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Old 01-18-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Renton is OK, I live near the fairwood area and it really is pretty nice...for the most part. South and East of Renton (the Maple Valley and Black Diamond areas) are much nicer, although travel time will increase
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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That's a fair statement, and I would also agree with it.

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However, I'm sure you'd agree that the "central" Renton Highlands area is not a necessarily recommended place to be if safety is a concern. The area surrounding the Sunset Blvd. shopping strips is still very scary late at night. The area radiating from the the prominent intersection of Union and 4th is better but a lot of crime is still taking place in the general area.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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Default Lake Washington Blvd??

I am going to be taking a short corporate assignment over the summer and am looking at bella vista apartments on lake washington blvd...but reading these posts on renton have me a little worried, should i be? is this area nice? 2100 lake washington blvd.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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That's a lovely location, right near Gene Coulon Park on the lake. It's one of the many nice sections of Renton.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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I'll second that. Lake WA Blvd in Renton is great.
In fact, I like most of Renton. There are really only a few blocks total that I'd consider scary and potentially unsafe in all of Renton, and even in the worst parts, you only have to travel a few blocks to be somewhere nice.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Are the apartments between Fry's and Boeing still being actively worked on? It seems like they've been stuck at that yellow vapor barrier stage for a long time.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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thanks for the responses!
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Yes, I noticed construction crews toiling on the roof and in the parking garage this morning. My understanding is that there are two apartments complexes, one opening in the fall of 2008 and the other in the winter of 2009. The structure does seem to have been in "yellow" mode for quite a while.

It would be nice to see a grocery store in the Landing for those soon to be living there. The closest one I know of is the Safeway up on Sunset in the Highlands, and that isn't a very attractive area, IMO.

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Are the apartments between Fry's and Boeing still being actively worked on? It seems like they've been stuck at that yellow vapor barrier stage for a long time.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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I'd be the happiest camper alive if they'd open a Trader Joe's there.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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I'd be the happiest camper alive if they'd open a Trader Joe's there.
My wife is hoping for the same thing. There's a brief mention of Trader Joe's in this article, but I haven't seen or heard anything since.

Business & Technology | Renton happy to be Target's new target | Seattle Times Newspaper
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