You all know how much we love the Southend of the greater Seattle area! This week we’re talking all about how much we love Kent! Much like Des Moines, Kent is in an amazing location situated right between Tacoma and Seattle. This makes Kent a convenient place to live regardless of which city you are commuting to. Kent is the 6th largest city in the state, so there’s a lot of fun things to do here. In fact, there are over 70 parks and recreation facilities.
Kent is one of our absolute favorite places in the greater Seattle area, and whether you live in Kent or you’re just visiting, we think it’s definitely worth exploring! We’re excited to be giving you 7 of our favorite things to do in Kent so that you can make the most of your time in this fun city! We hope you love you Kent just as much as we do!
Soos Creek Trail
Soos Creek Trail is a beautiful 6 mile trail that meanders through woods and meadows. This paved trail starts in Renton and continues south near Lake Meridian in Kent. You’ll cross over creekside and wetland areas and wander through forests and open meadows that have scenic and wildlife views. This trail is such a fun way to get outside and enjoy some nature whether you love to walk, hike, or bike!
Speaking of Nature, Lake Meridian is another fantastic place for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors! Lake Meridian is packed full fun activities like open fields, picnic shelters, beautiful docks to watch the sunset, lots of room for the kids, and a public swimming area. Looking for a fun fishing spot!? This lake, stocked with Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perchis, every fisherman’s dream! Our favorite part about Lake Meridian is definitely Thursday nights in the summer where you can enjoy the live music during the Kent Summer Concert series!
Another fun experience is the Ice Center, where you can take the whole family ice skating, year round on a NHL regulation ice rink. This is a unique experience that Kent is lucky to have! Don’t know how to skate? You can take group lessons to feel comfortable and learn some fun tricks! And if skating isn’t your thing, they have an a 18-hole mini golf course and five batting cages for baseball practice!
Hogan Park and Wilson Playfields
Speaking of Baseball, Kent is the home to the Hogan Park and Wilson Playfields. Hogan park is a great place for the family to enjoy not only the beautiful baseball and softball fields, but also tennis courts and a children’s playground! And with the Wilson Playfields’ sizable, turf-covered baseball & soccer fields, and plus picnic areas, you are sure to make memories with your families in Kent!
One of our favorite parts of Kent is Kent Station, and open air, urban village. This is where the community gathers to shop, dine, and relax. You’ll find a diverse array of retail and entertainment, including an AMC Cinema, plus an exciting mix of dining options appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Though we love the nature of Kent, WA, Kent Station is such a fun place to enjoy all of the fun that the city has to offer!
Downtown Kent’s Historic District
You can’t enjoy the city life of Kent without spending some time in Downton Kent’s Historical District! You’ll find small, quaint businesses that take really take pride in knowing their customers and offer that small-town service in a big city. It can be easy to miss this fun area of Kent if you’re just driving through, so definitely take some time to explore this amazing downtown district! We recommend that you explore this downtown district because it’s full of little shops that could easily be missed if you just drive through.
Another place that we are so grateful for here in Kent is Reber Ranch. Reber Ranch is a small family owned feed store that offers 14,000-sq ft of retail space full of pet supplies and much more. In addition, they offer a grooming salon, do-it-yourself dog wash, veterinary hospital, and outdoor dog park. They’ve been in business for over 30 years and we love having them in Kent!
Local Events in Kent
We love local events, and the amazing opportunities that Kent offers for locals and visitors to experience this great city! These autumn events are fantastic to enjoy this cozy season with family or fiends! If you you’re looking to enjoy this city and learn more about it, these local events are the perfect opportunity.
September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Meridian, 14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA
An authentic Oktoberfest celebration with German Bier, brats, entertainment, games & more...funding Kent Sunrise Rotary Clubs efforts to give back to community needs. Join in the fun with Manuela Horn and her German band.
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze And Fun Yard
September 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (recurring event)
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, 27592 W. Valley Hwy N., Kent, WA
Get in the fall spirit at Kent’s family-owned Carpinito Brothers. Pick pumpkins, wander the corn maze, take a hayride or join in a farm-fun activity.
September 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Show your Seahawks pride at this Hawks themed car-show. How much blue and green can one car handle? Find out! The event is located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Meeker Street. Admission is free to the public. Register your vehicle ahead of time for $20.
Head over to our Local Events page to check out weekly updates of events all around the greater Seattle area!
Our Favorite Kent Property
The best part about the real estate in Kent is that there is an incredible amount of variety. Check out this incredible property in Kentlake Highlands. We love this property, and we love helping our clients find their dream homes! Contact us today to find our more about Kent and how we can find the perfect home for you!