The Top 7 Reasons to Live in Kent Washington

Signature Pointe Apartments is the largest apartment complex in Kent, Washington and located about 5 minutes from I-5 and I-167. Why should you consider living in Kent, Washington? Here are the seven top reasons:  

kent-washington-logo1. Proximity to Seattle
Kent is a southern suburb to the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and located just 18 miles away. You can catch the Sounder commuter train from Kent Station in downtown Kent with service which runs to Seattle during weekdays. Kent is also about 18 miles from Tacoma, which is the third largest city in the state of Washington.

2. Thriving Economy
Kent’s $8 Billion economy includes 4,500 businesses and 78,000 jobs. It is also home the headquarters of the national outdoor retailer REI, which has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For every year since 1998. Other notable companies include Flow International and Oberto Sausage Company.
 
3. Ice Skating Capital of the Northwest
Kent is home to the Kent Valley Ice Centre, the largest family ice entertainment center in the Northwest. Public ice skating is available 7 days a week and the center also offers drop in hockey and league play.
 
4. Home to the Seattle Thunderbirds
Minutes away from Signature Pointe is the Showare Center which is the home of Seattle’s junior ice hockey team. The Thunderbirds compete in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League and play their games from August to March.
 
5. Over 4,000 Restaurants within 15 Minutes
According to CNN Money, there are 4,358 restaurants within 15 minutes (2010), higher than the average 100 best places to live. Some of the local favorites include Caveman Kitchens, Golden Steer, Wild Wheat Bakery and Cafe, and Trappers Sushi. The Kent Station shopping center has several popular restaurants including Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Duke’s Chowder House, and Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar. 
 
6. Nationally Recognized Parks and Recreation
In 2003, Sports Illustrated named Kent as the Sportstown for Washington state. Kent has numerous sports leagues and activities that go on throughout the year and top-notch facilities like the baseball and softball fields at Russell Road Park and the 18-hole Riverbend Golf Complex.
 
7. Plenty of Outdoor Activities
Kent is home to several scenic parks including the Soos Creek Trial, Lake Meridian Park, and The Interurban Trial which passes through Kent and stretches 14 miles. The Washington Trails Association website provides information on the numerous hiking trails near Kent. Signature Pointe Apartments in Kent is also about 70 miles to Mt. Rainier National Park and about 60 miles to The Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort.
 
Over 118,000 residents have chosen Kent as their home. Give us a call if you are interested in learning more about living in Kent.