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Your Guide to Kent, Washington: Stunning Scenery Meets Urban Living

Your Guide to Kent, Washington: Stunning Scenery Meets Urban Living

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With lush greenery, plenty of high-quality eateries and easy access to Seattle, Kent is the perfect spot to call home for anyone who enjoys the perks of “big city living” with the charm, friendliness and affordability of a small community.

Modern Convenience in Kent, Washington

It may not be the largest metropolitan area in Washington, but Kent rivals huge urban meccas when it comes to its dining, shopping and entertainment options — it’s also complete with picturesque mountain views! As you explore the treasures of the city, keep an eye out for the beautiful Mount Rainier in the distance.

Nestled in historic downtown Kent, you’ll find Kent Station, “a contemporary, open-air urban village.” It’s your one-stop-shop to go shopping, see a movie and grab some delicious food (like a bowl of clam chowder from Duke’s Chowder House). Looking to shop local? Stroll downtown Kent for unique finds from shops like Fig & Feather for home goods, Makers’ Mercantile for creative hobbies and Serenity Moon Tea Shop for unique tea blends! While you’re downtown, grab lunch and a craft beer from Airways Brewing’s Bistro & Beer Garden, a local favorite. If you want to support local farmers and grab some hand-picked produce, look out for the Kent Farmers Market in 2021, located in the Town Square Plaza” park!

When you’re part of our apartment community, you’re in the heart of convenience. Just a five-minute drive away from CityZen Commons, you’ll find your favorite retailers like Target and The Home Depot. Decorating your home will be a breeze! Are you an avid thrifter? We’re also right near Goodwill! It’s a great spot for vintage finds.

If you want to learn about our city’s history and travel back in time, you can make a stop at the Greater Kent Historical Society Museum (temporarily closed due to COVID-19).

Travel Around with Ease

To say that Kent is a central Pacific Northwest hub is an understatement; it’s in between so many major cities and natural wonders. If you’re traveling by car, Kent is only 35 minutes from Seattle and three hours from both Portland and Vancouver, B.C. 

Want to travel to Seattle via public transportation? You can catch the Sounder Train from Kent Station and arrive in Seattle in just 30 minutes. The train is the perfect option if you don’t want to deal with parking, or if you have a daily commute! You can also take the 150 Line bus and arrive in an hour. Looking to get around more locally? There’s a free shuttle that circulates around downtown Kent and the East Hill! 

Opt Outside and Soak in the Local Nature

Nature is all around us here in Kent. In fact, it’s home to 73 parks! Clark Lake Park is less than 10 minutes from our community and offers 120 acres of green space around the lake with options to fish, hike on a trail or check out some public art. 

For those who love to cruise around by bike during the weekend in Kent, there’s no shortage of bike trails. The Earthworks Tour is a great way to see art intersect with the landscape and you can choose your own adventure, with self-guided cycling tours ranging from 12 to 23 miles! You could also opt for the popular Green River Trail, which runs along the east bank of the gorgeous Green River. 

A little further from home, you’ll find the Tiger Mountain State Forest just a 25-minute drive away; you can also get to Mount Rainier National Park in just an hour and a half. These are just two of many day trip options near home!

Between great nearby shopping, dining and outdoor recreation, living in Kent at CityZen Commons will allow you to spend time doing the things you love with convenience and ease. After a long day out and about, your spacious, modern apartment will serve as an urban oasis right in the heart of the city.


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