Originally a farm community known - like its namesake in England - for growing hops, Kent has become one of Washington's largest cities and busiest business hubs. Today, it's the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution center in the United States and home to several corporate headquarters. However, with postcard views of Mount Rainier and both the Olympic and Cascade ranges, homes for rent in Kent are also privy to Washington's most splendid natural resources.
With extensive parkland and numerous recreational facilities, Kent is an ideal place to get outside, play sports and more. The ShoWare Center, North America's first LEED GOLD-certified sports arena, routinely attracts major national tours and high-profile events. Additionally, the arena serves as the home to WHL hockey team the Seattle Thunderbirds. Farther afield, Kent residents can enjoy first-tier dining, arts and entertainment in nearby Seattle and Tacoma, take advantage of water sports on the Puget Sound or head to one of Washington's many outdoor escapes.