian areas and abundant parks, the city offers something for everyone. It’s Renton School District is thriving–with many newly built or newly remodeled schools.

Renton is home to an accomplished technical college, and is within driving distance of several regional universities and community colleges. Renton is also homebase to the Valley Medical Center, the largest non-profit medical provider between Seattle and Tacoma. VMC services include medical, surgical, and 24-hour emergency care, along with specialized treatment in cardiology, oncology, high-risk obstetrics, orthopedics, neurology, and pediatrics.

The City of Renton offers 29+ parks and trails to explore. The most popular is Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington. This 53-acre park was rated by the Seattle Times as one of the top five parks in the Seattle area for children. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department offers team sports and individual activities. In addition, within the city there is an 18-hole golf course, a skate park, community center, a neighborhood center, senior center, two libraries, and a history museum.

The Renton community supports a vibrant array of public and private arts and entertainment, including three performing arts theatres, the Renton City Concert Band and Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center is a compelling venue to catch a performance by well-known regional groups and international artists. It’s newer developments, such as the Landing, along with traditional standbys, provide savvy restaurant, entertainment, and shopping options.

Navigating your way through the neighborhoods of the Eastside

Navigating your way through the neighborhoods of the Eastside

Navigating your way through the cities that make up the Eastside? Our guide to Eastside neighborhoods puts great resources at your fingertips. Click on each city to check out local amenities, restaurants, and schools for each neighborhood. Here’s a Google map overview to find your way around.

Medina and Clyde Hill
Hunts Point and Yarrow Point
Mercer Island