Kent is a city filled with great opportunities to live and work in the South King County area. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, it serves as the destination for people looking for a city with amazing people and amenities.
The city prides itself on the offerings provided to its population; from community event calendars published monthly, to neighborhood councils that provide opportunities for residents to engage in the civic process at the grassroots level, Kent is the city with a small town feel.
The median price for this area as of 2016 was reported at $365,000; as with any market, pricing will primarily be based on the specific wants and needs you have as the home buyer. Check out our saved searches below in this community
Kent school district is the fourth largest district in the state of Washington. The district is composed of 4 high schools, 6 middle schools, 28 elementary schools, and 3 academies. With this make-up of schools, including the academies, the districts strives to offer learning environments that will support all students and their success.
The district academies offer a unique, blended learning opportunities for children who thrive best in a non-traditional atmosphere. These schools are a blend of multiple grade levels that assist students with general education and credit retrieval. The newest academy gives students who have dropped out a second chance to earn a high school diploma or GED without leaving the district.
Kent Station is a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in the heart of the city of Kent. More then just a shopping venue, Kent Station offers: entertainment, amazing dining, gathering space for the community, and Green River College. It also serves as the transportation hub for the city and valley with the transit center attached to the open air urban village.
In addition, Kent provides great amenities throughout the city giving great access to its neighborhoods, with retail giants Home Depot, Target and Safeway just to name a few, within walking distance of many areas. Social commitment is also key to the cities engagement with it’s community; local non-profits find their home in the city partnering with both residents and city official alike to ensure the needs of all its citizens are met through their program offerings.
Parks and Recreation
Recreation is important to the community and support of its vitalization is extremely important. TeamUp2CleanUp is a city sponsored event in the spring and fall where community members work to beautify the city ensuring the open spaces are accessible to all who want to enjoy them.
Kent Parks and Recreational facilities currently serve millions of visitors annually and provides a great respite from the day to day. With hours of walking trails, connectivity to nature, and aquatic activities, the cities parks and open spaces provide activities for the whole community.
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