This small city located roughly 15 miles southeast of Seattle has blossomed from an agricultural community into one of the most desirable places to live in King County. Accessible via Interstate Highway 5, it has a decidedly suburban feel, which attracts homebuyers who want to come home to a peaceful and wholesome environment.
With a land area of 28.63 square miles, Kent is home to an estimated population of 136,588 (as of 2020). Nestled along the eastern shore of Puget Sound in West Central Washington State, this city offers respite from the demands of daily life.
Tahoma National Cemetery
Mary Olson Farm
Carpinitos Brothers Farm
The area was home to White River Native Americans who fished and hunted in the valley. European settlers arrived in the 1800s and established a farming community in the area and did trade with the Native Americans.
The completion of the Northern Pacific railroad in 1887 gave farmers a way to bring their products to market as well as providing a dependable means of transportation in the valley.
Named for Kenty County in England because of the hops crop that grew abundantly in both communities, Kent would go on to become an agricultural hub in the United States, with lettuce, eggs, and dairy replacing hops as the major source of income for farmers following the collapse of the hops industry in 1891.
Kent, WA Real Estate
The housing market offers a wide range of single-family homes. The most common architectural types include Traditional, Ranch, Craftsman, and Bungalow, just to name a few.
Popular attractions in and around the city include:
Kent Farmers Market
Greater Kent Historical Society Museum
The Pickleball Museum
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
Green River Trail
Kent Valley Loop Trails
Soos Creek Trail
Clark Lake Park
Lake Fenwick Park
Lake Meridian Park
Redondo Pier And Boardwalk
Arbor Heights 360 Park
If you’ve been captivated by Kent’s suburban charm, don’t hesitate to contact me, Lori Lewandowski. I’m a real estate agent with over 13 years of experience in buying and selling homes in King and Pierce counties.