Used Truck Dealer Near Kent WA
About Kent Washington
Kent, located in King County, is the third largest city within the county. Its location 19 miles south of Seattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma make it a popular residential as well as business area. It is served by the County Metro transit with direct routes to downtown Seattle. Kent got its official start in 1890 when it was incorporated; today the city is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Kent’s downtown is located on the east side of the valley. The original settlements in the area were known as "White River" as well as Titusville. In the late 1800s Kent’s major source of economy were crops such as wheat, barley, oats, hops, and hay. In the 20th century the area’s focus shifted to dairy farming. Post WWII Kent’s population saw a rapid increase, particularly when Boeing established a factory in 1965. Kent has a professional sports team – the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds compete at the ShoWare Center. It also has an extensive park system includes over seventy parks and facilities.