Renton is currently the 8th largest city in the state of Washington, and the 4th largest in King County. The city is located on the east-side of Lake Washington, about 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle and 11 miles south of Bellevue. As of 2016, the population in Renton was 101,300, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census.
Today, Renton is widely known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes and its diverse local job market that includes manufacturing, technology, and healthcare organizations. Renton is home to companies such as Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division, Paccar, Kaiser Permanente, IKEA, Providence Health & Services, and Wizards of the Coast. The Seattle Seahawks' practice facility is also located in Renton.
Students in public schools from K-12th grade primarily attend schools within the Renton School District; however, the Issaquah School District and Kent School District also serve some Renton neighborhoods. The school district is made up of three high schools (Hazen, Lindbergh and Renton), four middle schools (Dimmitt, McKnight, Nelsen and Risdon) and several elementary schools.
The City of Renton maintains 29 developed public parks, 13 miles of trails, 813 acres of public open space, an 18-hole public golf course, two lake-front beaches and a public boat launch. Each park and trail is unique. Some are in neighborhoods, some along the river and still others offer multiple recreational activities.
The five-mile Cedar River Trail follows the Cedar River from Lake Washington, east through downtown, and to the city limits.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is one of the most versatile parks in the state and offers a walking trail along Lake Washington, a beach for swimming, barbecue pits, kayaks, sand volleyball courts and more.
The city facilitates a variety of events throughout the year. Two of the larger-scale, city-wide events which draw upon involvement of community members, businesses, and the city are the Fabulous Fourth of July and Renton River Days.