The city is served by the Kent School District, which consists of 28 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, and three academies. The University of Washington in Seattle ranks among the top universities in the world, and is the place where bubble gum and the color TV tube were invented.
Kent School District
University of Washington
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The University of Washington provides the best medical care in the Seattle and Kent area. The Valley Medical Center, run by UW Medicine, is the oldest and largest public district hospital in the state with 303 beds. The Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, another UW Medicine facility, is ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for rehabilitation.
Valley Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center
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Kent Real Estate
The median home cost in Kent is $327,800, over 75 percent more expensive than the United States average, and the vacancy rate is about 7 percent. Houses in Seattle, meanwhile, are about 214 percent more expensive than average. Typical rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Kent is relatively affordable at $1,143, only about $100 more than the national average. A two-bedroom apartment in Seattle, similarly, is only around $1,225.
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The hotels and inns in the Kent and Seattle area offer modern amenities and beautiful bay views. The Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage in nearby Burien provides luxuries like an outdoor Jacuzzi and private massages along with the incredible scenery of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range. The Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, established in 1927, is a gorgeously renovated historic hotel conveniently located near public transportation and the SeaTac Airport.
Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage
Mayflower Park Hotel
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Seattle offers an incredible range of diverse restaurants, and so does Kent. “Teinei” is a Japanese word that means “be careful” or “pay attention,” and it’s also the name of a sushi and ramen restaurant in Seattle, where dishes are crafted with exceptional care and attention. The Silk Road Café in Kent is an Afghan eatery serves delicious gyro, kabob, baklava, and more with a complimentary cup of green tea with cardamom.
Silk Road Café
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