A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts, and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing.
Kent boasts a wide range of retail stores including antiques, gifts, clothes, books, furniture, crafts, and floral. It offers plenty of parking and lots of places to eat. Residents and visitors alike regularly enjoy the historic small-town atmosphere that is easy and enjoyable to walk. There are 68 parks and open spaces spread over 1,400 acres within the Kent parks system.
• During and after the Great Depression, Kent was known as the "Lettuce Capital of the World."
• REI, Oberto Sausage Company, Redline, Diamondback, Raleigh Bicycles, Blue Origin (Amazon’s space subsidiary), and Boeing Space and Defense are all headquartered in Kent.
• Kent was originally known as Titusville.