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About Kent

Kent has a population of 125,000, spans over 34 square miles, and is the tenth most diverse city in the United States with less than 50% Caucasian and 138 different languages. The Kent Valley generates 1/8 of our state’s entire Gross
Domestic Product – that’s $49 billion annually

Seattle Thunderbirds Ice hockey team, lots of new financial investment in infrastructure projects, and its recreation, cultural arts programs, and its housing and human services. And of course, Kent is home to Blue Origin, a leading space flight research company with headquarters spanning over 300,000 square feet.

“The Green River has been a flood concern but the City has partnered with the State and the Flood Control District to
repair and upgrade 7.4 river miles of levees at a cost of $50 million. Other infrastructure projects are underway and more retail options are expanding.”

Top 3-5 amenities include Green River Trail system will be joined by the Kent Valley Loop Trails system that will open in May for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. It consists of five multi-use trail loops connecting more than 30 miles. Kent also prides itself on being a “Welcoming City.”


We are well known for an abundance of this amenity:

  • Grocery stores
  • Arts/cultural centers
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor activities
  • Educational facilities/centers
  • Health care facilities/centers
  • Ethnic businesses
  • Farmers markets/access to local produce
  • Police/fire/emergency department

Somewhat available (3+):

  • Night life/entertainment

Commute Tips

In addition to a Sound Transit Link light rail station being constructed over the
next six years near Highline College, Kent will be served by four additional
6 Sounder trips this year, and site selection has begun for a second parking
garage at the Sounder station.