East Renton Highlands, Renton

Welcome to East Renton Highlands

Fun and growing neighborhood within a vibrant city
Located 17 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, East Renton Highlands is known for its peaceful, tree-lined neighborhoods, access to exceptional schools, and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation, shopping, and dining. Renton is home to both the Sounders and the Seahawks training facilities and is dedicated to fostering its growing technology industry. Renton promises plenty of opportunities for its residents.  
Renton was part of Duwamish tribal homelands for centuries before gaining attention for its rich natural resources. Many coal miners and loggers immigrated to the area, and by 1901 Renton’s coal mining operations had attracted enough people to incorporate the city officially. Today, Renton is a fun, growing, and innovation-focused city with a fantastic location to live in and invest in.

What to Love

  • Proximity to Lake Washington, with a beautiful waterfront
  • Excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • Access to fantastic schools
  • Rapidly increasing median home value

Local Lifestyle

The East Renton Highlands neighborhood is a sought-after area with an idyllic, suburban atmosphere and convenient access to all the urban amenities of downtown Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue. Renton boasts a range of dining and retail opportunities for residents and visitors.  
Renton is experiencing fast-paced growth and is dedicated to strengthening its position as a technology and business hub. The waterfront is a highlight of the city, offering residents a beautiful place to relax and unwind. With the Cedar River and Lake Washington within city limits, Renton is a dream for watersports enthusiasts. Overall, Renton is an attractive destination for homebuyers, investors, and businesses. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Berliner Pub is a classic German pub established in 2011 and located in downtown Renton. It offers communal seating and an outdoor beer garden where patrons can enjoy the warm, sunny weather. The pub boasts an impressive line-up of 20 imported German beers on tap and serves German and American cuisine, including house-made bratwurst and schnitzel.
Water’s Table - Renton Restaurant is at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The restaurant pays tribute to the region's agricultural and seafood traditions through its Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine and breathtaking views of Lake Washington. 425 Magazine and Open Table have recognized Water’s Table for its dining excellence. 
The Melrose Grill is housed in a historic building at the heart of Renton. The star of The Melrose Grill's menu is their 28-day aged beef from Nebraska renowned for its exceptional flavor, tenderness, and consistency. The Melrose Grill also features a fantastic selection of fresh seafood specials and an extensive wine list, heavily featuring wines from Washington. 
The Landing is a spacious open-air shopping center that opened in 2007. Home to a diverse range of shops, restaurants, and a movie theater, The Landing is an enjoyable, one-stop destination for various dining and retail needs. With its pedestrian-friendly layout and lively storefronts, The Landing offers a unique and inviting atmosphere that's hard to resist. 

Things to Do

The Jimi Hendrix Memorial pays tribute to the legendary guitarist. It is located within the Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery. When Jimi's father, James “Al” Hendrix, learned of his son's untimely passing, he made a great effort to have Jimi Hendrix interred at the family plot in Greenwood Memorial Park. Despite financial constraints, Al Hendrix created a family burial site with five plots where Jimi Hendrix was the first of the family to be laid to rest. 
Sno-King Ice Arena is a locally beloved indoor ice-skating rink featuring figure skating, hockey, and a pro shop. Sno-King Ice Arena offers hockey and ice-skating lessons for all ages and year-round public skating sessions. 
Belmondo's Reach is a cozy, natural spot occupying a single parcel of land along the Cedar River. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant stroll to the river to appreciate the beautiful view. Additionally, the Cedar River trail is conveniently accessible from this location. 
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a large lakeside park located along the southeastern shore of Lake Washington. The park features boat launches, a walking trail, tennis courts, and picnic areas. With its scenic location and diverse amenities, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is an ideal spot for both land-based and water-related fun. Heritage Park provides an array of recreational amenities for people of all ages, including sports facilities, walking paths, play structures, and climbing boulders. It's an ideal place for families and friends to spend quality time together amidst the park's natural beauty.


Three public school districts serve residents of East Renton Highlands: Issaquah School District, Renton School District, and Tahoma School District. Together these districts operate over 50 public schools. Residents should consult a local expert like Robert Ott for information on school zoning.

Overview for East Renton Highlands, Renton, WA

35,448 people live in East Renton Highlands, Renton, where the median age is 38.7 and the average individual income is $43,561.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for East Renton Highlands, Renton, WA

East Renton Highlands, Renton has 13,105 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Renton Highlands, Renton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,448 people call East Renton Highlands, Renton home. The population density is 5,312.3 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.17 / 49.83%

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Schools in East Renton Highlands, Renton, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby East Renton Highlands, Renton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Sierra Heights Elementary School
K - 5th
Renton Technical College
9th - 12th
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Highlands Elementary School
K - 5th
Ella Baker High School (Open Doors)
11th - 12th
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Renton Technical High School
11th - 12th
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Hazen Senior High School
9th - 12th
Honey Dew Elementary
K - 5th
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Around East Renton Highlands, Renton, WA

There's plenty to do around East Renton Highlands, Renton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including CrossCo Coffee Company, Rebel Fitness + Performance, and Capoeira Males Renton.

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Dining 2.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.57 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.52 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.16 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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