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Located in King County, Washington – the city of Kent is a suburb of Seattle. This city is the sixth largest city in the state of Washington. Kent offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. There are award-winning golf courses in the city and a large selection of scenic trails available for walking, jogging, and riding a bicycle. The Square Plaza in the center of town often serves as a gathering place for festivals, farmers markets, and craft shows. Kent Station in the middle of town, and is adjacent to the transit station that bears the same name. This entertainment center offers an eclectic mix of retail shops, dining, movie entertainment and the towns ice-skating center. This is also a branch location of Green River Community College.
Kent is headquarters to R.E.I. – large outdoor outfitter store, the Oberto Sausage Company, and Seattle Bicycle Supply – which owns Redline Bicycles. Boeing also operates a plant in the city. The area also has several large distribution centers, including ones owned by Whirlpool Corporation and General Electric Appliances. There are also several metal companies, including Puget Sound Steel, TMX Aerospace, and Pacific Metal Company. Throughout the area of Kent, Washington there are many locations for office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Kent Valley Ice Center is the largest family ice entertainment facility in the Pacific Northwest. This facility also boasts a one-of-a-kind miniature golf course. Olympic level ice-skating exhibitions are held at the center. The ShoWare Center is a 6,500-seat, multi-purpose arena located in Kent. There are hockey games, concerts and other sporting and cultural events held at the arena. There are many dining options in and around Kent and the larger city Seattle. Including The Purple Café and Wine bar in Seattle, which offers dinner items such as pan roasted free-range chicken and baby Yukon potatoes for dinner.
The nearest major airport to Kent is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Seattle, Washington within 8 miles of the city center. The two other major airports in the area are King County International Airport (14 miles from the city center) and Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (22 miles from the city center). There are several major freeways and highways in or near Kent, including Interstate 5, State Route 167, and State Route 18. Kent Station provides service to many destinations, including downtown Seattle by multiple commuter buses, the Sounder Commuter Rail and local bus service.