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Jan 4

Why are houses in Renton cheaper compared to Bellevue, Issaquah, Newcastle, even bothell?

Anyone living in Renton? How is the crime rate like? How is the commute?

Anyone commute from Renton to Redmond for work?

What are the pros and cons of buying property in Renton?

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  • New TYjc83
    Bad schools, commute and crime
    Jan 43
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      I think schools have lower rating because lesser number of indian and Asian kids. Wherever they are, rating goes high.
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft FFSake
      Sound like racist bullshit
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft eThi53
      Is true. Non Asian parents let their kids be what they want. Not Asians.
      Jan 5
  • Microsoft omanuch
    Higher crime rate
    Jan 46
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Do you live in Renton? Higher compared to Bellevue, Issaquah, Newcastle areas?
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft omanuch
      I live in Bellevue close to Newcastle. You can check the numbers online, which do not favor Renton
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Ok thanks for the info
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft curioususr
      Btw, how is Newcastle?
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft omanuch
      Newcastle seems to be a good place
      Jan 4
    • Amazon / EngChad🕶
      Word on the street is renton is kinda ghetto. I'm sure it'll continue to improve over the years though
      Jan 5
  • Axon / Mgmt
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    Renton will not. Too close to Tacoma. The same for Columbia city. That place is a deposit center for refugees. Talking about letting letting people in your country.
    Jan 41
    • Microsoft *cW2x91p
      Renton too close to Tacoma? What in the fuck are you talking about?
      Jan 4
  • OpenDoor Yyyyyyyyy
    It's a prime location for investment purposes. Gentrification happens at the fringes and Issaquah is very pricey. It's likely Renton will be the next area to gentrify in greater Seattle
    Jan 44
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Exactly. I feel like what has happened with bothell and Issaquah years ago will happen with Renton now.
      Jan 4
    • Facebook public2
      Nope, Renton is like EPA. They won't allow gentrificiation. See below comment.
      Jan 4
    • OpenDoor Yyyyyyyyy
      That's what gentrification fixes... Epa is definitely gentrifying. The number of software engineer friends that I have that live there now is insane...

      Schools already have been fixed. I'm certain areas of Renton, you already have excellent schools similar in quality to some of the Issaquah ones (Kent ridge for example). Crime is slowly decreasing. The commute... OK you got me there. But it's a shorter commute than the people in the bay make on a day to day... So perhaps as housing in Seattle gets squeezed, longer commutes will be accepted here like it is in the bay
      Jan 5
    • Facebook public2
      I wouldn't gamble on a city activity trying to prevent gentrificiation was the point. Sure some decade it might change and you can get lucky but this is very unlikely and without the possibility of a downtown or waterfront you aren't left with much. I have tens of properties in the Seattle area and would never consider renton. Just my .02
      Jan 5
  • Microsoft tingtang
    I live in Renton. It’s not as bad as people say.
    Jan 46
    • Salesforce / Eng:q!
      This is like with girls and their female friends: "if you don't have ugly girlfriend it means you are the ugly girlfriend"
      Sounds like you are the reason people don't want to live in Renton.
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft tingtang
      I’m glad you don’t want to live here. Cheaper property prices for me :).
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Lol. But tingtang, do you own a property in Renton? How’s the population like? As in what type of people do you see aroun
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft tingtang
      Yes I do. I find the population pretty normal. Not sure what you’re asking but I never feel unsafe or anything. I’m in the highlands though.
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Like working people vs. criminals
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft tingtang
      All working people. Everyone seems normal to me.
      Jan 4
  • Microsoft ivanka
    I-405 is like satan's dick at all times except maybe at 3AM
    Jan 44
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      I know :( Seattle public transport sucks and freeway design is horrible. But what else to do? Maybe rely on scoop???
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Also, do you commute from Renton?
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft ivanka
      Don't buy a house. Accept that this area is fucked for homes and you'll live in an apartment like in the communist bloc. I don't commute from Renton I'd rather kill myself.
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft tingtang
      I commute and it’s fine.
      Jan 4
  • Databricks Ufvnkf
    East Renton highlands is best, particularly in the neighborhoods zoned for Issaquah school district.
    Jan 43
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      I was asking mainly about eat Renton highlands, the part that’s right below Newcastle
      Jan 4
    • Databricks Ufvnkf
      Great. Now you know it's the Issaquah SD homes that are most coveted. It's a decent city, but nothing special. Aside from The Landing, there's not much going on.
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      My confusion is mainly because there are some newly built houses in Renton that so beautiful and for price below 800. Anything that like in Issaquah or Redmond or Kirkland will cost above 2 mil.
      Jan 4
  • Amazon / EngjNeo42
    There’s a reason it’s named Rentin’.
    Jan 40
  • Facebook public2
    Poor schools, commute, local businesses and blocked from improvement by environmentalist. Allen wanted to build a billion plus waterfront strip with houses, retail, parks, and restaurants. Environmentalists blocked it and the city has been stuck ever since looking at Kirkland through binoculars.
    Jan 42
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      Interesting
      Jan 4
    • Facebook public2
      Bummer more than interesting. Could have been awesome right on lake washington.
      Jan 5
  • Microsoft curioususr
    +Commute is horrible
    Jan 42
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      OP
      Do you commute from Renton?
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft curioususr
      No, but I see 405 from Bellevue
      Jan 4
  • Amazon Mr.Bob
    Schools aren’t good.
    Jan 41
    • Microsoft Task.run
      OP
      How bad are they? Like how much difference between Bellevue Issaquah schools and Renton school ratings
      Jan 5
  • Amazon / EngjNeo42
    Rentin’ has a Walmart, thus it’s posh and not your typical bourgeois hoi palloi. Though the SNAP office is across the street, eew. (No, not Snapchat, you tech bubble snobs.)
    Jan 54
    • Salesforce / Eng:q!
      Bellevue has a Walmart too.
      Jan 5
    • Facebook public2
      Neighborhood market and Walmart are not the same even though Walmart owns both
      Jan 5
    • Salesforce / Eng:q!
      Ok, you pedant. There is Walmart supercenter in Renton, Walmart marketplace in factoria (Bellevue) and Walmart neighborhood market in Kelsey plaza (Bellevue). That last two are smaller than supercenter, so Renton wins.
      Jan 5
    • Facebook public2
      "Renton wins" has never been said before lol :)
      Jan 5
  • Facebook / Eng
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    The Renton Highlands are very close to Newcastle and in the Issaquah school district.

    There have been some thefts in the neighborhood but no violent crime.

    Keep your car(s) in your garage and your chances of avoiding theft improves greatly.
    Jan 50
  • Microsoft SheepSleep
    The lower prices are mainly driven by school districts. Newcastle/South Bellevue homes that fall in the Renton School District are also much less expensive than the homes north of S.E. 60th.
    The crime rate varies by area, but is generally higher in Renton. Commute during 9-5 hours is 40-60 minutes due to 405/S-Curves.
    Like any option, it comes down to the specific area. There are some great areas in Renton.
    Jan 40

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